Which Instruments on Herschel and Planck run RTEMS?

Martin Grim W.M.Grim at sron.nl
Tue Mar 9 08:28:42 UTC 2010

> There should be multiple CPUs on Herschel and Planck
> with one being the payload computer and others controlling
> instruments.  Are any of the instruments running RTEMS?

I cannot comment on Planck, but to my knowledge the Data Processing Unit on all three instruments on Herschel (HIFI, PACS and SPIRE) are running something like Virtuoso.

For Safari, a Infra-Red instrument (candidate) for the Spica satellite, will be running RTEMS on at least two controllers (Data Processing Unit and Mechnisms Control Unit) and perhaps even on a third (Detector Control Unit).



ir. W.M. Grim
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Sorbonnelaan 2
3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands

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