Procurement Management EEE Parts

Fully compliant with the project requirements

Our commercial and technical expertise and experience allows us to recommend, select and supply components from good manufacturing sources (avoiding counterfeits). All EEE parts procured by us are fully inspected and tested to ensure they meet the requirements of the project/ customer contract. This enables us to confirm compliance to the:

  • Quality and reliability requirements
  • Cost constraints/budget
  • Delivery schedule

The procurement can be provided through 2 basic different approaches:

Co-Ordinated Parts Procurement

Satellites with ESA as end customer and a prime contractor. This is a procurement approach where the agent receives the purchase orders for parts from various parts users, extracts and compiles the total need quantities per type and manufacturer, along with the necessary attrition (including DPA, LAT or QCI and radiation samples) and places the purchase orders at the corresponding manufacturers. Upon receipt of the flight parts by the CPPA, the ordered parts quantities will be tested as required and shipped to the individual users. The main features of the co-ordinated procurement are:EEE Parts

      • CPPA (Coordinated Parts Procurement Agency) as the focal point interfaces for all parties involved in the EEE parts procurement.
      • Users provide their DCL’s to the CPPA
      • CPPA analyses and comments DCL with the aim to standardize part types and ensure compliance with PA requirements. All comments are discussed and agreed with the different users
      • CPPA is the single interface with the manufacturer
      • Users place purchase orders directly to CPPA
      • CPPA co-ordinates PO placement to the manufacturers
      • CPPA performs follow-up, inspections and tests
      • CPPA co-ordinates shipment to users
      • Consolidates all user needs
      • Wide number of advantages

Direct interface with each individual equipment manufacturer providing procurement service

    • Procurement specification preparation and integrationalter technology procurement
    • Implementation and maintenance of the component
    • Procurement and Control Plan preparation
    • Obsolescence management
    • Preparation of evaluation plans
    • Preparation of screening plans
    • Preparation of radiation test plans
    • Radiation data analysis
    • Performance of manufacturer audits
    • Performance of capability assessments
    • Reliability analysis of test results
    • Component database management

Procurement Engineering

Full compliance with the project quality requirements

Selection and procurement of the correct EEE Parts is essential to meeting the hostile environmental, mechanical and radiation environments encountered in the space industry. To achieve this requires a high degree of engineering expertise and in other disciplines covering a wide range of components and technologies.

The services provided in each project are flexible depending on the project requirements and clients demands, among which we can highlight the following:

  • Technical support, parts engineering and testing providing the right tools to the proper selection and subsequent use of EEE parts
  • Parts and suppliers identification, definition and selection
  • Documentation generation and seek of needed approvals to start the procurement (PAD, specifications, test plans, etc.)
  • Parts ordering
  • Follow-up
  • ITAR management
  • Guarantee full compliance with the project requirements
  • Parts inspection and testing
  • EEE parts product assurance, requirements understanding and specific services which are key factors in the project success
  • Risk mitigation analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • Storage
  • Non conformance management
  • Obsolescence management

Procurement Testing

When failure is not an option

Procurement EEE components

The electronic components procured for space applications will be subjected to a variety of extreme environmental conditions but still have to function reliably. Whether they are exposed to vibration, extreme temperatures, or radiation, our experts select reliable components, inspecting and testing them to verify compliance to the specification requirements.

It is Alter Technology’s responsibility to assess the physical, electrical or environmental characteristic of the procured parts using the suitable calibrated equipment. Test processes shall be performed in accordance with specified procedures and test methods. The main tests performed by our test group include incoming inspection, DPA, screening, evaluation testing, lot acceptance test, relifing, etc.

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