11, April 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8586

Open Date: 17/03/2016

Closing Date: 28/04/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED

Reference Nr.: 16.164.04

Prog. Ref.: CTP – General

Budget Ref.: E/0401-01B – CTP – General


Tender Type: C

Price Range: > 500 KEURO

Products: 2I3f

Techology Domains: 17CI

Establishment: ESTEC

Directorate: Directorate of Science

Department: Future Missions Office

Contract Officer: Weihert, Beatrice

Industrial Policy Measure: C2 – Activities in open competition, significant partecipat…

Last Update Date: 17/03/2016

Update Reason: Tender issue

Development and Verification of an optical phase reference distribution system for gravitational wave applications. A gravitational wave detector compares the phase-delay of laser light caused by a gravitational wave in one interferometric ‘arm’ of the detector with the phase delay in the other arm of the detector. To do so, both arms need to have a common phase reference that is usually derived from a local oscillator and that is passed between the optical benches of each respective arm via an optical link usually called the ‘backlink’ or Phase Reference Distribution (PRD) system. 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 R&D entities in ESA programmes”.

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