O.C.E. Technology has announced that it is to develop a new real-time operating system in collaboration with the European Space Agency
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O.C.E. Technology has announced that it is to develop a new real-time operating system in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The €500,000 project is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Contain some unique features


The new operating system, which will be developed to flight quality standards, will contain some unique features for the advanced control of satellite subsystems.

The new operating system will allow deterministic scheduling of tasks and will use the new 16-bit SPARC REX instruction set to minimise its storage footprint.

The company made the announcement at the Toulouse Space Show, which is taking place this week, where the company is showcasing its products to European buyers.

O.C.E. Technology, headquartered at NovaUCD, the centre for new ventures and entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, develops software for technical applications and supplies radiation-hardened chip-level components targeted primarily at the space and high-reliability sectors.

Bring a satellite into a desired orientation in space at a desired spin rate


The company, an Enterprise Ireland high-potential start-up, also supplies a range of satellite subsystems that are used to bring a satellite into a desired orientation in space at a desired spin rate. These subsystems are already well proven on the Chinese space programme.

Barry Kavanagh, CEO, O.C.E. Technology, said: “This project with the European Space Agency will open up a host of new flight software opportunities for the company and together with our best-in-class debug software will be of strong interest to the fast growing small satellite market.”

Barry Kavanagh, CEO, O.C.E. Technology

At the Toulouse Space Show, visit O.C.E. Technology and its European distributor, Dimac RED, to learn more about the company’s latest range of software and hardware products.

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O.C.E. Technology has announced that it is to develop a new real-time operating system in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The €500,000 project is expected to take 18 months to complete. Contain some unique features The new operating system, which will be developed to flight quality standards, will contain...