ESA Intended Invitation To Tender


Program ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: C
Tender Status: INTENDED
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 - GSTP Element 1 Dev
Proc. Prop.: NO
Special Prov.: AT
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Systems Department
Division: Software Systems Division
Responsible: Blommestijn, Robert
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 07-JAN-19

The EGS-CC (European Ground System Common Core) project aims at developing the common core functions of the next generation European Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and Mission Control Systems (MCS). The facilities build from the EGS-CC will support the functional verification (FV) of satellites at early development stages, the satellite level assembly integration and verification (AIV) process and the Mission Control pre- and post-launch. The EGS-CC project is currently in phase C/D. Performance of a system isits responsiveness/scalability and stability/reliability under particular workload. Ensuring optimal performance from a complex system like the EGS-CC is a difficult task as critical functions like telemetry archiving, telecommanding and telemetry processing are carried out in parallel through collaboration of multiple components and it is difficult to apportion performance to individual components. For EGS-CC to be a successful product, its performance must meet existing requirements and allow improvement of that performance in future evolution. This activity aims at ensuring that the expected performance of the integrated EGSCC product, e.g. the EGS-CC components themselves or applications built on top of it, is achieved in an optimal manner and even exceeded. In the frame of this activity the following tasks are foreseen: - Implement the necessary tools and facilties to measure performance and the system and component levels - Measure performance and associated quality attributes of the EGS-CC based on existing Reference Test Facility and defined test scenarios - Analyse and evaluate EGS-CC performance requirements based on measurements - Write evaluation report with possible recommendations NOTE: This activity is currently in the GSTP Work Plan but will only be implemented after confirmation of financial support from Delegations. The final list of participating states will be known at tender issue.