The Why: "Make the world better. A little bit every day."
One challenge we are facing is digitization combined with a steady growing complexity of our daily life. Don't you have the feeling too, that the engineering tasks are becoming more complicated but not simpler any more?
Especially in high-tech sectors like the space industry, where design iterations are very costly and everything has to be optimized: time-to-market, costs, reliability, political aspects, resources, etc, complexity becomes the highest risk for space projects.
System and test engineers need a faster, more cost-efficient and flexible way to identify, filter and contact the most suitable test facility for their development or operational project. Often the engineer does not have the right test facility in-house or the facility is not available in time, or the facility is large and too expensive for the verification budget. TriasRnD offers an easy way to search, filter and ask for a quote of alternatives.
Test facilities are very expensive to operate and maintain (staff, equipment, calibration). Is a facility not used with 100%, then the specific costs per test are increasing. The facility manager often does not have the capacity for reaching out to additional external customers to fill the gaps in his test schedule. This is especially true for smaller test houses and laboratories. TriasRnD offers an easy way to present the facility to the space community and to simplify the contacting process.
Behind the Scenes
Stefan Schmidt, FounderWith my background in system engineering and AIT for sun sensor development at Lens R&D, I noticed how difficult and time consuming it can be to find the right test facility at the right time with the right budget. Especially smaller and SME test houses have a lot of advantages in terms of flexibility, costs and pragmatic know-how. But there are often not visible enough on the space industry landscape.
Establishing a platform for testing services enables the space industry to collaborate in a smarter and more efficient way, while creating a common place to look for test facilities in space with the goal to reduce complexity, to make testing simple again and finally to make the world a little bit better.