LONDON A U.K. company that specializes in supplying high reliability electronic components and related services for space, defense, aviation and other harsh environment applications has been selected by Rome based Galileo Industries to perform the 'Parts Procurement Support Programme' for the electronic components of the Galileo project.
IGG (Fareham, U.K.) formed a partnership with TESAT of Germany and the pair worked together for the study phase and preliminary phases before the award of the final contract.
Galileo Industries was established in 2000 as a joint venture of leading European space companies to act as the industrial prime to develop and deliver the infrastructure for the first civil-controlled satellite navigation system.
Galileo is Europe's contribution to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). It is scheduled to be fully operational worldwide before the end of this decade with overall costs estimated at 3.5 billion.
IGG and TESAT will provide support to the Galileo user community in the review and selection of electronic components, identification of critical items, part type reduction and standardization.
A Galileo Preferred Parts List (GPPL) will also be generated and maintained throughout the programme to assist users in selecting qualified and approved parts.
In addition, radiation issues will be covered by the partnership; it will review user requirements to identify radiation susceptible parts and recommend viable alternatives, preparing radiation test procedures and plans and reviews of test reports.