This document will detail the TAS’s approach on COTS solutions.
The COTS solutions proposed by Thales Alenia Space are obtained from the following matters :
- high heritage on Hirel and COTS components use
- a depth and focused analysis of major COTS manufacturers
- a very good knowledge of normative systems (ESA, NASA, AECQ, JEDEC,…)
- an improved design using products with very high electrical performances compared to HiRel products
- an internal risk mitigation system
As a result, Thales Alenia Space developed, for COTS use in space applications. a disruptive approach with well-defined requirements/rules. This approach takes into account different technical aspects such as radiations, material&processes, reliability, …