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Peter Bizenberger
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Instrumentation

Fitting the cryostat to the optical bench of the&nbsp; L<span class="mpia-Kap">INC</span>-N<span class="mpia-Kap">IRVANA instrument, currently being prepared at MPIA for its use at the Large Binocular Telescope</span> Zoom Image
Fitting the cryostat to the optical bench of the  LINC-NIRVANA instrument, currently being prepared at MPIA for its use at the Large Binocular Telescope

Designing, building and commissioning a complex astronomical instrument is a demanding task. MPIA's instrumentation and project management group includes engineers and scientists skilled in managing and supporting all aspects of such ambitious projects.

Successful instrument building has many facets: From the management of consortia involving different institutes as well as industry partners, carrying out reviews, establishing precise requirements for a project, and compiling error budgets, to more practical tasks such as planning and supervising system tests, specialized tests such as strain tests or tests at very low temperatures, or the verification of an instrument's functionality and specifications.

Particular MPIA specialties include optical design for the infrared and visual regime of the electromagnetic spectrum and the development and verification of both specialized infrared detector systems and of the more common CCD detector systems which form the basis of most astronomical cameras.

 
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