6, May 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10558
Open Date: 29/04/2021 19:43 CEST
Closing Date: 11/06/2021 13:00 CEST

The aim is to develop a general-purpose radiation monitor with small size, easy interfacing and low unit cost that is capable of registering and categorizing singleparticles.Traditional radiation monitoring based on discrete components usually results in relatively heavy instruments with relatively high procurement cost. However, recent advances in Systems In Packages (SIPs), ASICs and Monolithic CMOS sensors allows the development of highly integrated packages containing the detection and processing electronics, and avoiding high voltages.This activity will select the most appropriate technology from previous RD in the space and high energy physics domains, and design and prototype a radiation monitor that can distinguish particle energy deposits in well-defined volumes, as a basis for general purpose monitoring of electrons, protons and heavy ions. Inaddition, spectroscopy may be implemented in follow-on development with add-on selection techniques based on shielding, stacking or magnetic field selection, butthe baseline should bea stand-alone minimal single sensor system. The target mass for the system is <100g.The main tasks to be executed during this activity will include: – A review of miniaturization technologies in space and High Energy Physics, in context of measurement requirements, – Selection of appropriate technology, – Manufacture of a bread-board and develop a prototype, with ASIC/detector fabrication runs if necessary, – Screen with cosmics and Co-60; full characterisation in p, e beams, – Establish a FM design, development plan and costing.

Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Contracts Officer: Christophe Rene R. Seynaeve
Initiating Service: TEC-EPS
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: CZ
Technology Keywords: 4-A-II-Inflight Monitoring
Products Keywords: 2-I-4-a-Gradiometers, Plasma detectors,…

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