10, October 2016

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8811
Open Date: 07/10/2016
Closing Date: 18/11/2016 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.197.12
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Management
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Office
Contract Officer: Strzelecki, Patryk Michal
Industrial Policy Measure: C2 – Activities in open competition, significant participation
Last Update Date: 07/10/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

The main purpose of the activity is to develop a new reliability prediction methodology for space systems in an attempt to overcome the inherent limitations of current prediction practices which are based on out-dated or limited handbooks (e.g. MIL-HDBK-217). The new methodology shall turn reliability predictions into more realistic estimations of the inherent reliability of the system design. This will improve the effectiveness of such estimations to support the analysis of alternative design solutions and verification approaches, as well as the evaluation of the conservativeness of design margins with respect to cost savings opportunities. Procurement Policy: C(2) = A relevant participation (in terms of quality and quantity) of non-primes (incl. SMEs) is required. For additional information please go to EMITS news “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes”.

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