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TGVF-X (TIME AND GEODESY VALIDATION FACILITY FOR THE EXPLOITATION PHASE)

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9082
Open Date: 09/05/2018
Closing Date: 22/06/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.154.12
Prog. Ref.: Galileo GSA WA (IC)
Budget Ref.: E/0310-70 - Galileo GSA WA (IC)
Special Prov.: AT+BE+BG+HR+CY+CZ+DK+EE+FI+FR+DE+GR+HU+IE+IT+LV+LT+LU+MT+NL+PL+PT+RO+SK+SI+ES+SE+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Ground Station / F&T equipment / Time Generation and Synchronisation equipment
Techology Domains: RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies / RF Technologies and Equipment / Time and Frequency
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Navigation
Contract Officer: Barlow, Daniela
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 09/05/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

The TGVF project is based on developments started in the early 200o, in particular the GSTB-V2 project which intended to support the GIOVE satellites mission with a functional and representative Ground Segment.In 2010, due to the need to support the qualification of the Galileo Ground Mission Segment and noting that Service Facilities had not been put in place, the TGVF IOV was setup to fulfil the Time Service Provider (TSP) and Geodetic Reference Service Providers (GRSP) in the formal In-Orbit-Validation campaigns of the Galileo System leading to IOVR in late 2013. Additionally, the TGVF IOV started the support to the IOT campaigns providing orbit and onboard atomic clocks characterisation.In 2016, the TGVF FOC was developed to participate in the Galileo System Qualification,leading to the FOC1 Qualification.The activities required for the Galileo Exploitation phase that are to be performed by TGVF-X can be summarised as follows:Near real-time KPI Monitoring/Service Notification at ESA level for OS Service ManagementTelemetry and Telecommand Monitoring for Space Segment trend analysis and Radiation MonitoringSupport to System Performance/Satellite Troubleshooting and investigation in generalOther activities like current In-Orbit Test support (orbit/clock characterisation)GalileoSystem performance verification and validationMoreover, the TGVF-X shall provide support to Galileo Second Generation and Evolutions Experimentation activities.Furthermore, the TGVF-X shall have an emphasis on Cyber Security.

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