6, July 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10400
Open Date: 30/06/2020
Closing Date: 08/09/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.1TI.03
Prog. Ref.: 4S-SAGA
Budget Ref.: E/0533-16A – 4S-SAGA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm ¿ BB / Laser sources, modulators
Technology Domains: Optics / Optical Equipment and Instrument Technology / Optical Communications
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Institutional and European Programme Off
Contract Officer: Mezzadri, Monica
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 30/06/2020
Update Reason: Modified the Statement of Work (English version)

This activity addresses the procurement of a high performance entangled photon source (EPS) demonstration model in the Secure And cryptoGrAphic (SAGA) project under ARTES 4.0 Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S) strategic programme line. The high performance EPS demonstration model activity has the following objectives: (1) Identifying and demonstrating a suitable technology and design for an EPS fulfilling >1 Gpairs/s requirement (and other performance requirements). (2) Design and procurement of test equipment forperformance verification tests simulating the SAGA optical link attenuation in different satellite orbits and demonstrating the resulting quantum key generation rate. (3) Manufacturing and performance testing of a laboratory demonstrator with an optical design suitable for the realisation of an engineering model for SAGA project in a follow up activity.

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