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PIEZOELECTRIC MOTORS TRIBOLOGY FOR SPACE EXPLORATION APPLICATIONS - EXPRO+

on 07 June 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9803
Open Date: 05/06/2019
Closing Date: 24/07/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.133.03
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - Technology Developme
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Launchers / Propulsion / Liquid propulsion systems - BB / Feeding system devices (feed lines, filters, valves, ¿) / Satellites & Probes / Mechanisms / Mechanisms ¿ BB / Motors: Brushed DC, Brushless DC, Piezo-electric, Stepper, Voice Coil, ¿ / Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm ¿ BB / Receivers / Satellites & Probes / Propulsion / Electric Propulsion ¿ BB / Flow control and distribution devices (Fuel decent valves, pyro-valves, high and low pressure transducers, tubing, brackets, ...)
Technology Domains: Automation, Telepresence & Robotics / Applications and Concepts / Planetary Exploration / Mechanisms / MEMS Technologies / Optics / Optical System Engineering / Overall Optical System Definition, Design and Engineering / Mechanisms / Tribology Technologies / Material Surface Technologies
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Structure and Mechanisms Division
Contract Officer: Reinsoo, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: C3 - Activities restricted to SMEs & R&D organisations, prefe...
Last Update Date: 05/06/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

The project shall cover the design, manufacturing and extensive test of piezoelectric motors breadboards with special attention to tribological surfaces behaviour characterization when exposed to different working conditions in terms of environment (e.g. thermal range or radiation) and loads, and particularly targeting potential application for explorationmissions (e.g. Mars). Two different BBs shall be design and characterise against a set of requirement specifications preliminarilyprovided in Annex I for consolidation.The test campaign shall be defined such that all limitations of the chosen technologies can be identified, and particularly with theintention of finally master the dependence of friction wrt working condition and life duration. Procurement Policy: C(3) = Activity restricted to SMEs RD Entities. For additional information please go to EMITS news "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes".

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