18 years ago
and embedded linux for all sorts of monitoring and controls of
equipment and processes on the International Space Station? All sorts
of things including 24 bit A/D converters, optics and real-time needs.
Here' a quote near the end of the article: " Linux nowadays is a
common tool for space-related projects, whereas several year ago,
proprietary systems, such as VRTX, QNX or VXWorks, where leading. In
addition, this past year even led to FlightLinux, as standard Linux
distribution adapted to spacecraft environments. Opensource software
is of crucial importance for these kinds of projects, and our
experience with Linux has proven that it has a great future in space."
These aforementioned RTOS, VRTX, QNX or VXWorks, are found on many
proprietary PLCs and controllers.
Very Cool article!