ATG Europe is one of the larger space companies in the Netherlands, with over 200 employees focusing on engineering, technology and product development. The company has organised its business in a number of division and units each focusing on different offerings to the industry. Within its business unit ATG VirtualLab, part of the value-adding SpaceLabs division, the company aims to optimize engineering processes through the use of virtual and augmented reality. It does so by combining stunning visuals with internally developed engineering models and data in virtual environments that are designed to be as engaging and immersive as possible. ATG Europe is a firm believer in digitization and virtualization as a way to increase understanding in projects, lower risk and as a result drastically reduce cost. For more information www.atg-europe.com
TU Delft is a highly ranked technical university. It is a basic premise at TU Delft that education, research and valorisation are closely interrelated.
The Space activities of TU Delft are gathered in the Delft Space Institute: research on Space Robotics, Distributed Space Systems and Sensing from Space are the focus areas. Five faculties are partner within DSI. Next to the activities within DSI, we also do research on Space Structures, design, systems engineering, Space instrumentation, etc.
AR/VR is integrated in many topics, like smart manufacturing and systems engineering. Several Faculties work on AR/VR. Additional to that, there is the VR Zone of the New Media Centre, part of the TU Delft Library. It is a Virtual Reality lab located at the TU Delft Library. The VR Zone has a dedicated staff to help students, lecturers and researches in using, building and exploring VR in education and research.
NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and high quality research facilities, NLR provides innovative and end-to-end solutions for complex challenges in the aerospace sector.
NLR’s space activities span the full spectrum of Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E): from initial concepts to space qualified products. Given NLR’s specialist knowledge and facilities, space companies and agencies from all over the world turn to NLR for support in design, analysis and simulation already in early development stages of their products and services. From computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or computational electromagnetics (CEM) to environmental testing to virtual testing including augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) to Zero-G testing with our research airplane.
NLR’s space specialties are: AR/VR, advanced composite and 3D printed multi-metal structures, space electronics, thermal management systems, small satellites, (micro)launchers, electronic support measures (ESM) and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions, Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, software defined radio, cybersecurity, distributed data access solutions, security risk analyses, advanced data-analytics, and test, verification and validation of satellite navigation systems. Founded in 1919, and employing some 600 people, NLR achieved a turnover of 72 million Euro in 2018, of which three-quarters derived from contract research.
RHEA Group is more than a trusted partner but an active collaborator to the European Space Agency (ESA), Belspo, the European GNSS Agency, the European Commission, the European Southern Observatory, and EUMETSAT. From working on the European flagship navigation system (Galileo) and Earth Observation program (Copernicus) to the exploration of the Red Planet (ExoMars) and launching the first spacecraft landing on a comet (Rosetta). Our experts are building the future of the industry by driving the most groundbreaking missions.
Optimizing the production of complex engineering products is one of our major areas of expertise. We have a team of engineers working in concurrent design – the methodology that streamlines complex engineering processes and reduces time and lifecycle costs. The company is the creator of the open source Concurrent Design Platform (CDP) ®, the software that facilitates the implementation of the methodology. Our team of specialized engineers are pioneers in the implementation of the methodology and closely collaborate with the ESA Concurrent Design Facility.
RHEA Group, with more than 400 engineers and scientists worldwide, operates in 10 countries. The company has headquarters in Wavre, Belgium and offices in Canada and across Europe