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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  • LARGE UNFURLABLE REFLECTOR SURFACE ASSEMBLY FOR KA-BAND APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 5B.169)

    Objective of the activity is to design, develop and verify an unfurlable reflector surface assembly suitable for use in large European antennas operating in the 20 35 GHz frequency range.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development for a new source of unfurlable reflectors capable of generating the high gain, narrow beams needed in terabit/s high throughput satellite systems.

    Description: The next generation of high th...

  • POWER PROCESSING UNIT SWITCH-ON STRATEGY AFTER SPACECRAFT SEPARATION (ARTES AT REF. 4F.099) (RE-ISSUE OF ITT 1-8866)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to allow Power Processing Unit (PPU) switch on as quickly as possible after spacecraft separation.

    Targeted Improvements: To avoid long drifts during mission phases (days).

    Description: High power units like PPUs havethe risk of Corona at first start-up if the pressure is too high. Traditionally, such units are therefore only switched on after several days of depressurization and outgas...

  • SMA COMPATIBLE FAST LOCKING CONNECTOR (ARTES AT 5C.331)

    Objective of this activity is to develop fast locking connectors for cable assemblies compatible with standard SMA jack connectors.

    Targeted Improvements: Increased layout density for payload equipment in the order of 20% together with up to 10%-30% reduction in assembly, integration and testing (AIT) time of payloads.

    Description:Today SMA con...

  • SOFTWARE DEFINE RADIO (SDR) 'MAKERSPACE' FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION (ARTES AT 6B.042)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of early proof of concepts using Software Design Radio (SDR) technology.

    Targeted Improvements:Significant time reduction to develop and produce ground and user segment SDR prototypes

    Description:Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology allows for a rapid prototyping of air interfaces, flexibility in the selection of the frequency bands and...

  • QUANTIFYING RECONFIGURATION AND FLEXIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SATELLITE PAYLOADS OPERATING WITHIN THE 5G ENVIRONMENT (ARTES FPE 1B.119) - EXPRO PLUS

    The next generation of mobile network standards, 5G, will be of great significance to the overall telecommunications sector as ever-increasing focus is put on convergence and full re-configurability of services and networks.

    This development will encompass the implementation of several new paradigms, such as Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualisation (SDN/NFV), which would,for example, enable the possibility to:

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  • BEAM-HOPPING BASED USER MODEM (ARTES AT 7B.036)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a ground user modem prototype to operate in a beam-hoppingbased satellite system.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technologies to identify and implement the required changes in the existing modem capabilities to be compatible with the beam-hopping technique.

    Description: Beam-hopping grants the satellite system a large flexibility in accommodating irregular and time-va...

  • OUTDOOR UNIT (ODU) FOR SATCOM NEXT GENERATION NON-GEO SATELLITES (ARTES AT 7B.037)

    To design, develop and test a plug-and-play, self-scanning outdoor unit for the consumer market.

    Targeted Improvements:This is an enabling technology development for a new outdoor unit.

    Description: There are commercial initiatives based on the use of hundreds of small satellites in low earth and medium earth orbit (LEO/MEO) capable to provide global broadband coverage with minimum service latency.

    A key element of the sys...

  • TOPOLOGIES, ARCHITECTURES, BUSINESS MODELS, AND OPERATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATIONS (ARTES FPE 1C.043)

    Market demands are evolving as more data-intensive services are set to be widely deployed, requiring new technologies, business models and levels of cooperation. The Satellite industry will need to meet these evolving requirements in order to maximize opportunities and become an active player across the range of vertical sectors considered in the deployment of 5G, such as e-health, energy, and transportation (incorporating all transport users...

  • DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHT-WEIGHT OPTICAL TERMINAL FOR SMALL SATELLITES (ARTES AT 5E.010)

    Objective: To develop an Engineering Model of a miniaturised optical terminal for LEO-LEO and LEO-ground applications.

    Targeted Improvements: Improved communication rates for small satellites, and increased use of smaller satellites for telecommunication missions by removing radio regulatory hurdles.

    Description: Optical communications is a technology currently being explored for embarkation on medium sized satellites. Within Eur...

  • ARTES 3/4: TELECOM - PRODUCTS PROGRAMME - MEGACONSTELLATIONS - CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 1-8468

    ARTES 3/4 is the ESA-Industry Programme for satellite telecommunication product developments. This time-limited 'Call for Proposals' is for the development of payload and platform products and processes for LEO-based broadband constellations featuring large numbers of satellites (the so-called "megaconstellations"), for which the industrial development plan is to be engaged before Q3 2016. Several of these ventures have eme...

  • ARTES SCYLIGHT ROLLING WORK PLAN 2017

    This first ScyLight Workplan has been established based on an ESA internal ARTES ScyLight Call for Ideas. It will be amended reflecting the findings from Industry Workshops or the consolidation process with stakeholders, like National Delegations, Operators, Service Providers, Satellite Manufacturers, Industry and experts which will take place in the next months. The activities have beenselected in line with the programme objectives for Line 1...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...