21, October 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10988
Open Date: 14/10/2021 08:12 CEST
Closing Date: 28/02/2022 13:00 CEST

The utilities sector, including water, sewage, and energy networks amongst other, is considered a critical infrastructure, meaning that the loss, or interruption of them would result in a significant impact of the functioning of the state and/or significant economic and social impacts. These networks, as well as their associated equipment and personnel are increasingly monitored and controlled by communication technologies. While this digitalisation is highly effective in optimising systems performance and management, it also increases the threat and vulnerability surface to deliberate and intentional (cyber) attacks and unintentional and external hazards and its dependability on the availability of terrestrial networks. Satellite communications are in a unique position to not only offer safe and secure communication links to increase the network resilience (either as a primary link or as redundant system) but also extend the digitalisation of networks to remote areas. The objective of this call is to foster the development and showcase of innovative applications which embed satellite communications into the management of utilities networks, infrastructure, or personnel to enhance their safety and security. Tenderers are invited to propose Demonstration Projects in collaboration with users and stakeholders from the utilities sector.

Directorate: Directorate Telecom Integrated Applica
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Nicole Rinaudo
Initiating Service: TIA-AP
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0520-08A – 4S-Other Act. Applic
Tender Type: Open Competition
Technology Keywords: 26-OTHERS

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