ALBATROSS - An Operating-System under hard Realtime-Constraints

Real-Time Magazine, 1650 Beersel, Belgium, Vol 5, Nr 3, 91/3, ISSN 1018-0303

Ewald von Puttkamer & Uwe R. Zimmer

Based on the experiences from an autonomous mobile robot project called MOBOT-III, we found hard realtime-constraints for the operating-system-design. ALBATROSS is "A flexible multi-tasking and realtime network-operating-system-kernel". The focus in this article is on a communication-scheme fulfilling the previous demanded assurances. The central chapters discuss the shared buffer management and the way to design the communication architecture. Some further aspects beside the strict realtime-requirements like the possibilities to control and watch a running system, are mentioned.

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