Funding

This page displays the ARTES Invitation To Tenders (ITTs) which are published on EMITS. Use the selection criteria on the left to refine your search.

Funding of the individual Prime or subcontractors, for ARTES Core Competitiveness and ARTES Applications activities, is subject to authorisation of the required ARTES budget by the related National Delegations. Therefore, bidding teams are requested to inform their National Delegation(s) of their intention to participate in funded activities already before submitting a proposal.

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  • LOW LOSS WAVEGUIDES COVERING HIGH FREQUENCY BANDS (ARTES AT 5C.351)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test low loss waveguides in Ka, Q, V and W-frequency bands for use in future high throughput satellite systems (transmit and receive bands).

    Targeted Improvements:20% reduction in insertion losses with respect to the state of the art.

    Description:Conventional rectangular waveguides have high insertion loss per metre. The most obvious consequences of the high i...

  • HIGHLY INTEGRATED ACTIVE BEAM FORMING NETWORK FOR KA-BAND PHASED ARRAY ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 5B.179)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a compact Ka-band beam forming network breadboard for phased arrayantenna applications requiring a high number of beams.

    Targeted Improvements: To increase the number of beams that can be generated by active phased array antennas from about 10 to more than 40.

    Description:

    Today, phased array antennas are limited to very few beams (around 10). This is due to...

  • OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEXT GENERATION OPTICAL INTER-SATELLITE LINKS (SCYLIGHT SL.002)

    The objectives of this study are:

    1. To investigate end-to-end communications system architectures for next generation optical inter-satellite links (optical ISLs) and to establish the system requirements.
    2. To perform a preliminary design of the optical terminals for next generation optical ISLs achieving a user data rate of 10 20 Gbit/s.
    3. To identify the critical subunits of the optical te...

  • INTERFERENCE RESILIENT VSAT SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND SERVICES (ARTES AT 7A.054)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to develop a prototype of a DVB-S2/RCS Next Generation terminal composed of an antenna and a digital modem implementing interference mitigation techniques. The digital modem shall be able to provide channel state information to allow the network control centre to manage possible interference caused by Fixed Services (FS) terminals onto Fixed Frequency System (FSS) termina...

  • RAPID CALIBRATION AND TESTING FOR ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 7B.044)

    The objective of the activity is to elaborate, design and verify an antenna gain measurement system suited for rapid calibration and characterisation of active planar ground terminal antennas, which are series produced. The ground terminal antennas will operate in Ku and Ka-band.

    Targeted Improvements:Time reduction of more than 90% of the overall antenna measurement and calibration step when compared to conventional measurement methods...

  • HIGHLY DISTRIBUTED SMALL GATEWAY ARCHITECTURES FOR VHTS APPLICATIONS (ARTES FPE 1B.123)

    As telecommunication satellites attempt to keep pace with the increasing data rates and falling costs per Mbps delivered by terrestrial networks, the total throughput capability of VHTS systems has risen rapidly. The latest round of commercial spacecraft now offer total throughput in excess of the 1 TBps considered a distant target only a few years ago. To maintain the competitive position ofsatellite in the future...

  • HIGH Q DIELECTRIC RESONATORS (ARTES AT 5C.335) EXPRO+

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to develop and experimentally verify high performance dielectric resonators with a quality factor (Q) times frequency (f) figure of merit (Qf) of at least 250,000 GHz for use in input and output multiplexers.

    Targeted Improvements:Develop enabling technology for a new source of high Q dielectric resonators.

    25% increase in Q factor with respect to currently available European material....

  • PASSIVE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR 1000-FIXED-BEAM-CLASS KA-BAND ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 5B.180)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a passive low-power distribution network to support 1000-fixed-beam-class Ka-band antennas.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development for beam forming networks capable of handling 1000 fixed beams.

    Description:

    Emerging new telecom applications for Very-High-Throughput-Satellites (i.e. ICE programme) require a very high number of beams (i.e. about 1000). State-of-the...

  • ARTES C&G - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activitieson technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within eitherthe commercial or institutional market. The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system-relate...

  • SCYLIGHT - OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objective of ARTES ScyLight is to address the development and use of innovative optical technologies for satellite communication as well as new market opportunities for optical communication technologies, and support industry to develop or seize related market opportunities. ScyLight will therefore cover the development and evolution of optical communication technologies and suitable flight opportunities for their in-orbit verification. Sc...

  • OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR ARTES 20 (INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROMOTION PROGRAMME)

    The overall goal of the ARTES Element 20 programme can be summarised as "the development of operational services for a wide range of users through the combination of different systems". To achieve this, the following objectives have been defined: Promotion of space applications to a wider range of users, especially those who are not aware of the benefits that space technologies can bring to them; Development of new operational servic...

  • ARTES CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLANS EMITS / WEBSITE

    A key role of ESA within the satellite telecommunications sector is to promote high levels of Research and Development activity within Participating State industry to help ensure both their preparedness and competitiveness in both the short and long terms.

    ARTES Core Competitiveness Element Programme Component A Advanced Technology (ARTES AT) is concerned with the early development stages of new systems and the exploitation of new and p...

  • ARTES C&G - ENTRY - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activitieson technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within eitherthe commercial or institutional market.

    The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system...