(Spacecraft Bus Controller) + (Automotive ECU)] / 2 = UltimateController
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Software Engineering 2010 – Workshopband (inkl. Doktorandensymposium)
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
In many cases, similar challenging problems arise in different domains and are often solved with an only limited focus. Synergy effects between different research fields can lead to an enormous technical improvement. This is illustrated by combining experiences and competencies of the institute of Space Systems and the institute of Transportation Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Their cooperation/collaboration aims at more reliable and highly available platforms for embedded (software/hardware) systems. Both institutes have developed software frameworks to be used in embedded systems of their field of work. In this paper we present an approach of integrating an embedded real time OS to be used in satellites into the DOMINION implementation-platform, which is used for the specification of embedded in-vehicle software. Finally a safety critical application with hard real time requirements will be chosen as a use-case to demonstrate the combination of aerospace and automotive technologies.