The Ravenscar Profile

By Paul Parkinson

RavenscarA few weeks ago, I took a few days leave to enjoy the end of the British summer and went hiking in the North Yorkshire Moors. What’s that go to do with Aerospace & Defence or device software? Well, apart from the early-warning radar at the RAF Fylingdales base
(wikipedia), you might think not very much. But on the coast just a few
miles south of the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay lies Ravenscar, which is now a familiar name in the field of the development of high-integrity and hard real-time systems. (Here’s a photo that I took from the Cleveland Way path which shows the profile of the coast at
Ravenscar).

In 1997, at the 8th International Real-Time Ada Workshop, a subset of the Ada programming language was defined for safety-critical real-time systems.

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