European Space Agency (ESA)
Ilaria Roma - Head of Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section - European Space Agenda (ESA)
Ilaria Roma is a Systems Engineer and Team Leader at the European Space Agency Directorate of Technical, Engineering & Quality, Systems Department. Ilaria is the Head of the Systems and Concurrent Design Section, in the Systems Engineering Division, and she is in charge of coordinating the ESA cross cutting initiative Design 2 Produce (D2P), looking into solutions for reducing cost and schedule of space missions by acting already at requirements and design level.
The Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section is responsible for the provision of functional support to Projects and for the feasibility assessment of future missions, including development and adoption of innovative multi-disciplinary design methodologies and associated tools. Among those, Digital Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering are key for connecting data from design to manufacturing and – in this challenge – the Systems Engineering Team actively liaises with the Advanced Manufacturing Team, exploring possibilities of embedding sensors and enabling monitoring, control and corrective actions, including indications for required design adjustments targeting smoother production.