11, August 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9066
Open Date: 02/08/2017
Closing Date: 29/09/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.154.10
Prog. Ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 – NAVISP Element 1
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CZ+DK+FI+NO+RO+CH+GB
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: Dir. Galileo Prog & Nav related activiti
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: GNSS Demonstration Office
Contract Officer: Mezzadri, Monica
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 02/08/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

This EXPRO+ procurement is part of the NAVISP Programme, under Elelment 1, Work Plan 2017.GNSS is the only global, free, comprehensive technology providing absolute PNT data to users worldwide. Its limitations are known, including long life cycle and replenishment schedule, affecting their ability to adapt easily to short term market needs and to some extent, resilience.Considering the above, alternative PNT methods and solutions have been developed, innovative PNT systems are emerging (ground-based or space-based) and are expected to further enhance their capabilities to satisfy the growing market needs for ubiquitous localisation.In this framework it appears necessary to develop a proper understanding of the emerging trends in alternative PNT technologies. With a renewed interest in LEO constellations, PNT innovation investigations should focus as a priority on LEO-based PNT, and their potential to complement a GNSS backbone with, for example, improved reactivity to new user needs and new capabilities.This activity aims to perform a system analysis addressing LEO-based alternative or complementary PNT, benefiting from the increasing number of satellites in LEO. It will address multiple LEO scenarios, the overall system architecture, specific aspects such as ground mission segment, user equipment technologies and will anticipate the technical implications deriving from such potential system.

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