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Course is ready for action. Labs will commence in week 2.

You will be experimenting with hardware (and get your own individual boards this year for this purpose).

2015 edition

Course code: Comp4330, Comp6433 & Comp8330



to the main ANU course for Real-Time and Embedded Systems. The focus of this course is to communicate all basic real-time concepts and how they relate to phyiscal devices. You will learn how to design a real-world system which can be relied upon under any foreseeable circumstances.

Proteus (NASA)
Logic based, sustainable, autonomous flight. Ongoing research at the Australian National University 2015 (Ben Coughlan). On-board control, energy harvesting & management, navigation and telemetry implemented in programmable logic (no CPUs). Airframe based on a commercial, 4-m-wingspan glider (Pulsar).


Help and support is provided on many levels:

  • Attend all the lectures (come with a clear head and an empty note-pad).
  • Do all the labs - our tutors are experienced and will always listen and point you towards a productive direction.
  • Talk to your classmates. Form a learning group with your friends.
  • Use the forums - chances are you are not the only one with this question.
  • Contact us - any of us (e-mail addresses below). We won't be sitting on the phone 24/7, but most of us are electronically reachable most of the time. All e-mails and posts will be answered - mostly surprisingly fast.
  • Most importantly: if you feel that you are or might be getting into trouble then see us straight away. If you hit a wall, neither staring at it, nor ignoring it will make it go away -> you will need to become active and talk to somebody. Almost anything can be put back on track, if you give us a chance to suggest a solution in time.

Lecturer in charge:

Uwe R. Zimmer | e-mail

Second examiner:

Shayne Flint | e-mail


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