Green Hills Software's Integrity Security Services (ISS) business unit has launched at the show an open software platform aimed at enabling developers to more easily program applications for the control and management of autonomous vehicles.
The Autonomous Vehicle Open Platform is designed to provide a secure, reliable and safe software foundation for autonomous vehicle and unmanned control system developers to host their unmanned autonomous system applications.
As a UCS industry working group continues to design standards by which unmanned platforms are certified for use in an operational environment, Green Hills said it is investing its own resources to ensure its tools and real-time operating system integrate into that framework.
"Our ISS AV Open Platform provides a reliable foundation to all autonomous vehicle and UCS developers, reducing cost and time-to-market without compromising or sidestepping the demanding high-assurance software requirements that are expected from an operating system or cryptographic toolkit," said Dan O'Dowd, CEO and founder of Green Hills Software.
Each autonomous platform may have unique requirements from a hardware perspective. Some environments require low-power, tactically deployed devices that sit on the back of a soldier or Humvee, while others may be situated in an air operations center that offer few constraints in terms of space, weight and power, said Green Hills.