|HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF|
|ABSTRACT OF THE|
|Name of the thesis:||Integration of a Standard Microkernel into a Distributed Switching Environment|
|Date:||May 31, 1996||Pages: 9 + 69|
|Department:||Faculty of Information Technology||Professorship:Tik-76|
|Supervisor:||Professor Heikki Saikkonen|
|Instructor:||M.Sc. Johannes Helander|
Transparent communication between applications running on the native operating system of the switch and outside applications is provided by a communication system that was built as part of the project. The communication system runs on top of the microkernel operating system and acts as a protocol converter between applications in different communication domains.
This thesis describes the steps required in integrating the new operating system into the existing switching environment. The work is divided into porting the operating system, building the communication system, and integrating the new system into the maintenance and supervision systems of the switch.
The feasibility of integrating a general purpose operating system into
a telecommunication system is demonstrated, and a basis for further
development is provided.
|Keywords:||telecommunications systems, operating systems, microkernels, interoperability|