11, August 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9054
Open Date: 25/07/2017
Closing Date: 15/09/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.154.06
Prog. Ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 – NAVISP Element 1
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CZ+DK+FI+FR+NO+RO+CH+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / Baseband equipment / Telemetry and Telecommand equipment, Tracking, Ranging and Doppler measurement equipment, CODECS, …
Ground Segment / Ground Station / Antennas / Structure & Thermal, Servo / Mechanics, Reflectors, feeds and diplexers, Antenna Control Units (ACUs), Drive Systems, …
Ground Segment / Ground Station / RF equipment / Transmitter and Receiver assemblies, Frequency converters, …
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Radio Navigation Systems/Subsystems / Ground Receivers
Electromagnetic Technologies and Techniques / Antennas / Array Antennas and Standalone Radiators
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: 25/07/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

This EXPRO+ procurement is part of the NAVISP Programme, under Elelment 1, Work Plan 2017.The activity primarily targets GNSS antennas for autonomous driving vehicles, which is a fast growing market. It is foreseen that future vehicles will rely less and less on humans, and more and more on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), requiring reliable navigation based on several sensors (GNSS and others) in order to ensure security and safety inside and outside the vehicle in all conditions. The main objective of the activity is to design and develop a prototype representative of a multi-element GNSS antenna and receiver tailored for ADAS applications, that is able to mitigate different types of impairments, by the use of dynamic beamforming techniques.A test campaign will be carried out to characterise the performance of the prototype in different conditions, and compare these results to reference solutions.The activity will focus on critical technologies that will be subsequently used in the development of future antenna products. The prototype will be based as much as possible on existing components and algorithms in order to reduce its recurrent cost, and pave the way for an affordable end product.

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