real time system design

Hello all,

I have a question regarding Real Time Systems Design.

I have a course this semester about RTSD and I have to choose a little project in this domain.
Could you give me some guidelines cause I don’t know much about this. What king of application should I propose or other key issues linked with real time design.

I’d like to develop the project in Java (cause I didn’t use C for a long time since my first year in faculty). I saw that it is a package with Real-Time specifications for Java.

Also I saw that this package is for SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 Service Pack 2 - is there a possibility to emulate and develop the application under openSUSE? What alternatives do I have?