Electronics & Detectors

We have extensive expertise in the design, testing and integration of complex electronic systems and we regularly provide end-to-end systems for visible, infrared and sub millimetre detector arrays. These systems typically require both cryogenic preamplification and very low noise electronics.

We use the very latest electronics design tools for modelling and schematic capture and IDL for data analysis. Our specialities include:

  • Detector characterisation and optimisation
  • Hardware, including NPL-standard calibrated black body sources
  • Controls engineering, specifically the design and build of the latest 4-8m telescopes and the accurate closed loop positioning of their optical surfaces. This is carried out using the MatLab/SimuLink environment


Wide Field Infrared Camera

Wide Field Camera

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