8, October 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10017
Open Date: 03/10/2019
Closing Date: 28/11/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.1QC.01
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Electronics / EEE Components / Monolithic Microcircuits (including MMICs)
Technology Domains: Spacecraft Environments and Effects / Environment Effects / Effects Analysis Tools
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Product Assurance and Safety Department
Division: Space Materials&Components Evaluation Di
Contract Officer: Magne-Lie, Karine
Industrial Policy Measure: C2 – Activities in open competition, significant partecipat…
Last Update Date: 03/10/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

More and more space applications and missions are considering the use of deep submicron technologies. Digital CMOS technologies below 65nm are sensitive to proton induced Single Event Effects (SEE) by direct ionisation mechanism. The consequence is a significant increase of SEE rates in flight (up to several orders of magnitude). This effect will be the dominant cause of SEE in orbit for these technologies. This poses a very significant challenge to SEE mitigation methods used in spacecraft electronics. Today, there is noaccepted standard method to characterise these effects, and then estimate the error rate in orbit.The activity encompasses the following tasks:- state of art review and simulation work- test procedure and error rate methodology definition- test candidates selection from 28 to 22 nm MOS digital technologies- low energy protons SEE tests- analysis- test procedure and error methodology finalisation- development of a software routine to estimate in-flight error rate induced proton via direct ionization.Procurement Policy: C(2) = A relevant participation (in terms of quality and quantity) of non-primes (incl. SMEs) is required. 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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