O.C.E. Technology and European Space Agency Commence €500k Project to Develop New Real-Time Operating System for Satellites

A hyperspectral satellite using O.C.E. Technology (Image: O.C.E. Technology)

O.C.E. Technology and European Space Agency Commence €500k Project to Develop New Real-Time Operating System for Satellites

O.C.E. Technology today 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.

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.

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

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

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.”

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.

26 June 2018

For further information contact Micéal Whelan, Communications Manager, UCD Research and Innovation, e: miceal.whelan@ucd.ie, t: + 353 1 716 3712, or Tony Cahill, O.C.E. Technology, Vice-President, Sales, t: +353 1 716 3530 or e: tony.cahill@ocetechnology.com.

Editors Notes

O.C.E. Technology provides software tools, real-time embedded system design, system-on-chip (SOC) and system-in-package (SIP) hardware products to international clients. The unique features of OCE's software tools allow more cost effective embedded systems development. www.ocetechnology.com

At NovaUCD, the hub for new ventures and entrepreneurs at University College Dublin, we nurture and support new high-tech and knowledge-intensive companies as part of UCD’s mission. At NovaUCD we provide purpose-built, state-of-the-art incubation facilities alongside a comprehensive business support programme for client companies such as O.C.E. Technology, a UCD spin-in company. NovaUCD has been funded through a unique public-private partnership that includes AIB Bank, Arthur Cox, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Goodbody Stockbrokers, UCD and Xilinx. www.ucd.ie/novaucd 

For further information on the Toulouse Space Show visit www.toulousespaceshow.eu.

For further information on Dimac RED visit www.dimacred.com.