European Robotic Arm is launched into space

Ellidiss Technologies has provided the Stood design tool for the development of the real-time control software embedded into the European Robotic Arm (ERA). ERA has been developed for European Space Agency (ESA) by a European consortium, led by Airbus Defence and Space in the Netherlands. Airbus designed the arm and its software functions, managed the development of subsystems throughout Europe and integrated and tested the system.

The Stood tool is used for software architectural and detailed design tasks in many Avionics and Space projects. I includes a graphical editor as well as synchronized documentation and code generators for Ada and C. It fully supports the HOOD methodology. A dedicated version of Stood has also been developed for AADL.