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EGEP ID 104: TRANS-NATIONAL TIME AND FREQUENCY LINKS OVER OPTICAL FIBRE FOR GNSS TIMING INFRASTRUCTURE

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8700
Open Date: 25/07/2016
Closing Date: 19/09/2016 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.154.13
Prog. Ref.: EGEP1
Budget Ref.: E/0360-10 - EGEP1
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / F&T equipment / Frequency Dissemination equipment
Technology Domains: Ground Station Systems and Networks / Ground Station System / Frequency & Time Generation and Distribution
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Dir. Galileo Prog & Nav related activities
Department: EGNOS & GNSS Evolution Programme Department
Division: GNSS Evolution Programme & Strategy Division
Contract Officer: Mezzadri, Monica
Industrial Policy Measure: C4 - Activities in open competition, subject to the SME sub
Last Update Date: 25/07/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

The activity shall start with a review of the state-of-the art methods and techniques used for the accurate transfer of time and frequency over optical fibres, and their feasibility for implementation in the Galileo ground infrastructure. These methods shall be traded-off in terms of technological readiness (e.g. availability of COTS components and suitable fibre links), performance (robustness to failures, service availability and continuity, accuracy, stability), technology (protocol, transport) and cost (investment, operation), in order to select the most appropriate one for the Galileo ground infrastructure. The selected method and associated technology shall be implemented on a representative long-distance trans-national link, connecting at least two facilities/laboratories operating a traceable timescale. The link shall be operated continuously for a minimum duration of 6 months in order to demonstrate performance and availability, and derive recommendations for possible implementation in the evolutions of the Galileo ground infrastructure.

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