Applications Products Services Support About EuroSim
EuroSim has been developed under an incremental delivery
scheme, in close cooperation with a group of expert end-users.
Both the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) and
the European Space Agency (ESA) are actively supporting
the development of EuroSim. This on-going development is
being performed by a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space
Netherlands, Altran and the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR,
and will result in future releases with even better real-time
capabilities and further enhanced functionality.
The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR (Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium) is the central institute for aerospace research in the Netherlands. Since 1937 NLR is an independent non-profit organisation that provides technological support to aerospace industries, to operators of civil and military aircraft, of airports and of ATC systems, to authorities and to international organisations, all over the world. NLR is a customer-oriented research organisation, working under national and international contracts in projects concerning aircraft development, aircraft operations, air traffic management and space technology. Depending on the project and the customer's preferences, NLR acts as sole contractor or as main contractor or subcontractor collaborating with other institutes or industries. Work under contract totals about 75 per cent of NLR's activities; NLR's programme for basic research and development of research equipment, funded by the government of the Netherlands, amounts to about 25 per cent. NLR has two main establishments, one in Amsterdam and one in Noordoostpolder, Flevoland. Over two-thirds of the staff are graduates from universities or technical colleges. NLR owns a variety of research and test facilities and it holds an ISO 9001:2000 / AQAP-110 quality assurance certificate and several calibration accreditation certificates.
Altran Nederland B.V. in The Netherlands
has a long history in technical automation in general and space
in particular. The origin came a.o. from BSO but in fact many
companies specialized in technical automation are at the basis of
what has become Altran Nederland B.V. Until 2009 the company was a division
of Atos Origin, an international information technology services
company. Beginning 2009, the Atos Origin Technical Automation division
merged with Nspyre. Finally in 2016 Nspyre was acquired by Altran,
an international groep that is active in over 20 countries. Currently
Altran Nederland employs 1000 engineers specialized in software and
systems engineering in the field of technical automation.