29, June 2017

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO9022
Open Date: 28/06/2017
Closing Date: 18/09/2017 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.132.01
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev
Special Prov.: FR+DE+GB
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / AOCS & GNC / AOCS & GNC On Board SW / *See On Board Data Management
Techology Domains: System Design & Verification / Collaborative and Concurrent Engineering / Collaborative Engineering
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Software Systems Division
Contract Officer: Ferreol, Audrey
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 28/06/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

The key goal of this activity is to advance with the understanding, requirements and implementation of electronic data sheets. EDS provide a machine-understandable mechanism for describing electronic units onboard spacecraft, such as sensors, actuators and instruments. EDS of an electronic unit intends to supplement and replace its traditional paper ICD and data sheets which today accompany each device and are necessary to determine the device operation and how to communicate with it.The objectives of the activity are as follows:1.Specify EDS user requirements covering industrial needs fitting into current avionics development process, electronic data exchange between Primes, unit suppliers and other parties, considering different system domains and use cases. 2.Investigate EDS capabilities beyond the current focus on the functional and data handling aspects, e.g. to include electrical, thermal and mechanical domains, as well as others where EDS could be valuable.3.Define the EDS data model: Based on the existing industrial processes for avionics design and configuration, capture all information items which should be present in the EDS.4.Assess the EDS data exchange format, taking into account the EDS data model defined and the set of existing CCSDS standards for Electronic Data Sheets 5.As a proof of concept of selected use cases, develop a set of prototypes. Use cases shall range from generating flight software and I/O drivers, through system database generation and generation of various validation and integrations tests, to generation of AIT simulation models and procedures.6.Propose a roadmap for EDS towards its adoption by European industry. This includes recommendations for EDS standardisation and steps to be taken both by spacecraft electronic units suppliers, Primes and Agencies, at both technical and programmatic level.

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