What is IRLabs?

Who is IRLabs? Listen in as CEO Manny Teran explores the company’s rich history, cutting-edge advancements, and plans for the future. With a legacy spanning more than five decades, IRLabs has continually pushed the boundaries of what is possible in cryogenics and IR equipment.

IRLabs Delivers Custom Dewar for Upper Atmospheric Research

IRLabs designed and built a custom dewar for upper atmospheric research conducted by the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems as part of the European HEMERA balloon campaign.

IRLabs Retrofits NASA’s MIRSI with Cryo-Free Refrigerator to Eliminate Use of Liquid Cryogens

NASA relied on the expertise of IRLabs to re-engineer Mid-IR Spectrometer and Imager (MIRSI) to replace the original liquid cryogen dewar with a cryo-free refrigerator without impacting the camera head or system envelope. MIRSI is used in the Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF), one of the telescopes at Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Observatories.

IRLabs Designs and Builds Large Closed Cycle Cryostat for GRANCAIN

IRLabs designed and manufactured a closed cycle cryostat including a large, 140-liter vacuum enclosure to house the new IR camera for GRANCAIN, a high-resolution NIR imaging system.

IRLabs Works with NASA on Winston Cone Assembly and Miniature Vacuum Vessel for Net Flux Radiometer

IRLabs designed the Winston cone assembly and miniature vacuum vessel for Ice Giant Net Flux Radiometer detector array for use in NASA’s exoplanet exploration missions.

IRLabs Designs, Constructs, and Tests Dewar for SHARK-NIR

The Large Binocular Telescope will use a pair of SHARK-NIR instruments 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.

IRLabs Rebuilds IR Telescope Camera with New H1RG Detector for Kagoshima University

After lightning struck Kagoshima University’s 1-meter infrared telescope, IRLabs 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.

IRLabs Designed Custom GM Cryostat System for FPA Characterization

Learn about this IRLabs project to design and produce a custom cryostat to simultaneously characterize four MCT focal plane arrays to be used in the NEO Surveyor, a space-based IR telescope to survey the solar system for near-earth objects.