19, July 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9874
Open Date: 19/07/2019
Closing Date: 30/08/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.126.03
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: NO
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / Development and Construction of Space Segment / Assembly Integration and Test / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: ESTEC Test Centre Division
Contract Officer: Jeusset, Benjamin
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 19/07/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

Simulation and testing play a big role in the development of complex products. Currently, a wide variety of digital models is used during the AIT phases, in particular when dealing with multi-disciplinary aspects / multi-physics phenomena, e.g. thermoelastic behaviour. The models often contain different kinds of information at different levels of detail. Establishing and maintaining the true baseline of the “as tested” configuration, which includes the item under test, test facility, sensor locations with properties and parameters, as well as the combination of diverse physical parameters, is a cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone procedure. Defining a format capable of maintaining the as tested configuration is therefore a crucial step. Data-fusion of multi-disciplinary/multi-physics digital models (structural, thermal, electrical, optical), and integration into AIT environment (e.g. facilities, MGSE and EGSE) would improve efficiency, with considerable savings in time, and reduction of anomalies and mistakes.The main objective of this activity is thus to increase the integration of 3D digital models for the purpose of improving the efficiency and effectivenessof the assembly, integration, test procedures and documentation, across the whole space system lifecycle. This could be achieved bycollecting and connecting all the data contributing to the development of a space system in a central repository (or cloud of repositories) which would act as “single source of truth” (SSOT).NOTE: This activity is currently in the GSTP Work Plan but will only be implemented after confirmation of financial support from Delegations. The final list of participating states will be known at tenderissue.

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