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SATCOM MODULE FOR SMARTPHONES (ARTES 5.1 7C.042)

on 10 August 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8320
Open Date: 05/08/2015
Closing Date: 14/10/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.1TT.65
Prog. Ref.: ARTES 5 Sub-El. 5.1
Budget Ref.: E/0505-01B - ARTES 5 Sub-El. 5.1
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+LU+CZ+RO+PL+CA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division: Technologies and Product Division
Contract Officer: Melliger, Erich
Last Update Date: 05/08/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

Tthe objective of this activity is to design and develop SatCom module prototype for modular smartphones such as Google Ara Phone with the following features: - Voice+data services with Software Defined Radio (SDR). - L-band antenna for compatibility with Inmarsat, Thuraya, Iridium and GlobalStar satellite systems. - Satellite module fully integrated in the new Ara phone. - High reduction of terminal cost: below 150 Euro for a Satcom enabled Smartphone. Current satellite phones cost typically more than 500 €. - Compatibility with 4 major mobile operators thanks to SDR. - Such module would be useful also for some M2M applications. For the full description of this activity and up-to-date intended issue quarter/intended issue week information, please consult the ARTES website: http://artes.esa.int/artes-51/tenders. 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 R&D entities in ESA programmes".

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