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.

September 9th, 2022|

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.

March 16th, 2022|

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 [...]

December 20th, 2021|

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.

December 17th, 2021|

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.

July 14th, 2021|
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