Back to media


Leading-edge RTEMS by EDISOFT solution selected by OHB System AG

EDISOFT has been selected as provider of a unified software solution for OHB System AG, one of the leading independent forces in the European space, aeronautics and telematics industry. Leveraging its unique knowledge on the aerospace industry, EDISOFT has been developing since 2006 several iterations of the RTEMS by EDISOFT for several leading aerospace projects, including the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), Galileo and the SmallGEO geostationary satellite platform. The stringent and highly complex project requirements included the delivery and qualification of an updated, qualified version of RTEMS by EDISOFT which will be delivered to OHB System AG for use in future projects. EDISOFT has been successfully working with OHB System AG in prior projects. According to Michael Brahm, Senior Software Architect at OHB System AG, “We have had a lasting cooperation with EDISOFT, and we have been pleased with the results so far. This, and the fact that EDISOFT has a successful track record on the field, is the main reasons why we have decided to move forward with this project”. The Real Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS) is a free open source Real Time Operating System (RTOS) designed for deeply embedded systems that aim to be competitive with the closed source and commercial products. It is used in space flight, medical devices, networking and many more embedded systems across a wide range of the most advanced processor architectures.

To Sérgio Barbedo, CEO of EDISOFT, “this project is a cornerstone in our aerospace strategy and demonstrates our ability to develop mission-critical and highly sophisticated solutions for the aerospace industry. It is with great satisfaction that we have a leading company, such as OHB System AG, choosing EDISOFT for their projects”. Bringing a successful system into space By developing RTEMS by EDISOFT, the company wanted to streamline its qualification for future space missions. This project has developed the required material to be used, with minimum updates, in the qualification process of space missions. Each mission has its particular configuration, both in terms of software and hardware. Using the outputs produced in the RTEMS Improvement project, it shall be possible for the Space Community to easily qualify tailored versions of RTEMS. RTEMS by EDISOFT is currently being used in several of the European missions, including, Galileo – FOC; SmallGEO; MTG; Solar Orbiter; Sentinel-2; IXV – Int. eXperimental Vehicle; EarthCare; EUCLID; BB4A; PROBA3; ESail and others. RTEMS by EDISOFT is already being used outside ESA domain, as for example, in the GOKTURK3 mission by the Turkish Aerospace Industries and KOMPSAT-6 South Korea LIG Nex1. About OHB System AG OHB System AG is one of the three leading space companies in Europe. It belongs to listed high-tech group OHB SE, where around 2,300 specialists and executives work on key European space programs. With two strong sites in Bremen and Oberpfaffenhofen and more than three decades of experience, OHB System AG specializes in hightech solutions for space, science and industry.