28, April 2021

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-10720
Open Date: 29/03/2021 17:11 GMT +3
Closing Date: 26/05/2021 13:00 GMT +3

Visualisation is the bridge between the quantitative information hidden in the data and the human intuition and understanding; it is a challenge of key importance the Space Safety Programme (S2P) large amounts of data are produced daily. Adequate visualisation canleadto more effective analysis of diverse aspects and increase knowledge about the unfolding of different phenomena. For example, the main current means of visualisation of Space Weather phenomena used by scientists and operators are 2D and in few cases 3D graphs.So far, a number of RD activities have looked into utilisation of AR/VR/XR with focus on Human and Robotic, System Engineering and Teleoperation use cases. Visualisation of scientific data has specific challenges, hence requires specific technology solutions.Employing Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technology operators and scientists will be able to:-dimensions and are lost in lower dimensional displays.- Contextualise results. Identifying patterns and other features can become a valuable feedback to the S2P domain experts.- Support educational activities. Virtual reality is expected to transform learning as processing the incoming information becomes effortless and straightforward.Given the increasing dynamism of Virtual and Augmented reality, a system where diversetypes of data with a spatial component can be visualised is considered. Hence, the activity encompasses the following tasks:- Identification of use cases e.g. Collision and re-entry methods visualisation for the comparison of different models and investigation of the available data. In the Space Weather domain: visualisation of solar wind,Coronal Mass Ejections and their effects to Moon surface equipment (rovers e.t.c.) and spacecraft orbits.- Assessment of the potential of Augmented Reality- Development of a tool with real time visualisation capabilities- Creation of a Virtual Observatory to allow for a remote Observatory overview.Procurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and RD entities in ESA programmes”.

Directorate: Directorate of Operations
Estabilishment: ESOC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Contracts Officer: Sabine Roettger
Initiating Service: OPS-GDA
IP Measure: C1
Prog. Reference: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: Open Competition
Technology Keywords: 8-B-III-Collaborative Engineering
Products Keywords: 4-A-2-e-Engineering Support (GS S/W dev. and maintenance,…)

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