24, June 2022

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11384
Open Date: 21/06/2022 09:43 CEST
Closing Date: 03/08/2022 13:00 CEST

Biosensors (pioneered by C. Clark, inventor of Clark Oxygen Electrode for blood), are sensors that integrate a biological element with a physiochemical transducer to produce an electronic signal proportional to a single analyse which is then conveyed to a detector. A wide field of applications exists: clinical (in vivo, in vitro) and non-clinical. Typical application fields are food-analyses(e.g. freshness sensor, artificial nose…), drug development, crime detection, medical diagnosis (clinical and laboratory), environmental field monitoring, quality control, industrial process control, detection systems for biological agents (not limited to warfare), manufacturing of pharmaceutical and human organs, medical event monitoring and testing. This raises the question about the addedvalue of integrating Biosensors with a PNT function, e.g. in an Internet of Things (IoT) approach. Potentially interesting is the use of the “Lab-on-a-Chip” concept. In other words, future devices which are able integrate multiple functions on a single integratedcircuit of only millimeters.Several examples exist already: Digital Angel, Ring Sensor, Smart Shirt, Smart Spacesuit (NASA) EVA, quality and performance testing in sport (Athletics, racing horses, monitoring of soldiers, fire-fighters). The objective of the proposed activity is to analyse different categories of biosensors and its potential integration with PNT, bringing together at least two scientific groups: Bioengineering and PNT engineering. Technical and market analyses shall be required in order to come up with afundamental assessment of the interdisciplinary field.

Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Roman Roussel
Initiating Service: NAV-PNI
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0365-40 – NAVISP Phase 2 E1
Tender Type: Open Competition
Technology Keywords: 6-B-II-Ground Receivers / 6-E-II-RF Equipment

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