For the first time, the ECLIPSE Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Database (EEE) module offers industry and government space project teams the means to collaborate in populating a trusted EEE parts database and managing the lifecycle of Declared Components Lists (DCLs).
The EEE module provides a customisable and centralised database of EEE parts and related DCLs. It allows creating, storing and qualifying EEE parts for future usage in any space project, as well as accessing a record of EEE parts which shows their utilisation in previous projects. The permits the collection of the details of an EEE part, which can define the type, component manufacturer, geographic location of the manufacturer, specifications, distributor and space qualification status. The module also allows selecting the qualified Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Database parts for a specific project and then creating a Declared Component List from these selected parts.
Space Product Assurance and project EEE expert engineers are often presented with DCLs of EEE parts proposed for use in a space product by subcontractors or partner organisations that do not meet the full project requirements. This ECLIPSE software module minimises the problem by enabling the submitting organisation to access a list of pre-qualified parts (that can be selected to be included in an on-line DCL), thereby reducing the amount of time the EEE part specialists (of both organisations) need to spend in reviewing the selection.
Where new Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Database parts are proposed by an organisation for inclusion in a DCL, the design authority representatives can decide on a case-by-case basis (i.e. at part level) whether such an Item should be allowed and approved as part of the DCL and whether this part should also become part of the pre-qualified parts database.
The system allows the submission of Parts Approval Documents (PAD) alongside a selected part. It also provides functionalities for attaching useful supporting documentation to the online DCL form.
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- Addresses issues relating to parts selection in space industry projects
- Provides a user-friendly tool that industrial teams trust to use in the creation of official DCLs
- Allows different roles to review and approve the process at various stages
- Permits access only to information specific to the activity and project
- Provides Space Product Assurance actions
- Creates an easy-to-access record of EEE parts used in previous projects
- Provides advanced search for DCLs across multiple projects that the user has access to