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.
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.
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.
JUpiter ICy Moons Explorer (JUICE) is a spacecraft designed by Airbus Defence and Space for the European Space Agency (ESA) mission to fly the Jovian system. It is the first Large-class mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 programme.
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.
PPCP defines the technical provisions and all the associated procedures for EEE parts, including all the engineering and quality assurance aspects. This allows to establish an homogeneity regarding parts quality and dependability during all project procurement phase.
Product Assurance (PA) stands as a fundamental pillar. Product Assurance can be defined as the set of requirements that materials, processes and parts must comply to assure proper performance of the equipment during the mission lifetime. These rules are gathered in a PA Plan.