ESA Intended Invitation To Tender


AO Number: 1-9623
Program ref.: Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - Technology Developme
Proc. Prop.: NO
Establishment: ESTEC
Contract Officer: Seynaeve, Christophe Rene R.
Products: Satellites & Probes / RF / Microwave Communication (Platform and Payloads) / RF Comm. Eng. SW / SW for RF Comm. design, analysis, simulation, etc.
Technology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Radio Navigation Systems/Subsystems / Navigation System Tools
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 - Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg...
Publication Date: 05-NOV-18

Current single-frequency Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) and planned dual-frequency multi-constellation (DFMC) SBAS systems enable approach operations with vertical guidance with time to alarm (TTA) of 6 seconds, but do not support auto land operations with decision height (DH) much less than 200 feet, and time to alarm down to 1-2 seconds . These critical TTA requirements cannot be met by having all integrity monitors centralized at the Ground Segment. Therefore, there is a need to distribute the integrity monitors amongst different Ground, Space and User Segments. The activity is structured in the following tasks: 1. System Function Specification Consolidation. 2. System Function Preliminary Design. 3. System Function Detailed Design. 4. Ground-Segment Monitor Design Performance Assessment. 5. Space-Segment Monitor Design Performance Assessment. 6. User-Segment Monitors Design Performance Assessment. The activity will provide inputs for the safety of life requirements within the European GNSS programmes. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes".