31, October 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10093
Open Date: 31/10/2019
Closing Date: 16/01/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.197.12
Prog. Ref.: Discovery
Budget Ref.: E/0600-06 – Discovery
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / RF / Microwave Communication (Platform and Payloads) / RF Comm. Eng. SW / SW for RF Comm. design, analysis, simulation, etc. / Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Other / Satellites & Probes / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Systems Department
Division: Adv. Concepts & Studies Office
Contract Officer: Singer, Anze
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 31/10/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this activity is to carry out the conceptual design of an on-orbit manufactured and assembled large-parabolic-antenna reflector(s) and corresponding feed (the feed can be manufactured and assembled on-orbit or manufactured on-ground), with a focus on manufacturing process, interfaces, inspection, calibration and test approaches as well as on the associated on-orbit robotic capabilities required. In order to achieve the main objective of the activity, the following work logic is proposed:- The objectiveoftask1 is to define the large antenna reflector design requirements for different study cases and space applications (depending on commonalities and differences of the requirements for the different applications).- The objective of task2 is to identify and trade-off of suitable on-orbit manufacturing processes and materials including the derivation of the relevant requirements for on-orbitrobotics capabilities, the relevant requirements of I/F for on-orbit assembly and the relevant requirements for inspection, calibrationand tests in order to meet the antenna reflector(s) requirements.- The objective of task3 is to define of a conceptual design of the antenna reflector(s) based on the selected manufacturing process, interfaces, inspections, calibrations, tests and associatedrobotic capabilities.- The objective of task4 is to establish a technology roadmap.

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