2011 SuperDARN Workshop
New Operating System Upgrade for the Bruny Island Radar
K. Kamalakkanan, Q.A Vu, R. Greenwood, E. Custovic and J. Devlin
Department of Electronic Engineering, La Trobe University
abstract. This poster presents recent work on the installation and testing the current release Radar Operating System (ROS) for the Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar (TIGER) Bruny Island system. Due to hardware limitations of the computing platforms and old ADC card (DT2828), the Bruny Island radar has been operating using a significantly older version of the ROS. The older ROS does not allow the radar to be operated in an optimal way, particularly for sea state measurements. Key elements of the upgrade include the use of a new ADC card (DT301), replacement of the Main and Timing computing platforms, and a move to a real-time Linux OS. This upgrade should allow the radar to be used in a more effective manner, particularly for Sea State campaigns, and be compatible with new ROS developments.