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Facilities for testing orbital and surface robotics building blocks

Objective

The FACILITATORS goals are:
-To Enable the highest possible level of validation of the common building blocks (developed by concurring operational grants) in the most relevant environment by adapting and providing the best available European test facilities, as well as
-To Guarantee coherence among the different test facilities and among the building blocks by establishing common implementation/validation scenarios (to be reproduced during ground testing) and common interfaces with the test facilities.

More concretely, in order to achieve such goals, the objectives of our project are to:
1. Analyse and identify the validation needs of each building block
2. Identify and adapt the already-existing top-notch European test platforms that will form a “federation of facilities” which will host the validation tests of ALL building blocks in BOTH demonstration scenarios
3. Characterize the facilities and provide representative datasets to support the design and development of the building blocks, carried out by concurring operational grants (OGs)
4. Ensure coherence among the different building blocks by agreeing on common demonstration scenarios that will be carried out within the federation of facilities, as well as by preparing common interfaces in coordination with the SRC board and the other parallel OGs
5. Provide easy access to the identified facilities, and ensure their availability when the building blocks will be tested
6. Assist the building blocks validation tests’ execution by providing monitoring and measuring means, as well as giving on-site support.

The “Federation of Facilities” concept lies in a network of coordinated, complementary and exchangeable state-of-the-art facilities across Europe, identified, made available to the SRC, adapted and (if needed) enhanced for the scope of:
-Validating the building blocks developed in the other parallel operational grants and
-Providing regulated services to the space robotics community beyond this project.

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2016
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Coordinator

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 361 129

Participants (4)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 306 583
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 242
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Research Organisations
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 522
Address
Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2AS Stevenage

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOOL OF PLANETARY SCIENCES
Italy
EU contribution
€ 26 524
Address
Viale Pindaro 42
65127 Pescara

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments