15, May 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10308
Open Date: 08/05/2020
Closing Date: 03/07/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.133.04
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Mechanisms / Mechanisms ¿ BB / Sensors: Position sensors, Velocity, Acceleration, Stress, …/ Technology Domains: Mechanisms / Mechanism Core Technologies / Motion & Force Sensor Technologies
Mechanisms / Mechanism Core Technologies / Guiding Technologies
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Department
Division: Structure, Mechanisms & Materials Div.
Contract Officer: Garre, Maximilian
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 – Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg…
Last Update Date: 08/05/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this activity is to investigate, design, develop, manufacture and test a tribology free flexible mechanism elementwith integrated sensor for position and also potentially health monitoring. The output shall becompatible with flexible pivot mechanisms and achieve at least TRL3 status, with testing and delivery of a critical element Bread Board.Although not part of the component to be developed, the aspects necessary to monitor the signal, and perform the testing (EGSE MGSE) shall be duly considered by the contractor. To ensure maximum utility of the targeted technology, collaboration between companies specialising in compliant mechanisms and integrated sensors is encouraged. It is also highlighted that involvement of companies familiar with sensor signalprocessing electronics on S/C (data handling) could be beneficial. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes”.

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