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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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  • INTEGRATED BATTERY CHARGE REGULATOR AND BUS CONVERTER FOR SATCOM POWER SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 4F.129)

    The objective of the activity is to develop, manufacture and test a compact Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (PCDU) Engineering Model employing high frequency switching techniques, integrating Battery Charge Regulator (BCR) and Internal bus DC/DC Converter (IBC).

    Targeted Improvements: Reduction of volume and mass by 50% of the PCDU thanks to a significant higher switchin...

  • 5G-ENABLED GROUND SEGMENT TECHNOLOGIES OVER THE AIR DEMONSTRATOR (ARTES AT 7C.057)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a gNodeB (gNB) based gateway and the user terminal, compliant with the 5G standard release 16 or above. The activity will include a demonstration of bi-directional links between the developed terminal and the gateway via a direct satellite link.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling the deployment of 5G compatible gateway and terminals.

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  • FAST COMPOSITE REFLECTOR MANUFACTURING (ARTES AT 5B.192) RE-ISSUE OF ITT 1-9756

    Antenna reflectors are key products for telecommunication payloads. The manufacturing time and complexity of reflectors are known to be driven by the need of a temperature-stable or temperature-compensated mould. The conventional approach for reflector manufacturing is to cure the composite sandwich in an autoclave in order to meet the stringent surface accuracy requirements dictated by the frequency of operation....

  • INTEGRATED KA BAND TRANSMIT/RECEIVE MODULE FOR ACTIVE MULTIBEAM ANTENNA ARRAYS (ARTES AT 5B.202)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a concept of a Ka-band transmit/receive active antenna achieving the high isolation requirement (in the order of at least 150 dBc) and the demanding thermal and integration requirements. An antenna tile breadboard will be designed, manufactured and tested to evaluate the concept.

    Targeted Improvements:

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  • EUROPEAN RF REFLECTIVE MESH FOR LARGE DEPLOYABLE ANTENNA REFLECTORS FROM KA- TO V-BAND (ARTES AT 5B.200)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a breadboard of an RF reflective mesh suitable for 5 to8 metre deployable antenna reflectors required for Ka-band to V-band (25 to 50 GHz) applications.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling a European source of Ka-band to V-band large deployable antenna reflectors.

    Description:

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  • 100W DEPLOYABLE SOLAR PANELS FOR NANOSATELLITES (ARTES AT 4F.141) (FORMER ON DELEGATION REQUEST)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a 100W deployable solar array for CubeSats that can bestowed in a 1U volume.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling deployment of a solar array from a stowed 1U volume with a peak power production exceeding 100W.

    Description:

    Communications satellites...

  • MECHANICAL SCANNING BASED LOW-PROFILE GROUND USER TERMINALS (ARTES AT 7B.053)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and test a low profile ground user terminal antenna based on a compact mechanical scanning mechanism with an operational bandwidth of at least 10% and an overall thickness lower than 7 cm.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling mechanical scanning based and low profile antennas with 10% fractional bandwidth for ground user terminals not existi...

  • ON-BOARD ULTRA-STABLE OFFSET REFLECTOR FOR W-BAND APPLICATION (ARTES AT 5B.201)

    The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test an Engineering Model of an ultra-stable offset reflector for W-band telecommunication feeder links.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology for W-band feeder links.

    Description:

    The next-generation high-capacity communication satellites requ...

  • IN-ORBIT OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING MEASUREMENTS (ARTES AT 4E.075)

    The objective of this activity is to develop and demonstrate in-orbit optical shape sensing as needed for in-orbit structure distortion and antenna distortion detection and monitoring. A sensor breadboard shall be designed and the shape sensing performance testedon a representative hardware under Space environmental conditions.

    Targeted Improvements:

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  • SPACE HELPING UK ON COVID-19 AND OTHER PANDEMICS

    The amplitude of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented associated impacts this has on the daily life of populations worldwide, ESA, in collaboration with the UK Space Agency (UKSA), is leveraging on existing tools such as the Business Applications-Space Solutions programme to release a dedicated CfP to support the fight against this major virus outbreak. For many years, ESA hasbeen in the forefront of...

  • COMPACT KA-BAND PLANAR BROADBAND INPUT MULTIPLEXERS FOR MULTIBEAM 20 GHZ/30 GHZ APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 5C.407)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop, manufacture and test two compact planar Ka-band low power input multiplexers for broadband applications and volume production.

    Targeted Improvements: 50% mass and footprint reduction of broadband, low power multiplexers due to efficient stacking accommodation.

    Description:

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  • 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 CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLAN 2020 - 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 ofnew systems and the exploitation of new and promising...

  • 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 4.0 TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS ACTIVITY - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    This Call for Proposals covers the industry initiated activities for the four Programmes lines identified below:

    • ARTES 4.0 Core Competitiveness Generic Programme Line - Component B: Competitiveness Growth
    • ARTES 4.0 strategic programme line Space for 5G
    • ARTES 4.0 strategic programme line Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S)
    • ARTES 4.0 strategic programme line Optical Commu...

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARTES 4.0 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS SPACE4RAIL

    The ARTES 4.0 Business Applications Space4Rail Call for Proposals is comprised of several thematic domains supporting industry-specific initiatives related to the digitalisation of railway. This call aims to support the exploitation of space-based assets (satellite navigation, satellite communications and/or earth observation) in innovative and sustainable applications/services

    :i) related to future Control, Command and Signaling (CCS)...