31, March 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9623
Open Date: 28/03/2019
Closing Date: 23/05/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.1ET.32
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / RF / Microwave Communication (Platform and Payloads) / RF Comm. Eng. SW / SW for RF Comm. design, analysis, simulation, etc.
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Radio Navigation Systems/Subsystems / Navigation System Tools
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Electrical Department
Contract Officer: Seynaeve, Christophe Rene R.
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 – Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg…
Last Update Date: 28/03/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

Current single-frequency Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) and planned dual-frequency multi-constellation (DFMC) SBAS systems enable approach operations with vertical guidance with time to alarm (TTA) of 6 seconds, but do not support auto land operations with decision height (DH) much less than 200 feet, and time to alarm down to 1-2 seconds . These critical TTA requirements cannot be met by having all integrity monitors centralized at the GroundSegment. Therefore, there is a need to distribute the integrity monitors amongst different Ground, Space and User Segments.The activity is structured in the following tasks:1. System Function Specification Consolidation.2. System Function Preliminary Design.3. System Function Detailed Design.4. Ground-Segment Monitor Design Performance Assessment.5. Space-Segment Monitor Design Performance Assessment.6. User-Segment Monitors Design Performance Assessment.The activity will provide inputs for the safety of life requirements within the European GNSS programmes.Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). 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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