Another opportunity to participate in ESA Academy’s concurrent engineering workshop


1679 sights

ESA’s Training Office is looking for 30 gifted and enthusiastic college college students with an engineering or physics background from ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia to consider element in the forthcoming Concurrent Engineering Workshop set to consider area involving 26 to 29 Could 2020. 

Concurrent engineering is a approach of planning and building items for the place sector. Contrary to classic design solutions, in concurrent engineering all subsystems are developed at the same time. This is a considerably a lot more successful way of working, but comes with its individual one of a kind challenge: solutions in one spot that could influence the design of one more subsystem should be instantly discovered and communicated involving teams. Despite the fact that concurrent engineering is a a lot more difficult system to start with, in outcome it enables problems to be discovered – and rectified – earlier, thus decreasing the total design time. 

Student staff presenting their design to the other contributors

ESA’s main Concurrent Structure Facility (CDF) is situated at ESA’s technologies centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. On the other hand, in just the framework of the ESA Academy programme, ESA has developed a similar facility exclusively for academic needs, which is situated at ESA’s European Area Stability and Training Centre (ESEC)-Galaxia in Transinne, Belgium. Access to this facility throughout the workshop enhances what college students are studying at college by familiarising them with the concurrent engineering strategy.  

Written content of the workshop

Learners working on a certain self-discipline

The selected college students will travel to the environmentally friendly expanses of Belgium’s Ardennes region, where the ESA Academy Teaching and Discovering Facility is situated. Guided by ESA techniques engineers, the college students will discover about concurrent engineering and its gains, getting initial-hand working experience with the Open Concurrent Structure Tool (OCDT) and identifying design drivers. 

Learners will be given a mission short, then use concurrent engineering to build a spacecraft design. 

Learners will be divided into groups of involving two and 4, and will cover the pursuing disciplines:  

  • Structures / mechanisms
  • Configuration
  • Power 
  • Thermal 
  • Perspective and Orbital Control Units (AOCS) 
  • Propulsion 
  • Optics / sensors 
  • Trajectory examination
  • Communications / facts managing

Within just their groups, college students will build a subsystem concept in purchase to realize their given mission working with concurrent engineering. They will begin with a initial iteration of all the subsystems alongside with a budget that they will have to assessment and current. A next iteration will then be accomplished according to the discovered function tree and product tree and, in the close, the mission design will be finalised and offered by the college students. 

A couple months ahead of the workshop, the selected college students will observe a limited on the web OCDT tutorial to make it possible for them to turn into common with the device. 

Who can implement?
In purchase to participate, college students should fulfil the pursuing conditions at the time of application: 

  • be aged involving eighteen and 32
  • be a citizen of an ESA Member States, Canada and Slovenia
  • be enrolled as a complete-time MSc or PhD scholar in a college (not graduating ahead of the workshops)
  • be studying an engineering subject or physics.

ESA will cover the charge of accommodation and foods, as properly as up to two hundred Euros for travelling to Belgium, for just about every selected scholar.  

How to implement

  • Fill in the application form
  • Pick out favored disciplines
  • Add a drive letter (PDF, most 1 site, no images)
  • Add a CV (Europass structure, PDF, most 2 internet pages, no images)
  • Add a formal recommendation letter (PDF, most 1 site like signature, no images) from a college professor or academic supervisor from the applicant’s latest college
  • Add a copy of academic information (PDF). 

All solutions and files really should be in English (other than academic information if not offered).  

The deadline for purposes is 30 March 2020, 23:59 CET

For a lot more facts, be sure to get in touch with tlp @