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MEMS BASED GAS CHROMATOGRAPH/MASS SPECTROMETER

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO74381
Open Date: 21/03/2013
Closing Date: 30/05/2013



Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 09.129.32
Prog. Ref.: Strategic Initiative;GSTP Period 5 Elem 1
Budget Ref.: E/0800-07 - Strategic Initiative;E/0904-051 - GSTP Period 5 Elem 1
Special Prov.: CH+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Mechatronics and Optics Division
Contract Officer: Christian Pages
Last Update Date: 19/04/2013
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

Gas chromatographs in conjunction with a spectral mass analyser for the identification of organic and inorganic compounds have beenflown or are flying already on several space missions, e.g. Huygens and Rosetta, and are in the process of being built and qualified, as for the Mars Science Lab (NASA) and for ExoMars (ExoMars). These instruments are already miniaturised and optimised in terms of mass and power consumption to a high extent. MEMS based technology however offers a potential to further reduce resource consumption and cost. This would enable for instance environmental monitoring using a swarm type of mission. As for applications in human spaceflight, the potential of MEMS based devices is the increased mobility. Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restrictedto non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news (dated 05/02/2001) "Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entities in ESA programmes".

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