9, December 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8801
Open Date: 06/12/2016
Closing Date: 23/01/2017 12:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.112.09
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Mission Control / Operational Support (POD, GNSS, DDOR, …)
Techology Domains: Flight Dynamics and GNSS / GNSS High-Precision Data Processing / GNSS and Geodetic Data Processing / Flight Dynamics and GNSS / GNSS High-Precision Data Processing / Geodetic Reference Frames
Establishment: ESOC
Department: Ground Systems Engineering Department
Division: Navigation Support Office
Contract Officer: Roettger, Sabine
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 06/12/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP) are of fundamental importance for all ESA missions. Currently, the EOPs are obtained from an external entity the Earth Orientation and Reference Service (IERS). The goal of this activity is the development of ESA capability for the estimation and prediction of Earth Orientation Parameter in order to become independent of external services. Several aspects related to this subject topic need to be investigated and further developed. Of particular concern are the following topics:- The estimation of EOPs based on the combination of different complementary observation types such as SLR, VLBI and GNSS. The study shall analyse the difficulties resulting from the combined processing of different observation types and their contribution to the individual global parameters. Different concept shall be proposed, implemented, prototyped and tested.- The prediction of EOPs based on empirical and also physical modelling. The prediction of EOP is a very difficult area, which need fundamental development in order to obtain reliable results. In the frame of this activity, different concepts for the prediction of EOPs shall be developed, prototyped and tested.

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