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Huawei HarmonyOS to be used in space technologies this year: Huge



Huawei launched the HarmonyOS ecosystem as an all-in-one platform that has capabilities to provide its services in all fields. According to the latest information, Huawei HarmonyOS is now expanding its boundaries and will be used for the betterment of space technologies this year.

However, Huawei has donated the core structure of HarmonyOS and all the basic capabilities codes to OpenAtom Foundation. Based on the HarmonyOS system, OpenAtom Foundation developed an Open Source Project OpenHarmony and operate it.

OpenHarmony is an open-source distributed operating system and jointly created by developers around the world. It has the characteristics of being oriented and distributed for all scenarios.

On January 6, the OpenHarmony project group and Aerospace project group’s (OpenHarmony in space, “OHIS”) first meeting was held from Aerospace University in Beijing, after preparation of more than half a year. During the meeting, the participants were the Research institutes, commercial aerospace companies, and secondary schools, sponsor member units of the working group.

The OpenHarmony can vital play in the future is presented from a scientific and engineering point of view. This is expected to open up huge opportunities for development in China’s satellite systems and surpass SpaceX’s Star Chain plan.

OpenHarmony and micro-nano satellite technology:

At the meeting, Yu Xiaozhou, leader of the OHIS Working Group and Professor at the Dalian University of Technology, introduced the latest work progress of the Working Group, especially the possibility of combining OpenHarmony and micro-nano satellite technology.

Micro-nano satellites usually refer to satellites of 1-100 kg, and about 2,000 of them have been launched into orbit. The operating systems used in micro-nano satellites such as VxWorks, FreeRTOS, and µC/OS have been developed by large foreign companies.

At present, with the increasingly complex software and hardware systems of on-board systems, the adoption of the OpenHarmony operating system will facilitate generalization and modular design of on-board systems, shorten development cycles, and improve reliability and real-time performance.

Currently, the key research and development international cooperation project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, led by Dalian Technological University, and jointly undertaken by the University of Lige, Lige Space Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences Microsatellite Innovation Research Institute, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Gone. The Society of Astronautics has been officially approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Experts from China and Belgium will locate exoplanets 4.2 light-years away based on the Micro-Nano Satellite Platform.

A range of core systems such as the project’s approach control and propulsion will use the OpenHarmony operating system. With collaboration with several domestic commercial satellites, the OpenHarmony operating system will be taken to the sky in 2022 with multiple missions.

Huawei HarmonyOS space


Professor Wang Zhaokui of Tsinghua University, deputy head of the OHIS working group, gave a report titled “Real-time situational awareness and intelligent processing of imaging satellites”. Real-time intelligent situational awareness is an important direction for the development of satellite applications in the future.

Based on the research of this team, Wang Zhaokui initiated deep learning into the research progress and software and hardware requirements of intelligent methods such as satellite real. Timely situational awareness, and handling of proposed OpenHarmony’s future satellite intelligence technical needs and development proposals.

OpenHarmony in Space:

Concentrating on the potential application of OpenHarmony in the field of space target detection and detection, Professor Jing Fei from Tsinghua University conducted a comprehensive analysis of the hazards of space target manufacturing and spacecraft operation and studied China’s deep space and low- analyzed jointly with Earth’s orbit and target monitoring.

The projects, the important role that OpenHarmony can play in the future, are presented from a scientific and engineering point of view. Based on resources from Tsinghua University such as Future Chip Beijing High-Precision Advanced Center, Jing Fei highlights the advantages and long-term position of OpenHarmony, such as satellite intelligent chips, hardware mutual assistance, and multi-machine migration. Satellite bottom chips, core devices, and three levels of functional components. This is expected to open up huge opportunities for development in China’s satellite systems and surpass SpaceX’s Star Chain plan.

Professor Zhang Guo of Wuhan University introduced the future construction plan of the “Light Sound” constellation, the progress, and the possibility of combining it with OpenHarmony technology. “Space Hydrology Station” and “Space Water Quality Station” are partial replacements for Surface Hydrology Station and surface water quality stations.

In addition, the planetarium UAV integrates swarm and ground monitoring stations, which will become an integrated intelligent perception network of sky and ground, which can better serve water conservancy, agricultural environmental protection, and other industries. Geng Sameng of Aerospace Maker (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. presents the relevant plan for the introduction of OHIS education in primary and secondary schools.

Focusing on OpenHarmony’s open-source ecosystem, Yang Mutian of Zhongke Weilan Technology Co., Ltd. with the title “Open Source in Aerospace, Building a Foundation for Security -” discusses the security issues of open source software supply chains for the aerospace sector, startup, open-source ecological security vulnerability awareness technology”, and proposed a series of recommendations to build a new generation of security infrastructure to improve industry security.

Furthermore, OHIS Working Group Charter and future directions for space exploration based on OpenHarmony. As the OpenHarmony open source project enters the aerospace sector and gradually realizes the ambitious goal of OpenHarmony in Space. Also, a number of achievements will be implemented in 2022.

(Source: ithome)

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