NanoXplore is a privately owned fabless company based in France. The company was created by three veterans of semiconductor industry with long experience in the design, test and debugging of FPGA cores. NanoXplore is therefore a leader in the design of large scale programmable logic arrays for state of the art FPGA cores. The company is developping a family of rad-hard FPGA.
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%), is a key European player in space telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration and orbital infrastructures. Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio form the two parent companies' “Space Alliance”, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Because of its unrivaled expertise in dual (civil/military) missions, constellations, flexible payloads, altimetry, meteorology and high-resolution optical and radar instruments, Thales Alenia Space is the natural partner to countries that want to expand their space program. The company posted consolidated revenues of 2.1 billion euros in 2015, and has 7,500 employees in eight countries.
Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.
Airbus DS Crisa, Airbus DS Gmbh, Airbus DS SAS, 100% owned by Airbus Group are worldwide leader in the space domain. The entities involved in VEGAS project are part of the Electronics division of Airbus Defence and Space.
Airbus DS has more than 40 years of experience in design, development and validation of Electronic Units for Subsystems and Payloads. Regardless of their application, the majority of European satellites fly with Airbus DS Electronic Units: Telecommunication (e.g. Eurostar and Spacebus), Earth Observation (e.g. Envisat, Spot), Scientific (e.g. Rosat, SOHO, Rosetta, Mars Express), and Military Satellites (e.g. Skynet4, Helios).
Created in 1987 with the merger of the Italian company SGS Microelettronica and the French company Thomson Semiconducteurs, STMicroelectronics is the 8th worldwide and 1st European Semiconductors Manufacturer.
ST has built his know-how as broad range semiconductor supplier with a vertically integrated manufacturer working model, mastering and leading all steps of the components Value Creation Chain: product definition, design, layout, wafer fabrication, wafer probing, assembly, electrical testing, finishing and all the quality assurance steps related to those activities.
This business model has been transposed to the Aerospace components, making ST a vertically integrated broad range Space component supplier, controlling and mastering its own in-house processes to the benefit of the High-Reliability, providing better opportunities for investment growth through reduced uncertainty.
The Universidad de Sevilla is one of the oldest Universities in Europe. The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ETSI) is the institution that mostly develops  research and education activities related to engineering. ETSI is part of the Universidad de Sevilla since 1960. Belonging to ETSI, one of the largest research group is the Electronic Engineering, compound by more that 40 researchers, dedicated in part to the development of methods and tools to mitigate soft errors in harsh environments of VLSI designs for Space applications. This group has experience in development of CAE tools for FPGAs and has a long term experience in designs for SRAM-FPGAs. In the context of VEGAS project, this group will develop de Fault Injection tools.
The Universidad de Sevilla hosts also the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), which is a mixed institution that holds all the accelerator tests in Spain. CNA will develop SEE tests for the VEGAS project in a to contrast the Fault Injection results.
Politecnico di Torino (PDT) is a recognized leading institution in technical-scientific education and research. Established in 1859, Politecnico di Torino is Italy’s oldest Technical University. PDT is persistently ranked among the first 5 Italian Universities by the Italian Ministry for Education, Research and University. The Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering of PDT (DAUIN) owns several laboratories equipped with the hardware and software facilities. DAUIN manages a PhD curriculum in Computer and Control engineering. ESRs possibly recruited within this project could benefit of the training and research infrastructure already offered to the other students. On the other side, DAUIN has been involved in a high number of EU research projects and in several others funded by National bodies and companies.