29, July 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8584
Open Date: 27/07/2016
Closing Date: 21/09/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.164.02
Prog. Ref.: CTP – General
Budget Ref.: E/0401-01B – CTP – General
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / InfraRed instruments / Telescopes, ¿
Technology Domains: Optoelectronics / Detector Technologies / Infrared detectors. (NIR¿FIR)
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Office
Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 – Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg…
Last Update Date: 27/07/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

Objective: The main objective of the activity is to develop and characterise detectors in the Mid Wave Infrared (MWIR 2 to 8 um) wavelength range, operating at 40 K with performances meeting the requirements of potential future science missions. Description: Potential future science missions (e.g. Ariel) require high-performance detectors operating at 40 K in the MWIR wavelength range (2 to 8 um). Previous investigations have demonstrated that the quantum efficiency and dark current of existing Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detectors do not meet the necessary performance requirements at the required operating temperature. The aim of this activity is to: examine possible solutions to design a detector matching Ariel requirements (quantum efficiency, readout noise, dark current) and perform modelling of performances and degradation under irradiations, develop or adapt one (or more) associated detectors with its Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC).test and characterise the developed detectors at the required operating temperature, using the results to improve the detector performance model. Procurement Policy: C(1) : Activities in open competition limited to the non-Large-System Integrators.

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