ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

16.129.02


Title: LARGE AREA HIGH-PERFORMANCE OPTICAL FILTER FOR X-RAY INSTRUMENTATION (PTRP)
Program ref.: TRP
Tender Type: C
Tender Status: INTENDED
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - TRP
Proc. Prop.: DIPC
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Mechatronics and Optics Division
Responsible: Armandillo, Errico
Publication Date: 18-MAR-16

Future X-ray astronomy missions have identified a need for large area, optical filters with very high transmission in the soft X-ray portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The filters require a diameter of order of 130 mm or larger, must be pin-hole free and with visible light attenuation of several orders of magnitude, while operating at cryogenic temperature. The objectives of the activity are to design, manufacture and characterise filters that meet the instrument requirements and to demonstrate a production process with a yield high enough to satisfy future mission development schedules. Procurement Policy: C(3) = Activity restricted to SMEs & R&D Entities. For additional information please go to EMITS news "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entitiesin ESA programmes".