9, December 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8822
Open Date: 07/12/2016
Closing Date: 25/01/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.156.06
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-3 Instr Pre-Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0027-01 – EOEP-3 Instr Pre-Dev
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / RF and microwave Instruments / Microwave radiometers
Techology Domains: Optoelectronics / Photonics / RF Photonics
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Earth Observation Projects Department
Division: Instrument Pre-Development Division
Contract Officer: Ipsilanti, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 07/12/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

SMOS, launched in November 2009, has exceeded already its extended life time of 5 years. There is a need to prepare the technologyfor a future follow-on mission on L-band radiometry. Based on the SMOS experience it is proposed to develop an advanced optical harness concept which could be used for several configurations of future L-band interferometric radiometers as studied in relevant studies [RD1]. The required new optical communication system will capitalise on the experience of the successful use of the optical harness in the SMOS mission advancing with new techniques and technologies.Along with the effort on optical harness the Agency launches activities to look at the two other main parts of the SMOS-OPS payload:- The Radiometer instrument- The on board CorrelatorThe objective is that by the advancements achieved by these three activities the technologies that constitute the SMOS-OPS payload will be in the appropriate TRL so it can be adopted in a future mission program.

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