Phoenix Systems and the Lomza State University of Applied Sciences have signed a letter of intent on cooperation in task dedicated for increase educational attractiveness and the availability of new technologies. One of the aspects of the cooperation is the implementation of a R&D project involving the development of Phoenix-RTOS operating system due to the guidelines of the aviation safety standard DO-178C.
For many years Phoenix Systems has been developing the Phoenix-RTOS (real-time operating system) for the Internet of Things (IoT). The system is currently being used in modern, intelligent measuring devices (e.g. smart energy and gas meters). Among the entire range of IoT technologies, the next sector to be developed by Phoenix Systems will be the dynamically growing sector of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Due to the new regulations, drone software will require special certification from aviation safety agencies, similar to manned aircraft. Therefore, a new version of the system will be created, in accordance with the guidelines of the aviation standard DO-178C.
In January this year, a letter of intent was signed regarding cooperation with the Lomza State University of Applied Sciences. Phoenix Systems submitted its R&D project in the National Centre for Research and Development competition.
– We have established cooperation with Lomza State University of Applied Sciences due to its qualified scientific staff, open to an innovative approach to issues related to IoT. We have established an office in Łomża, where we will develop Phoenix-RTOS 178 software. In Podlasie Province there are many attractive, open spaces, ideal for testing drones and airplanes. My dream is to create a drone center. I believe that this will be possible thanks to successful cooperation with the university and local government – comments Paweł Pisarczyk, President of the Board of Phoenix Systems.
Phoenix-RTOS is a scalable, modular real-time operating system designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The system has been implemented in intelligent measuring devices (intelligent energy meters, data concentrators, gas meters) in Europe and Asia. The system has been made available under the BSD license, which allows modifications to its source code – a nod to developers who want to become part of the community centered around Phoenix-RTOS by testing and developing the system for specific applications. Source code is available on the GitHub portal.