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GEOMETRY- AND WAVELENGTH-AGNOSTIC HIGHLY-EFFICIENT FORWARD AND REVERSE SAR PROCESSOR - EXPRO+

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9878
Open Date: 10/12/2019
Closing Date: 14/02/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.1ET.14
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: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / RF and microwave Instruments / Imaging Radars
Technology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / RF Payloads / EO Instruments / Space System Software / Earth Observation Payload Data Exploitation / Data and Information Processing and Exploitation
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Electrical Department
Division: RF Payloads & Technology Division
Contract Officer: Ferreol, Audrey
Industrial Policy Measure: C3 - Activities restricted to SMEs & R&D organisations, prefe...
Last Update Date: 10/12/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

In several previous activities, forward and reverse processing kernels were developed. Their time-critical nature meant little effort could be spent making the developments open access. The following scenarios are envisaged:1) Monostatic: Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-1 NG - interfacing to S1-Toolbox (SNAP) environment and Region-Of-Interest (ROI) stack-processing shall be demonstrated, including application of internal calibration.2) Multistatic configurations: Sentinel-1 (i.e. STEREOID) + L-band - with the intention to apply the developed framework to the Earth Explorer 10 Candidate Mission STEREOID3) GEO SAR platforms (C-band, i.e. G-CLASS) - handlingspecific research questions for the Earth Explorer 10 Candidate Mission G-CLASS where different synthetic aperture lengths are foreseen from a geosynchronous orbit geometryThis activity will make available a mission-agnostic SAR processing environment that can beapplied consistently to several mission concepts.This activity encompasses the following tasks:- review of state-of-the-art- selection and implementation of the processing kernels- validation for Sentinel-1 scenario- implementation of other mission scenariosThe output should be software following one of the ESA Community Licenses.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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