Airbus - Space



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Merril Kirk
+61 8 8303 2383
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  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Value: TBC
  Project Status: Active - ongoing
  Project Owner AIRBUS AUSTRALIA PACIFIC LIMITED

Project Details


Within the Australia Pacific region, Airbus is one the most well-known suppliers of advanced helicopter solutions and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to both Defence and Civil clients. Building upon this heritage, Airbus is seeking to grow its space portfolio in Australia and New Zealand by integrating the capability and skill of local industry. Airbus acknowledges the strategic importance of Australian Industry Capability, and is committed to ensuring Australian companies and academia have the opportunity to partner in meaningful and sustainable ways with the largest space company in Europe and one of the world’s leading communication satellite companies.

Complementing its industry engagement roadshows events across Australia, Airbus is now seeking expressions of interest from Australian organisations. This may lead to one-on-one discussions with Airbus to identify specific local workshare opportunities in the pursuit, delivery and support of space related opportunities.


POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Projects deemed of interest to Airbus (but not limited to) include:
- JP9102- Australian Defence Satcom System
- DEF 799 Phase 2 – Enhanced Satellite ISR Capability
- FMSC – Future Maritime Surveillance Capability
- Zephyr- Airbus’s High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite
- EMAC – Enhanced Maritime Awareness Capability (New Zealand)


Key Technology and Capability Areas
Airbus is exploring options for Australian Industry Capability in the space related technology areas of:

Satellite Control Centre station integration and operation
Mission Payload Control station integration and operation
Ground station electronic subsystems manufacture
Spacecraft bus panel and machine parts fabrication and harness manufacturing
Hosted space surveillance and optical payloads design, development, manufacture and support
Subsystem test and evaluation
Software development, adaptation and integration
Ground terminal design, development, manufacture and support
Signal processing and analysis.
 

Translating this into industrial capabilities, Airbus is seeking expressions of interest from companies with any of the following capabilities:
1. Manufacturing:
- Components and small aluminum parts precision machining
- Surface treatment (Alodine 1200 or Sirtec 650)
- Aluminum/aluminum honeycomb structures
- Additive aluminum manufacturing
2. Electronics / electrical engineering:
- Design
- Assembly
- Manufacturing
- Build to print
- Antenna design and manufacturing
- RF component design and manufacture
- Satcom terminals (mobile or fixed)
- Spectrum monitoring systems
- Electrical harness
- RF Harness or Waveguides
3. Software development:
- Data analytics
- Software, services for Network Management Systems / Mission Operations Centre
- Security and cyber protection for government applications
- Specialist software development
- Image treatment applications
- Analytics applications
4. Payload development:
- Optical equipment
- Radar equipment
- RF equipment
5. Infrastructure:
- Design and building work for ground stations, terminals
- Design and building work for Mission and Network Operation Centres
- Ground antennas and RF base band equipment integration and validation
- Complex electronic system integration and validation
- Installation work for communications and IT systems as well as utilities, HVAC etc.
6. Services:
- Project management and supplier management services
- System engineering
- Maintenance of communication and IT equipment
- Site security services
- Operations of Network Operations Centre, etc.
- Communications Architecture design & Security Architecture design
- Satellite launch services
- Commercial Satcom capacity and terminals
- Specialist manpower supply
- Training services
- Recruitment services
- Test & validation services


RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY 

Airbus invites industry and academia to respond to a Call for Innovation.  The programme aims to identify key Australian organisations to work with Airbus on future space opportunities and develop Australia’s sovereign industrial capability. Interested parties are asked to register interest for the event which will focus on key development topics:

1. Cyber Security

2. New Space

3. Quantum Technologies 

4. Space Capabilities

5. Prognostic Enabled Decision Making

6. RT Maritime Situational Awareness

7. Spacecraft Electrical Systems

8. SST - LEO Debris Initial Orbit Determination

9. SST - On Board Data Processing and Compression

10. GEO IoT Connectivity and Enablers 

11. Dynamic Optimization of Satellite Operations 

12. Low Cost User Terminals for Mega Constellations 


Successful applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of Airbus’ Technical Domain Managers. The pitches will be assessed on the applicability of the technology to the development topics, the Technology Readiness Level and the relevance of the technology to future needs. Organisations successful during the event will be invited for detailed discussions at a mutually convenient day and time.


