Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES)

ARTES 5.2 is the ESA Telecom - Technology programme for development of new technologies and techniques for satellite telecommunication. ARTES 5.2 operates with a call for proposals which is always open. Industry responds with proposals as they find it opportune.

The activities proposed in response to this call for proposals must be relevant for the space segment or ground segment of a satellite telecommunications system. The content of an ARTES 5.2 contract shall address the introduction of new technologies and techniques in the initial stages of the development of a product and shall exclude qualification in case of a product for space and industrialisation in case of a product for ground. The product shall have a clear market potential.

Essential characteristics of this programme are the proactive role of the bidder in defining and proposing projects oriented to sustainable products (equipment, software, systems) in the wide area of satellite telecommunications and the sharing of funding by ESA and industry/businesses for the development of the new technology to be used in the products.

ESA Funding opportunities - Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES)

TITLE

Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES)

OBJECTIVE

  • Enhancing the competitiveness of European industry by promoting the use of satellites in such functions as broadcasting, multimedia and mobile communications, data relay, search and rescue and aviation services,
  • Supporting general telecom R&D,
  • Developing new services and solutions for the needs of the European society.

STRUCTURE

It is made up of various programme lines of its long-running initiative, specifically devoted to technological innovation. ESA Telecommunications’ technology R&D activities are mainly organised through:

  • ARTES 3-4 (previously two separate programme lines, ARTES 3 and ARTES 4) seeks to improve the near-term competitiveness of the satcom industry by developing near-to-market products. These could include improved equipment such as terminals, processors or antennas either for the ground or space, on a timespan of one to three years.
  • ARTES 5 seeks to develop a more sustained long-term technological basis for European industrial effectiveness, such as enhanced signal propagation techniques, spacecraft power or propulsion systems, on a timespan of five to ten years. The programme line is split into two elements:
    • ARTES 5.1 involves ESA-initiated projects 100 percent funded by the Agency,
    • ARTES 5.2 works with projects initiated by industry and funded 75 percent by ESA.

FUNDING

The ARTES programme lines continuously issue Invitations to Tender (ITTs). In particular, as regards:

  • ARTES 3-4 includes a continuously open call for proposals, looking for near-to-market proposals with a strong business plan and support from the National Delegation.
  • ARTES 5.2 accepts proposals of work from industry, to proceed on a co-funded basis, with a letter from the National Delegation indicating a willingness to finance the project.

AVERAGE TIME TO OBTAIN THE FUNDING

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AVERAGE PROJECT DURATION

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INDUSTRIAL SECTORS SUPPORTED

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ELIGIBLE
BENEFICIARIES

All firms active in the technology sector residing in Participating ESA Member States.
The programme is particularly supportive of SMEs and other new entrants into the market.

MANAGING AUTHORITY

European Space Agency (ESA)

INFORMATION SUPPORT

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SUPPORT SERVICES

To find any current Invitations to Tender issued by ESA visit:

WEBSITE

ESA Technology (ARTES)