30, April 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10325
Open Date: 29/04/2020
Closing Date: 24/06/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.1ED.04
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm ¿ BB / Electronics (elector-optic modules) / Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm ¿ BB / Laser sources, modulators / Satellites & Probes / Optical Communication / Optical Comm ¿ BB / Receivers
Technology Domains: Optics / Optical Equipment and Instrument Technology / Optical Communications
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Electrical Department
Division: Data Syst & Microelectronics Division
Contract Officer: Erkelens-Sickinger, Franziska
Industrial Policy Measure: C2 – Activities in open competition, significant partecipat…
Last Update Date: 29/04/2020
Update Reason: Tender issue

There is increasing interest in intra-satellite optical communications, which can be higher bandwidth, lower power, and better EMC compared to the electronic counterpart. Optical transceivers are at the core of such links. for the terrestrial market where transceivers are often delivered in non-hermetic packages but for space applications, non-hermetic packaged devices present higher risk. However, if the reliability of non-hermetic packaged devices can be demonstrated it can lead to an order-of-magnitude cost reduction.This activity encompasses the following tasks:- Procure a range of COTS non-hermetic (or semi-hermetic) optical transceivers for testing- Develop extensive test plan including humidity resistance, thermal sequences- Analyse failure mode, reliability evaluation,and acceleration law fitting- Conclude risk-reduction test methods for best evaluation of non-hermetic transceiversProcurement 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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