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HIPNOS - HIGH PERFORMANCE AVIONICS SOLUTION FOR ADVANCED AND COMPLEX GNC SYSTEMS - EXPRO+

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8410
Open Date: 21/10/2015
Closing Date: 02/12/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 14.135.02
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 - General Studies
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+CA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Fabrizi, Lavinia
Last Update Date: 21/10/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

The aim of this contract shall be to define an avionics architecture able to cope with very demanding autonomous closed loop controlled space applications, namely Active Debris Removal mission scenario. A proof of concept and preliminary design of the proposed avionics architecture shall be developed and possible design solutions shall be investigated targeting an architecture compatible for a e.Deorbit mission, including suitable radiation resilience and availability of space grade parts. The target application is high frame rate image processing for visual-based navigation. Specific documentation and deliverables shall be produced detailing a selected architectural solution including sensors, interfaces, data buses and microprocessors. The solution shall take into account all sizing and budget information, including foreseen performances, expected mass/volume and power consumption required by the specific mission. This activity shall also produce inputs for the extension or upgrade of the SAVOIR architecture to match the high performance computing needs required for the selected application. It shall be adapted to include concepts such as hybrid computing, dedicated interfaces and processing units, as well as any other elements needed.

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