17, October 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9068
Open Date: 12/10/2017
Closing Date: 23/11/2017 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.1MS.07
Prog. Ref.: AURORA MREP-2 S.E.2
Budget Ref.: E/0432-01 – AURORA MREP-2 S.E.2
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Simulator executive tools (run-time environments)
Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Modelling tools (Model development, Non real-time execution, Code generation, …)
Techology Domains: System Design & Verification / Collaborative and Concurrent Engineering / Collaborative Engineering
System Design & Verification / Collaborative and Concurrent Engineering / Data Exchange
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Human Sp. & Robotic Exp.
Department: ISS Programme and Exploration Department
Contract Officer: Arrabal, Pablo
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 12/10/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

The Harwell Robotics and Autonomy Facility (HRAF) aims at supporting the integration, validation, and verification of autonomy components. Its key components are field trials, simulation/modeling and Network/archiving.The development is done incrementally with-HRAF Pilot 1 (completed) addressing the definition of the Core Architecture, as well as the implementation and validation thereof through a long-range navigation demonstration case- HRAF Pilot 2 (kicked-off Feb 2017) adding further functionality to the overall architecture specifically the dynamic archive and applying dedicated VV to the SPARTAN navigation algorithm.The aim of the activity is twofold:- The development and validation of a model-driven High-level Architecture Distributed Simulation (HLA-DS) Engineering Framework for supporting semi-automated generation of the Federation Object Model (FOM) for any space domain (mapping of the source SysML model of the space system into a HLA-specific model and subsequently into the C++/Java/HLA source code). This is a key tool allowing the use of HRAF in future projects.- The addition of the Entry, Descent and Landing System (EDLS) Distributed-Simulation Federation in the HRAF Simulator framework;For the software model related part, the following shall be performed:- Definition of the HLA service specifications;- Definition of the SW adapters for integration into the HRAF HLA architecture;- Integration of the specific software model into the overall HRAF architecture;- Verification and performance assessment of the integrated HRAF architecture, through comparison with existing data sets such as simulated data sets from mission performance simulators, ground truth data sets from HW testing or others;- Demonstration of non local distributed simulations capabilities;- Hardware in the loop (HIL) test (possibility to have ESAs (TEC-SAG) robotic arm as CFI to simulate EDLS is TBC).As for the model-driven framework, it should be validated on the HRAF Pilot 1 space application domain, i.e. planetary rover. The acceptance shall eventually be made on the EDLS case to demonstrate the universality of the engineering framework.In addition software maintenance for a period of 12 months has to be carried out.

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