Micrium’s µC/OS-II is an essential component of Caltech’s Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO).

OVRO is one of the largest university-operated radio observatory in the world. The observatory is located near Bishop, California, approximately 250 miles north of Los Angeles on the east side of the Sierra Nevada.

OVRO uses its telescopes and other instruments to improve on the locations of radio sources in the sky, as well as to study hydrogen clouds within the Milky Way. The observatory is different from other national radio observatories because of its extensive work with graduate students, who can come to the observatory for long-term observation, benefitting not only the students, but also the observatory as it allows for more comprehensive projects to take place.

The correlator system is a major component of Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO). The correlator system is used to digitize and process the radio-frequency (RF) signals from OVRO's six telescope radio interferometer.

Micrium µC/OS-II is used in the OVRO radio telescopes. The radio telescope station runs on 120 DSPs each running uC/OS-II. In other words, there are 120 processors running uC/OS-II in this application.

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