16, April 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10248
Open Date: 27/03/2020
Closing Date: 29/05/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.164.02
Prog. Ref.: Prodex Switzerland
Budget Ref.: E/0420-01C – Prodex Switzerland
Special Prov.: CH
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Passive sounders
Technology Domains: Mechanisms / Control Electronics Technologies
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Science
Department: Future Missions Department
Division: Prodex Office
Contract Officer: Kaysan, Juliette
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 01/04/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The main objectives of the activity is the Phase A development of the LISA Gravitational Reference System Front-End Electronics (GRS-FEE).The principle of operation of LISA is based on laser ranging free-floating Test Masses (TMs) located in each of the three spacecrafts.The GRS FEE two main functions are to provide position sensing of the TM and to provide force and torque actuation of theTM, to implement control of the relative TM-S/C position and attitude. After consolidation of the requirements and analysis of theLISA Pathfinder FEE lessons learned, different options for the LISA GRS-FEE will be traded off, a preliminary design concept for the GRS-FEE will be developed and a phase B-C-D development plan proposed.

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