IR Labs Designs and Builds Large Closed Cycle Cryostat for GRANCAIN

IR Labs designs and builds a new closed cycle cooling platform including a large, 140-liter vacuum enclosure for GRANCAIN, a high-resolution NIR imaging system that serves the adaptive optics needs of the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC) operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

November 7th, 2022|

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|
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