About us

What do we do?

Rapita Systems develops on-target verification solutions for customers in the avionics and automotive electronics industries. Our tools and services help to reduce the cost of developing and running software tests, and automate the collection of evidence needed to satisfy objectives for certification of critical embedded systems. 

As of April 2016, Rapita is a Danlaw company

Dr Guillem Bernat is the CEO of Rapita Systems Ltd. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Spain, in 1998 and then took a lecturing position at the...

Dr Ian Broster is a founder and Director of Rapita Systems Ltd. He earned his PhD in 2003 at the Real-time Systems group of University of York for work on the timing analysis of real-time...

Dr Antoine Colin is a founder and Director of Rapita Systems Ltd. He earned his PhD in 2003 at the Real-time Systems group of the University of Rennes I for his work on worst case execution time...


Here is a selection of Rapita customers from the avionics, automotive electronics and space industries. Their requirements vary, from embedded engineers working on DO-178B/C and ISO 26262 projects where WCET (worst-case execution time) must be determined, to engineers working on DO-178B/C and ISO 26262 projects seeking to establish coverage levels up to MC/DC with the least amount of effort and in the shortest amount of time. All are currently using or have used our tools to reduce the cost of measuring, optimizing and verifying the timing performance and test effectiveness of critical real-time embedded systems.

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RVS is available directly from Rapita Systems and through our world-wide network of distributors. They have many years of experience in the embedded software market and can advise you on the best solution for your embedded system.

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Rapita Systems partners with leading technology companies in the embedded systems market to give developers integrated solutions that meet the needs of the next generation of advanced real-time embedded applications.

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Research Projects

Rapita Systems has a leading role in research projects which are developing the embedded real-time systems of the future. The projects involve collaborating with European industrial and academic partners who rely on our on-target verification tools to inform the development of aerospace and automotive electronics systems, particularly in the areas of multicore, DO-178B/C and ISO 26262. Funding is provided by the European Union through the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking Programme and the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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With vacancies becoming available from time to time at our head office in York, Rapita Systems is always keen to hear from Computer Science graduates (2.1 or above) who have experience of avionics and / or automotive electronics software, real-time embedded software and safety standards such as DO-178B/C or ISO 26262.

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