7, July 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10875
Open Date: 01/07/2021 14:18 CEST
Closing Date: 15/10/2021 13:00 CEST

The hustle and bustle of modern society is often intertwined – whether intentionally or unintentionally – with radio-frequency (RF)emissions. Individuals, vehicles, and equipment leave behind electromagnetic signatures that, upon capture and analysis, can revealhidden patterns, unknown behaviours, and illicit activities. RF analytics deals with the extraction of information from these emissions; parameters such as power, frequency, and geolocation are derived from RF signals in order to predict behaviours, support decision making, perform diagnosis, and/or understand phenomena. While surface-based RF monitoring systems can provide high levels of sensitivity and geolocation precision, the operative range of the equipment is a limiting factor. Conversely, space-based RF monitoring systems, while losing sensitivity and geolocation accuracy due to the distance from the emitters, offer wide fields of view, and global coverage with (potentially) multiple revisits per day. The main objective of the Feasibility Study is to carry out an in-depth analysis on the technical feasibility and economic viability of services and solutions that integrate space-based RF analytics data, either in a standalone configuration, or fused with other space or ground datasets. Particular attention will be made to those applications addressing the needs expressed by stakeholders.

Directorate: Directorate Telecom Integrated Applica
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Contracts Officer: Adriana Lucas
Initiating Service: TIA-AP
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0520-01G – BASS 4.0.1
Tender Type: Open Competition
Technology Keywords: 26-OTHERS
Products Keywords: 5-Non Space Procurement/Services

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