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A Comparison of Ada and Real-Time JavaTM for Safety-Critical Applications

  • Benjamin M. Brosgol
  • Andy Wellings
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4006)

Abstract

Ada has long been used for developing safety-critical systems, and the upcoming Ada 2005 language revision extends this support. For various reasons Java has not been a serious choice in this domain. However, recent work based on the Real-Time Specification for Java promises to make Java technology a credible alternative. This paper discusses and compares Ada and the RTSJ with respect to the requirements for safety-critical systems, in particular how they can serve as the basis for subsets that can be used for developing safety-certified software.

Keywords

Garbage Collection Exception Handling Mission Phase Priority Inversion Ready Queue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin M. Brosgol
    • 1
  • Andy Wellings
    • 2
  1. 1.AdaCoreNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkHeslington, YorkUK

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