For an overview of this opportunity, please review the presentation in Project Documents (below) titled Airbus Call for Innovation Proposals Jan 2021.


Airbus is committed to collaborate with Australian academia and SMEs to develop new technologies and capabilities within the Australian Space ecosystem #TeamMaier.


REGISTERING INTEREST

This ICN portal will continue to be used as a vehicle for registering expressions of interest and posting all non-export-controlled work packages available to Australian industry and supporting pre-qualification activities.


Key Dates:

-  JP9102 by 31 January 2021.

-  Call For Innovation: Proposals by 18 February 2021 and Abstract (plus supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch) by 22 February 2021.

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Project Documents


01. Research & Technology

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Airbus Call for Innovation Proposals Jan 2021
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Work Packages


To edit or submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the package you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN    INCOMPLETE    COMPLETE

STANDARD LISTINGS        ▲ CONTRACT
STATUS   01. RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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01. Cybersecurity - Call for Innovation Proposals21 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
02. New Space- Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
03. Quantum Technologies- Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
04. Space Capabilities - - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
05. Prognostic Enabled Decision Making - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202118 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
06. RT Maritime Situational Awareness- Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
07. Spacecraft Electrical Systems - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
08. SST - LEO Debris Initial Orbit Determination - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
09. SST - On Board Data Processing and Compression - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
10. GEO IoT Connectivity and Enablers - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
11. Dynamic Optimization of Satellite Operations - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
12. Low Cost User Terminals for Mega Constellations - Call for Innovation Proposals22 Jan 202122 Feb 2021 
  
Please review the document attached under the PDF icon for details of this R & T Area.

To submit your Expression of Interest:

1. Respond to questions 1 & 2 and submit your response by 18 February 2021

2. Submit an abstract (max 600 words) and any supporting slides for the Innovation Pitch event no later than 22 February 2021.
STATUS   1. JP9102 - MANUFACTURING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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01. Manufacturing - aluminium28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Components and small aluminium parts precision machining
Surface treatment (Alodine 1200 or Sirtec 650)
Aluminium/aluminium honeycomb structures
Additive aluminium manufacturing
STATUS   2. JP9102 - ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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02. Electronics and electrical engineering28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Design
Assembly
Manufacturing
Build to print
Antenna design and manufacturing
RF component design and manufacture
Satcom terminals (mobile or fixed)
Spectrum monitoring systems
Electrical harness
RF Harness or Waveguides
STATUS   3. JP9102 - SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
03. Software development28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Data analytics
Software, services for Network Management Systems / Mission Operations Centre
Security and cyber protection for government applications
Specialist software development
Image treatment applications
Analytics applications
STATUS   4. JP9102 - PAYLOAD DEVELOPMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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DOCS FULL
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04. Payload development28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Optical equipment
Radar equipment
RF equipment
STATUS   5. JP9102 - INFRASTRUCTURE    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
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EOI
PARTIAL
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EOI
05. Infrastructure28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Design and building work for ground stations, terminals
Design and building work for Mission and Network Operation Centers
Ground antennas and RF base band equipment integration and validation
Complex electronic system integration and validation
Installation work for communications and IT systems as well as utilities, HVAC etc.
STATUS   6. JP9102 - SERVICES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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CLOSES
PARTIAL
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DOCS FULL
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6.01 Project management and supplier management services28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Project management and supplier management services
6.02 System engineering28 Sep 202015 Feb 2021 
  
System engineering
6.03 Maintenance of communication and IT equipment28 Sep 202015 Feb 2021 
  
Maintenance of communication and IT equipment
6.04 Site security services28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Site security services
6.05 Operations of Network Operations Centre28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Operations of Network Operations Centre
6.06 Communication Architecture design and security28 Sep 202015 Feb 2021 
  
Communications Architecture design & Security Architecture design
6.07 Satellite launch services28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Satellite launch services
6.08 Commercial Satcom capacity and terminals28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Commercial Satcom capacity and terminals
6.09 Specialist manpower supply28 Sep 202015 Feb 2021 
  
Specialist manpower supply
6.10 Training services28 Sep 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Training services
6.11 Recruitment services28 Sep 202015 Feb 2021 
  
Recruitment services
6.12 Test and validation services28 Sep 202015 Feb 2021 
  
Test and validation services
6.13 Integrated Logistics Support19 Nov 202031 Jan 2021 
  
Integrated Logistics Support