Earth Observation Remote Sensing Workshop 2018
Status: Call for applications open.
Date: 10 - 14 December 2018
Description: The goal of this workshop will be to introduce students to the various types of Remote Sensing (RS) images and how they can be used and analysed with the help of the tools used in the space industry. The students will learn about remote sensing data analysis, radar, optical and thermal infrared image generation and processing. Technical lectures will be complemented by exercises and practical sessions, using the example of PROBA-V and other space mission to show how raw data acquired by Earth Observation (EO) satellites are collected, calibrated and distributed to end-users. During the workshop, the students will also have the opportunity to visit the PROBA Control room, which is located in ESEC.
EO Mission Introduction
Remote Sensing Basics
Exercise: Image opening, visualisation and analysis
Radar Remote Sensing Basics
Radar Remote Sensing Applications
Exercise: Radar RS
Optical Remote Sensing Basics
Optical Remote Sensing Applications
Exercise Optical RS
Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing
Data processing workflow
RS Data Fusion
RS Data Fusion Exercise
RS Data Fusion Applications
Technology Transfer and Innovation Workshop 2018
Status: Call for the applications open.
Date: 13 - 16 November 2018
Description: During this pilot workshop, the students will be introduced to the different disciplines related to Technology Transfer and Innovation (TT&I). Students will learn about various domains such as patenting, technology transfer, and entrepreneurships. These lectures will be complemented by a case study based on an actual ESA patent. The students will have to implement their newly gained knowledge to help ESA to find a suitable application, working on a simplified business plan proposal. The workshop is addressed to university students curious about the TT&I field, who would be interested in working in this field, or who perhaps are developing an innovative concept and want to know how to turn it into a business or start-up in the space sector.
Introduction to TT&I
Introduction to Patenting
GA1: From Fiction to Reality
Technology Transfer Programmes
Practical case examples
GA2: From Patent to Applications
Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation
New Ventures and Business Model Canvas
Start-up, from idea to business
GA3: From Application to Business
GA4: Technology Transfer Workshop
Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2018
Status: Call for applications closed. Training course to be delivered.
Date: 22 – 26 October 2018
Description: The ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge will feature groups of 20 to 30 students, each one supervised by two system engineers in the four Concurrent Design Facilities (CDFs) in the Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre (Belgium). Groups will be given a specific mission to design in four days.
Students in each group will be divided into small teams of two or three to cover the following disciplines: structures, configuration, power, mechanisms, thermal, attitude and orbit control system for a satellite (AOCS), propulsion, trajectory analysis, communications/data handling. Students within each small team will create a subsystem concept in order to achieve the mission parameters using the Concurrent Engineering approach.
The groups will not compete against each other. Instead, they will use video conferencing to share each day’s progress, raise any particular difficulties they were facing, and receive helpful input from the other participants. At the end of the week, each group will present their final design.
Ultimately, students involved in the challenge will learn about the Concurrent Engineering approach and its benefits, and how to use the Open Concurrent Design Tool (OCDT).
Schedule for the group in ESA Academy's Training and Learning Centre:
Introduction Concurrent Engineering Approach
Get familiar with Workbooks and OCDT
Visit of ESA Redu Centre
Each group presentation general presentation
Introduction to the mission
Mission overview and requirements
Mission and system modes definition
Each group results presentation
First iteration of all subsystems
Each group first results presentation
Finalisation of the concept
Each group second iteration presentation
Final design consolidation & any open issues
Each group final presentation
Space System Engineering Training Course 2018
Status: Call for applications closed.
Date: 6 – 9 November 2018
Description: During this four-day training course, students will be given a 'crash-course' in systems engineering and its applications within the space industry, in particular within ESA. The course will provide an overview of the scope and context of systems engineering in general, before outlining the roles of a system engineer. The course will further explore some key system engineering roles, such as requirements capture, architecture definition and verification and validation. The full space system life cycle will be explored from a system engineering viewpoint. The course will be delivered by current and former ESA experts with a wealth of experience in Earth-Observation projects, in the form of interactive lectures and group exercises. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of what systems engineering is, and what a systems engineer does throughout a space project lifecycle, as well as some of the key challenges they face!
Scope and context of Systems Engineering
What is Systems Engineering?
How to represent a System
The Space Programmatic Environment
Tasks of a Systems Engineer
Systems Engineering Process
How to define the architecture of a system, including trade-offs and specification
Design of a space mission
Development and Verification Approach
Systems Engineering and Project Management
Application of a real space project
Process Management, Operations, and End of Missions
Last update: 9 October 2018