27, October 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8781
Open Date: 27/10/2016
Closing Date: 08/12/2016 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.112.08
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / RF equipment / Transmitter and Receiver assemblies, Frequency converters, …
Techology Domains: Ground Station Systems and Networks / Ground Station System / Microwave and Optical Active/Passive Systems
Establishment: ESOC
Department: Ground Systems Engineering Department
Division: Ground Station Systems Division
Contract Officer: Hurtz, Anne Maria
Industrial Policy Measure: C3 – Activities restricted to SMEs & R&D organisations, prefe…
Last Update Date: 27/10/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

The ESA Deep Space Network consists of three 35m beam waveguide antennas located around the globe. The 35m beam waveguide antennas employ an X-Band feed covering the Deep Space uplink band near 7.2 GHz and down-link band near 8.45 GHz. Simultaneous uplink commanding at 20 kW CW and ultra low noise reception is supported. In order to increase the EIRP capability of ESA Deep Space antennas it is currently considered to add a new high power feed and associated 80 kW High Power Amplifier (the feed will be designed to handle up to100 kW CW). The following activities are currently envisage:- Trade off between two different feed topologies (traditional versus turnstyle)- Preliminary design of the selected feed topology- Manufacturing and testing of critical components identified at the PDR- Final design of the new feed- Manufacturing and testing of the breadboard of the complete feed (up to 25 kW as a minimum).- Documentation (design documents, test procedures and test reports)The objectives are as follows:To perform the RF, thermal and mechanical design of a new feed system able to transmit 100 kW CW in X-Band. To manufacture and test critical waveguide components in the design phase. To manufacture and test a breadboard of complete the feed system.Procurement Policy: C(3) = Activity restricted to SMEs RD Entities. For additional information please go to EMITS news “IndustrialPolicy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes”.

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