Fields of activity
We are developing electronics, optics, software and mechanical components for astronomical infrared and optical camera systems. We use our speckle camera system for our observation runs as well do we contribute our technology and know-how to several astronomical consortia.
The image sensors for our camera systems are two-dimensional photon-detectors with a minimum dimension of 256 x 256 pixels and a pixelsize of a few 10 micrometers.
Cameras for astronomical observations require readout electronics with particular characteristics. For our speckle observations, we use short exposure times at high frame rates. The imaging sensor must be read quickly resulting in a high signal bandwidth.
The LINC-NIRVANA Data Reduction Software (LN DRS) implements a data reduction and image reconstruction pipeline. The software provides all of the steps needed to reconstruct a high-resolution image from LINC-NIRVANA raw data.
We developed MoDAS, a system that acquires, records, processes and displays data from our astronomical cameras in real-time.