3, May 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8432
Open Date: 24/03/2016
Closing Date: 31/05/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.112.15
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / RF equipment / Transmitter and Receiver assemblies, Frequency converters, …
Technology Domains: Ground Station Systems and Networks / Ground Station System / Microwave and Optical Active/Passive Systems
Establishment: ESOC
Department: Ground Systems Engineering Department
Division: Ground Station Systems Division
Contract Officer: Hurtz, Anne Maria
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 – Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg…
Last Update Date: 27/04/2016
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification (English version)

Present ESA Deep Space Stations are equipped with a 20 kW X Band High Power Amplifier (HPA). Future missions will demand improved uplink performance and as such it is required to increase the uplink power. A previous GSP activity has concluded that an increase in the uplink performances can be achieved with an 80 kW transmitter. A second GSP activity has analysed the viability of a European alternative to US Klystron tubes (100 kW, X band) and considered the viability of European tubes at 25 and 100 kW. This activity shall design the complete High Power Amplifier around the existing tube (or a new European one), including all the different HPA subsystems (power supplies, protection, preamplifiers, internal cooling, …) and ancillary systems (mains distribution, de-ionised coolingsystem). At the conclusion of the activity, a detailed and complete Design Data Package will be available allowing to start the manufacturing phase minimising the risk of the development. The activity will cover the first steps of the amplifier design and development, from the analysis of customer needs and requirements, through the architecture definition, trade-offs, performance analysis and budgets, and finalising with the detailed design of the unit and complete definition of each subsystem of the amplifier (includingthe de-ionised cooling system). 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 R&D entities in ESA programmes”.
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