Micrium is pleased to be part of the ongoing success of the Mars Rover, Curiosity.Micrium’s Kernel, uC/OS-II, was chosen to control one of the analytical labs called SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars). The SAM lab is designed to investigate the chemical and isotopic composition of the Martian atmosphere and soil. It conducts a sensitive search for organic compounds and measures the isotopic composition of carbonaceous material extracted from powdered solid surface samples. SAM’s investigations support the mission goal of quantitatively assessing the habitability of Mars, an essential step in the search for past or present life on Mars, with investigations in Gale Crater.
“This is the first time that our RTOS Kernel, µC/OS-II has left the earth’s gravity and been trusted with such an important mission,” said Jean Labrosse Micrium’s President and CEO. “We are proud that the reliability and stability of one of our key products has earned it a place in NASA’s toolbox. We are confident that this quality is also a key selection criteria for embedded engineers making everyday products here on Earth.”
Jean continued, “This is the first time that Micrium has left the Earth’s gravity – but not the last.”
About the Sample Analysis at Mars Lab