IR Labs Retrofits NASA’s MIRSI with Cryo-Free Refrigerator to Eliminate Use of Liquid Cryogens
The team for the Mid-IR Spectrometer and Imager (MIRSI) relied on the expertise of IR Labs to replace the original liquid cryogen dewar with a cryo-free refrigerator – without impacting the camera head or system envelope.
IR Labs Collaborates with NASA on Winston Cone Assembly and Miniature Vacuum Vessel for Ice Giant Net Flux Radiometer
IR Labs collaborates with leading research organizations to contribute technical expertise as a trusted partner in projects such as the Ice Giants Net Flux Radiometer (NFR) instrument being developed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to further exploration of exoplanetary systems.
Coatings and Surface Processes to Control Emissivity in IR Detector Systems
In addition to the mechanical solutions Infrared Laboratories uses to reduce stray light from entering the detector, such as tight-fitting or potted wiring feedthroughs, or stepped interfaces, we also use coatings [...]
Preventing and controlling stray light is an important design aspect for any highly sensitive infrared detection system. Without careful thought into the design of your system, stray light can easily [...]
IR Labs Designs, Constructs, and Tests Dewar for SHARK-NIR
At the heart of the Large Binocular Telescope is the pair of SHARK-NIR instruments which will used used together to observe exoplanets. Our engineering team worked closely with INAF-Padova and Steward Observatory to design, produce and test a customized dewar that met unique specifications of the SHARK-NIR.
IR Labs Rebuilds IR Telescope Camera with New H1RG Detector for Kagoshima University
When lightning struck Kagoshima University’s 1-meter infrared telescope, we worked with the university to inspect and evaluate the damage and to propose for a cost-effective way to rebuild the camera system with a new Teledyne H1RG detector while using the undamaged optics, mechanical cooler, and vacuum enclosure.