11, July 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8605
Open Date: 08/07/2016
Closing Date: 15/09/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.129.06
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Optical Instruments / Optical Telescopes
Technology Domains: Optics / Optical Equipment and Instrument Technology / Optical Communications
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Management
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Mechatronics and Optics Division
Contract Officer: Jeusset, Benjamin
Industrial Policy Measure: C2 – Activities in open competition, significant partecipat…
Last Update Date: 08/07/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

The objective of this activity is to mitigate the bottleneck in RF communication bandwidth applicable to telecommunication satellites. The activity shall develop and test the prototype of an optical feeder link system that enables extremely high data rate uplinks to future telecommunication satellites. The prototype shall consist of a data transmission system and an adaptive optical system for atmospheric distortion pre-compensation. Procurement Policy: C(2) = A relevant participation (in terms of quality and quantity) of non-primes (incl. SMEs) is required. 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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