31, May 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9853
Open Date: 17/05/2019
Closing Date: 01/07/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.154.05
Prog. Ref.: NAVISP Element 1
Budget Ref.: E/0365-10 – NAVISP Element 1
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Technology Domains: Onboard Data Systems / Payload Data Processing / System Technologies for Payload Data Processing / Onboard Data Systems / Onboard Data Management / System / Space System Software / Advanced Software Technologies / Advanced Software Development Methods and Tools / Space System Software / Space Segment Software / Methods and Tools for Onboard Software Engineering Processes / RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Telecommunication Systems/Subsystems / Telecom System Engineering Tools
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Department: Strategy and Programme Department
Division: NAVISP Programme Office
Contract Officer: Wurzel, Loretta Elisabeth
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 28/05/2019
Update Reason: Modified a Clarification(English version) 2

In the last years, there has been fast progress in satellite on-board computing achieved by the satellite telecommunication industry. On-board processors have increased performance, with less mass, volume and power consumption. As regards current and evolving space-based PNT data layer services (e.g. private or public GNSS data augmentations), they usually retransmit data computed on-groundvia satellite and their architectures do not exploit the benefits that technological innovation in on-board processing could bring against new threats and challenges. These benefits may range from reduction of latency for data collection, processing and broadcasttoincreased robustness against physical and cyber-attacks, as jamming and spoofing of the satellite up-link.The main objective of the proposed activity is to study new, innovative concepts and trade-off main design drivers for a PNT data layer system based onon-board processing, alternative to conventional on-ground computation based systems.

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