23, December 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8818
Open Date: 22/12/2016
Closing Date: 02/02/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.1QM.17
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Electronics / EEE Components / Discrete semiconductors (including diodes, transistors)
Techology Domains: EEE Components and Quality / EEE Component Technologies / Power Components
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Product Assurance and Safety Department
Division: Materials & Components Technology Divisi
Contract Officer: Strzelecki, Patryk Michal
Industrial Policy Measure: C2 – Activities in open competition, significant partecipat…
Last Update Date: 22/12/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

Objectives: The objectives are to investigate the potential, feasibility, of Ag sintering as a mounting medium and method for high power devices and to demonstrate the function and robustness of the technology for flight applications.Description: Today device mounting with adhesives or brazed is limited in their thermal performances and process temperature. Hi power devices with new (GaN) technologies are pushing the current mounting and thermal management methods to the limits, it is therefore required to investigate potential improvement technologies, in this case having been developedand deployed in the automotive sector. Ag sintering is a process, which uses force/pressure/time at comparatively low temperatures to attach die to substrates or heat sinks. Initially the apparent claims for performance and applicability of the process shall be confirmed, then subsequently the process shall be demonstrated onsuitable materials to confirm the findings, then the manufactured parts will be exposedto component level testing to validate the construction method.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 RD entitiesin ESA programmes”.

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