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PROTOTYPING AND CHARACTERISATION OF A MONOLITHIC, RAD-HARD, VOLTAGE CLAMP INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - EXPRO PLUS

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9342
Open Date: 09/05/2018
Closing Date: 04/07/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.1ED.01
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 - Technology Developme
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Launchers / Avionics / Power Storage, Conditioning and Distribution - BB / Current and voltage sensors and limiters / Launchers / Electronics / EEE Components / Monolithic Microcircuits (including MMICs) / Satellites & Probes / Electronics / EEE Components / Monolithic Microcircuits (including MMICs) / Satellites & Probes / Power / Power Monitoring and Control - BB / Current and voltage sensors and limiters / Orbital Transportation & Re-entry Systems / Power / Power Monitoring and Control - BB / Current and voltage sensors and limiters, ...
Techology Domains: Spacecraft Electrical Power / Power Conditioning and Distribution / Power Distribution / EEE Components and Quality / EEE Component Technologies / Silicon-Based Components / EEE Components and Quality / EEE Component Technologies / Power Components
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Product Assurance and Safety Department
Division: Materials & Components Technology Divisi
Contract Officer: Seynaeve, Christophe Rene R.
Industrial Policy Measure: C1 - Activities in open competition limited to the non-Larg...
Last Update Date: 09/05/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

The activity consists in the development of a voltage clamp integrated circuit to be used in power conversion and distribution architectures based on Point of Load (or linear) regulators. Such functions are currently based on discrete whit corresponding drawbacksand limitations. To control over voltage emissions coming from failures or SEE in power conversion and distribution architectures based on Point of Load (or linear) regulators, it has been proposed by ESA to use a voltage clamp device in combination with a overcurrent limiter (different presentations in ESTEC, at the ESPC 2011 and in a running TRP study).The combination of the current limitation and the voltage clamp devices gives the chance to resolve the failuremanagement within the architecture in a recurrent mode, based on real building blocks that can be recurrently sold by the relevant manufacturer with clear reliability, reproducibility and possibly cost advantages for the equipment manufacturer and at system level. The present activity consists in the design and development of the voltage clamp based on integrated technology (monolithic or other technology allowing similar packaging density).The development consists in the following main tasks:1. Specification consolidation, based on technology limitations versus required size of the device and relevant thermal constraints;2. Design3. Manufacturing4. Test validation.Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news "Industrial Policy measures fornon-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes".

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