Space AVionics Open Interface aRchitecture (http://savoir.estec.esa.int/) is an initiative to federate the space avionics community and to work together in order to improve the way that the European Space community builds avionics sub-systems.
The objectives are:
- To reduce the schedule and risk and thus cost of the avionics procurement and development, while preparing fo the future
- To improve competitiveness of avionics suppliers
- To influence standardisation processes by standardising at the right level in order to get equipment interchangeability (the toplogy remains specific to a project)
- To define the governance model to be used for the products, generic specifications, interface definition of the elements being produced under the SAVOIR initiative.