ESA has issued in the PERMITS system a tender for satcom OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS... SatNOGS take notice!

ESA has issued in the PERMITS system a tender for satcom OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS… SatNOGS developers take notice! End of tender is in 22/02/2019 (next month)

Quoting from a personal email:

Please note that a new Clarification (English Version) 1 of the ESA
Invitation To Tender 9498 has been issued.
Click on this link to access the Invitation To Tender on EMITS:



Open date 10/12/2018
Closing date 22/02/2019 13:00
Reference Nr. 18.1TF.16
Prog. Ref. Future Preparation 7
Budget Ref. E/0501-01C - Future Preparation 7
Special Prov.
Tender Type C
Price Range 200-500 KEURO
Products Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software /
System Modelling & Simulation / Dedicated simulation tools (on-board
computer emulators, front-end equipment simulation, …);Satellites & Probes
/ System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Other
Technology Domains RF Systems, Payloads and Technologies /
Telecommunication Systems/Subsystems / Telecom System Engineering Tools;RF
Systems, Payloads and Technologies / Telecommunication Systems/Subsystems /
Telecom Security Techniques and Technologies
Establishment ESTEC
Directorate Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department Telecom Technologies,Product&Systems Dep
Division Future Projects Division
Responsible Mezzadri, Monica
Industrial Policy M. N/A
Last Update Date 16-01-2019, 12:30:58
Update Reason Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

The term Open Source is derived from a practice in software development consisting in publishing the source code of an application ‘‘openly’’ to a community, for social or economic reasons that can be specific to each project. It is today having a broader meaningand encompasses the action of voluntarily making public part or all of a development (SW, HW, protocols, etc.), with the view to gainbenefits from the community that may gather around it. Open Source strategies are being used, and supported extensively by the Software industry. The Linux kernel, maybe the most iconic open source project, is maintained in majority by private companies including major players such as Intel, Samsung, IBM, Google, Facebook, Oracle, etc. In the ICT world, open source strategies have also been extensively used in various
areas including IT (most servers are Linux-based), user device developments (e.g. Android) or within operators core networks (OpenStack, ONAP, Open AIR, OPNFV, etc.). Many open source implementations of 3GPP standards, including LTE, are also available. Claimed benefits encompass savings on development, project time reduction, as well as access to expertise in areasthat might be outside
the companys core business. Although actors in the Satcom domain are already users of some of the software mentioned above, Satcom-originated open source projects are somehow less numerous. That being said, some initiatives have also arisen in the Satcom community, encouraged among others by the recent democratisation of Software Defined Radios, as well as standardised CubeSat platforms. The objective is thus to identify and provide support to current projects that could be applied to the Satcom sec

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Don’t have access to PERMITS system but it seems to be either use of open source satcom system or using open source development methodologies on satcom systems… Either way it should interest SATNOGS developers…

Hey @aifesteves ! Thanks for the notice. We are already preparing to submit a proposal for this ITT as it fits perfectly the mission and vision of LSF.