27, July 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9521
Open Date: 26/07/2018
Closing Date: 27/09/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.154.18
Prog. Ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 – NAVISP Element 1
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: NAVISP Programme Office
Contract Officer: Papaioannou, Maria
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 26/07/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

This EXPRO+ procurement is part of the NAVISP Programme, under Elelment 1, Work Plan 2018.The exploitation of quantum physics hasenabled revolutionary technical applications and is today again set to disrupt conventional technologies such as communication, encryption, sensing, and computing by usage of even more fundamental quantum effects such as superposition, entanglement and atom interferometry. Such effects are inherently fragile and sensitive to the outside world and can be used to create precise devices for measuring local acceleration, gravity, magnetic fields, and rotation. The technology has the potential to boost accuracies for inertial-, gravity-, and magnetic based navigation by orders of magnitudes and is therefore a promising future technology to augment GNSS navigation in challenging environments.For navigation, several quantum technologies look promising for a wide range of inertial navigation applications due to recent advancement in science and technology. It is expected that the technology progress will allow commercialisation in various navigation use cases in the future.

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