The Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) is the only solar dedicated radio observatory in the US and therefore plays an important role in supplying the community with high spatial, temporal and spectral resolution microwave observations of the solar atmosphere.
Currently, the array consists of two 27-m antennas together with seven 2-m dishes which observe the Sun typically at 39 frequencies between 1.2 and 18 GHz. We are now embarking on a major expansion of the array by adding 8 more 2-m antennas, and greatly improving the system. See OVSA Expansion Project for more details. In addition to this main instrument, we also are developing two other instruments, the FASR Subsystem Testbed (FST). Our research currently focuses on:
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