18, November 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8797
Open Date: 16/11/2016
Closing Date: 11/01/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.197.17
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Power / Power Eng. SW / SW for Power systems design, analysis, simulation, etc.
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Ferreol, Audrey
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 16/11/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

There are many places in the solar system where the thermal environment is severely constraining the possibilities for space missions. While major progress has been made in recent years in the development of low temperature electronics, usually it is chemical batteries that are limiting the low temperature survivability of traditional systems. In this study, the feasibility, pros and cons, physical and operational limitations of battery-less avionics systems for spacecraft, with a focus on planetary and lunar landers, are assessed. The state of the art of related key technologies is compiled, and the opportunities offered by battery-less systems are explored.

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