31, May 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10810
Open Date: 31/05/2021 12:57 CEST
Closing Date: 12/07/2021 13:00 CEST

Given the unstoppable trend towards more software-driven (defined) system components as well as system safety and security awareness, dependence on on-board SW platform for mission safety and security will become critical.A new development to enhance the security of low-cost software platform solutions is considered essential. Requirements like dependability, scalability, obsolescence and re-usability shall be taken into account as well.The intended work includes the following tasks: This new development will build on microprocessor platforms (System-on-Chip or SoC) as developed by the EU DAHLIA (Deep sub micron microprocessor for space rad-Hard application ASIC) programme that will be integrated in the NG-ULTRA SoC FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array). Separation of applications will be ensured by means of time and space partitioning. A partition is a logical container created and maintained by the operating system. Resources will be allocated according to partition configuration (e.g. memory, CPU time, I/O access rights). Key drivers are re-usability and ability to support the Space Avionics Open Interface Architecture (SAVOIR). Validation of this new operating system with respect to security.

Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. Quality
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Contracts Officer: Christophe Rene R. Seynaeve
Initiating Service: TEC-SWT
IP Measure: N/A
Prog. Reference: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: DE+FR
Technology Keywords: 1-B-II-Onboard Computers / 2-A-I-Advanced Software Development Methods and Tools / 2-B-III-Software Architectures
Products Keywords: 2-E-1-Operating Systems / 2-F-1.1-a-General Purpose Microprocessors (ERC32, Leon 2)

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