ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

18.1TT.64


Title: W-BAND HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER FOR GROUND STATIONS ( ARTES AT 6B.045)(ON DELEGATION REQUEST)
Program ref.: CC for Advanced Tech
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 182
Tender Status: INTENDED
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0505-01C - CC for Advanced Tech
Proc. Prop.: DIPC
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+CA
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Technologies and Products Division
Responsible: Mignolo, Domenico
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
Industrial Policy Measure: C2 - Activities in open competition, significant partecipat...
Publication Date: 13-APR-18

On Delegation Request (formerly called Priority 2) Objective: The objective of this activity is to develop a power amplifier breadboard capable to deliver a saturated output power in the range of at least 500W covering the complete portion of W-band allocated for satellite uplink traffic (81 to 86 GHz). Targeted Improvements: At least doubling the available feeder link spectrum made available by Q/V-band solutions. Description: The use of the available spectrum in W-band (70-80 GHz) is attractive to satcom systems as it could be adopted in the gateway uplink of Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS), complementing the resources available in the Q-/V-band frequency range thus increasing the overall available bandwidth. The drawback of using these higher bands, Q-/V- and W-bands,is the fact that the signal is susceptible to the impairments caused by the communication channel, resulting in a significant attenuation that makes more difficult to achieve high link availability. System level studies indicate that the W-band feeder link requires transmitters capable to deliver RF power output in the range of 500 W over 5 GHz instantaneous frequency bandwidth. This activitywill therefore design, manufacture and test a High Power Amplifier (HPA) prototype with 5 GHz bandwidth in the W-band capable to meetthe aforementioned requirements. footnote: On Delegation Request (formerly called Priority 2) activities will only be initiated onthe explicit request of at least one National Delegation. Procurement Policy: C(2) = A relevant participation (in terms of qualityand 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 entities in ESA programmes".