12, February 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10646
Open Date: 11/02/2021
Closing Date: 25/03/2021 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 21.138.01
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Mission analysis tools (Orbital modelling and simulation)
Technology Domains: System Design & Verification / Collaborative and Concurrent Engineering / Concurrent Design
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Systems Department
Division: Software Systems Division
Contract Officer: Singer, Anze
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 11/02/2021
Update Reason: Tender issue

Demonstrate, and validate on study cases how digital engineering can improve exchange and exploitation of engineering data in spaceprojects across disciplines, lifecycle phases, organisations and tools.DescriptionSpace Projects suffer from cumbersome and poorinformation sharing among disciplines, lifecycle phases and supply chain partners. This causes inefficiencies, costly mistakes and slippages of schedule. Interoperability among heterogeneous models is needed. The need is to inject the acquired knowledgeinto a sustainable “hub”-like eco-system, enabling reliable sharing and analysis capabilities for all engineering information needed by multiple stakeholders. This activity encompasses the following tasks:1. Analyse the space system processes and capture the stakeholder needs into a concept of operations and user requirements2. Conceive a long-term implementation strategy for sharing multi-disciplinary engineering data3. Develop a semantic information model as a foundation for the hub, as well as an implementation approach4. Define solutions to prototype the eco-system, based on recently completed developments in the areas of ground segment engineering, reliability analysis, requirements management, phase 0 concurrent design studies, spacecraft design. Analyse external developments for potential usefulness.Develop and demonstrate in particular:4.a Model Based Reliability Engineering, by developing a digital reference model for a space product that contains the reliability figures of merit for all relevant engineering disciplines- Link/Develop existing digital model libraries/sources of component failure data- Model reliability, fault tolerance and operational availabilityat system level- Enable reliability-oriented system trade-offs4.b Model Based Operations Engineering, by bridging the ground and space segment domains and developing a reference model in support of operations- Link and/or develop data sources/modelsthat support definition of the operations concept, capture operational rules and constraints and link operational teams/roles, processes and procedures to the system architecture- Enable operations-oriented system trade-offs5. Contribute towards a strategy report, including recommendations for extensions to previous developments/domain-specific modelling tools, standardization, processes, workflows, eco-system support, documentation, and training, with a focus on long-term, incremental, sustainable evolution6. Produce a final report evaluating the work performed, as well as providing recommendations the next stepsSoftware shall be delivered under an ESA Software Community Licence, so that any individuals or entities within ESA Member States can access to it and can provide update to the community of users.

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