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 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.
Microchip, a global leader in the manufacture of FPGAs for Military and Space use has planned to release intermediate quality levels FPGAs for New Space projects. This will allow a reduction in cost of the component and lead time on FPGAs.
Submicrometric-nanometric objects nowadays present in the design of integrated circuits induce singular heat transport phenomena leading to the formation of hot-spots or strong temperature gradients at specific focal points, which compromises the suitable operation and reliability of microelectronic systems and can potentially decrease the lifetime.
Alter Technology is the coordinated procurement agency for all the electronic components on-board providing engineering, testing and logistics services helping to the The European Space Agency (ESA) in the new mission with the PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO); which has the goal to detect terrestrial exoplanets in the habitable zone of solar-type stars and characterizing their bulk properties from 2024 onwardsplato.
The purpose of mechanical shock testing is to evaluate the reliability of devices subjected to severe shocks which might result from suddenly applied forces or abrupt changes in motion produced by rough handling, transportation, or field operation.