25, January 2022

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11078
Open Date: 24/01/2022 17:26 CEST
Closing Date: 10/05/2022 13:00 CEST

QKD High rate detector technologies development results are an important element to improve the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) key rate of the SAGA payloads, which is currently limited by the maximum key rate of available single photon detector technology, The QKD high rate detector pre-development activity has the following objectives : – Study and develop a single photon detector with >2 GHz count rate at high quantum efficiency and associated QKD detection system in order to significantly increase the QKD key rate on European technology- Manufacturing and performance testing of a laboratory demonstrator with a design also suitable for the space use in the SAGA project in a follow up activity.

Estabilishment: ECSAT
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Adriana Lucas
Initiating Service: TIA-TO
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0533-16A – 4S-SAGA
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: AT+CH+CZ+DE+FR+GB+IT+LU+NL+PL+RO
Technology Keywords: 8-A-II-Requirement Engineering / 12-A-III-Microwave and Optical Active/Passive Systems / 16-A-I-Overall Optical System Definition, Design and Engineering
Products Keywords: 2-G-1-a-Optical terminals / 2-H-1-b-Optical Parts (lenses, beam-splitters,…) / 2-I-3-f-Optical Telescopes

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