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Next figure shows the ERGO Consortium. ERGO brings together the European industrial and research leaders in space robotics autonomy. More specifically, GMV has coordinated the most relevant efforts in the field of autonomous frameworks with the GOAC and GOTCHA projects; King´s College and University of Basel represent world-wide renowned institutes in the field of planning, having developed the best planners in their respective fields such as Temporal Fast Downward and Optic and being highly involved in the coordination of ICAPS, arguably the most important conference about planning in the world; ADS is the prime contractor of the ExoMars Rover project, the first European Planetary Mission to Mars, and as such is responsible for the rover Guidance, Navigation and Control; Scisys is probably the most experienced European partner in opportunistic science and long range traverses with projects such as Chameleon, Seeker or Safer; UGA-Verimag is responsible of the BIP system used for formal Verification and Validation in most space robotic programs; and ELLIDISS, one of the main partners involved in TASTE, the system called to be the reference framework for real-time space applications in Europe.

ERGO Consortium: GMV, GMV-UK, KCL, Univ. Basel, UGA-VERIMAG, ADS-UK, SciSys, Ellidiss Technologies

ERGO Consortium


Each component of the consortium will play a specific role within the project, with well-established responsibilities and objectives. In the frame of the project, each consortium partner will collaborate focusing on their respective areas and technologies of expertise where they are European References. The result is a complete, consolidated and well-balanced consortium covering all market know-how; technological expertise and scientific knowledge required in order to efficiently develop the proposed project.  In addition, the competence of the proposed consortium is supported by the technical and managerial capacity of the group; more specifically the highly qualified proposed key personnel that reflect the consortium commitment and motivation to this bid. The following table depicts the roles in the project for each participant.


Role in ERGO

GMV Consortium coordinator. Responsible for the requirements, overall design of the ERGO architecture and the executive layer and development and execution of the orbital track reference implementation.
KCL KCL is together with BAS in charge of the development of the automated mission planner, with focus on the approach to resolve temporal problems and resources. In addition KCL is responsible for the formal verification of the plan. Finally, it will also share responsibilities with BAS and GUK to organize an international Workshop to present and stimulate future activities related to ERGO.
BAS BAS is together with KCL in charge of the development of the automated mission planner, with focus on search and heuristic algorithms. It will share responsibilities with KCL and GUK to organize an international Workshop on planning for space domains.
UGA Responsible for the development of an integral FDIR system to be used at an executive and functional layer.
ADS Development of Rover Guidance: navigation map building, short & long-term path planning, resources estimation, hazard avoidance.
SCISYS Responsible for the development of a system to analyze goal-oriented data, with special emphasis in opportunistic science and autonomous detection of other mission systems such as landers, canisters, etc.
ELLIDISS TASTE support and lead of the Functional Layer development.
GUK Development of timeline-based features for the planner layer. Lead the planetary test campaign and the resulting data correlation.

Consortium responsibilities per partner.