Once the pre-procurement and procurement activities have been considered, the project manager and the different team members will ensure that the whole process to validate commercial components is performed accordingly in a timely manner.
The preferred procurement channel is through the manufacturers, and if not, through duly authorised/franchised distributors, which allow minimizing the risk of delivery of counterfeit parts. In any case, a specific anti-counterfeit policy will be applied and all required test to be performed to validate the authenticity of the parts upon reception of the parts.
The objective of the EEE COTS parts procurement management is to assure the correct selection, control, procurement and usage conditions so that the EEE part meets its mission requirements. The goal is not easy, but it can be approached by putting in place different actions: data collection, risk assessment, specific testing/validation, lot traceability, anti-counterfeit measurements, lead material identification, and many more…
The pre-procurement phase combines the EEE parts state-of-the-art analysis, risk analysis and component ownership cost optimization with regards to the mission requirements, design criticality and budget.
In order to achieve this, the project manager leading a multidisciplinary team must find the optimal balance between component information availability (traceability, materials, testing, previous use…) and minimum tests to perform, reaching an acceptable level of reliability covering the technical, schedule and costing constraints.
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics predicts that chip sales will accelerate to 8.4% growth next year, reaching $469 billion in revenue. For 2020, it estimated that chip sales would rise 5.1% to $433 billion. That’s after semiconductor industry sales fell 12% to $412 billion in 2019. Semiconductor industry sales returned to growth this year despite disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The customs clearance is a crucial part of the EEE procurement process since countries worldwide are taking part in this activity.
It is therefore of great importance to know how it works in order to release the goods quickly and avoid having to pay any unnecessary taxes.
The CPSA is a project supported by Alter Technology to provide Consultancy services related to EEE parts during the early phase of space missions covered by the ESA Science Programme. At this stage, the definition of technical aspects and requirements for the different instruments is still taking place, and it is the best moment for EEE part selection and assessment according to mission requirements.
The radiation analysis is an essential document for the revision and approval of the components used within space equipment. This document includes in a single place all the information (data, assumptions and methods) and the results obtained when analyzing the radiation effects in the components used.
For a better understanding, the information is split into 3 points that represent the different radiation mechanisms which affect an electronic component, giving a brief introduction of each as well as presenting a summary table of technologies and effects.