With its increased thrust towards technology development, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, has achieved a milestone with the first flight of Hawk-i with indigenous Real Time Operating System (RTOS) developed by it.
It is the first indigenous RTOS that has been developed in the country from scratch. It is also the first instance that an indigenous RTOS has been certified by CEMILAC, says Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL.
The RTOS is the system software which provides a standard run-time environment for real-time applications execution in a safe and reliable manner. “The RTOS is a key technology for concurrent execution of multiple applications and optimal use of hardware resources which is of paramount importance for increased complexity of modern avionics software”, adds Mr. Raju.
Advanced modules like network stack and file system have been co-developed with IIT- Kharagpur which also carried out formal method based verification of the RTOS kernel.