Rapita Systems is a spin off company from the Department of Computer Science. It was founded in 2004 by Dr Guillem Bernat and Dr Rob Davis built on research done by the Real-Time Systems Group.
Whilst meeting with industrial partners, the idea arose that the research could be turned into a successful product. This proved to be correct, as Rapita is a growing company, with successful sales to household names in aerospace, automotive and telecoms.
Rapita’s vision is to become the recognised leader in software performance analysis tools for real-time and embedded development. Their core product, RapiTime, makes big improvements to real-time software with less effort and lower costs.
Rapita continues to retain strong links with the Department, for example:
Rapita are always interested to talk with students and graduates from the Department who have an interest in what we do, and who may have an idea for a project, an internship or who might consider working with them.
Want to know more?
For further information, take a look at Rapita Systems website.
BAE Systems asked Rapita Systems to identify opportunities for worst-case execution time reduction in state-of-the-art software which powers one of BAE’s most famous planes and one of the world’s most successful advanced training aircraft Hawk (pictured above).