Helenic Association of Space Industry

ΗΑSI EMTech accepted at ESA BIC in Darmstadt

Athens, 13.01.2014: EMTech's new venture in Germany (EMTech UG) was accepted by the European Space Agency Business Incubation Center in Darmstadt. EMTech UG will initiate operations within the first quarter of 2014.

The mission of the new business entity is to focus on simulations for electrical smart-grids. The main innovation point of the new entiry is the utilization of the Spacecraft Operational Simulators Software Infrastructure to facilitate parallel execution of multiple smart-grid simulation threads.

EMTech UG is a startup company, having as principal objective to offer sophisticated services in smart-grid applications. The differeantiating point of the new entiry is the ownership of a simulation framework that provides, on-line and in real-time, consulting information in smart-grid operations. EMTech UG underpins this simulation framework on an innovative concept, called the "Smart-Grid Parallel Universe".

This includes the simultaneous execution of simulations of "identical" smart-grid topologies under investigation, fused with historical datasets, real-time measurements, and contingency events. A centralized intelligent component processes the information and performs iterative calculations, in order to spawn smart-grids' "Big-Bangs", creating instances of new parallel universes, or terminating parallel universe instances that are improbable to happen in the future.

EMTECH UG will acquire technology and know-how from EMTech established in Greece. Since 2009 EMTech has been working in ESA/ESOC research and development projects and in 2011 has been accepted as a Qualified Partner for Ground Segment Software Development Frame Contract. Recently, EMTech has introduced an innovative Parallel Discrete Event Simulation scheduler for the SIMSAT kernel (the simulation engine of ESA Operational Simulators), supporting synchronized multi-threaded execution of simulation models.

The latter effort provides a key feature supporting large-scale simulation applications, requiring clusters of multicore-multiprocessor workstations. This innovative PDES scheduler shall be the heart of the smart-grid Prognosis services offered by EMTech UG.

ESA's Business Incubation Centres (BICs), initiated by ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, and provide technical expertise and business-development support. Business Incubation Centres across European countries support selected entrepreneurs with comprehensive commercial and technical assistance to help them startup businesses that apply space technology to non-space industrial, scientific and commercial fields.


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