Astronomical Image and Sensors Laboratory

Headquarter
Organizational Unit
Description

LISA (Laboratory of Image-Sensors for Astronomy) is a laboratory of approximately 55 m2, dedicated to the characterization of astronomical detectors under controlled conditions. It is equipped with compressed air, air conditioning, external cooling for high-flow heat exchangers, single-phase and three-phase power supply, UPS and general purpose equipment such as microscopes, digital oscilloscopes, control PCs, etc. The laboratory has two work areas, one dedicated to the characterization in visible wavelengths and the other to the infrared, both with all the necessary technical equipment and facilities. This is: specific tables and optical components, radiometer, black body, light sources, cryostats, sensors, etc. Together with the electronic equipment and software for the control and data acquisition of the sensors and detectors under study, and the subsequent processing and analysis of the data. The equipment of this laboratory has been partially financed by ERDF funds.

Related Technical facility
General view of the electronic design laboratory with several workbenches, electronic racks and cabinets for components and electronic parts
Electronic Design Laboratory

The laboratory has the necessary infrastructures for the development, integration and verification of electronic systems

View of a SBIG camera on a table at the laboratory. Cubic shaped device with connectors.
Bidimensional detectors

Two-dimensional detectors for taking visible and infrared images

Related Capability
Part of equipment used for the characterization of astronomical detectors. Metallic cylinder on a table coupled to a small chiller and to a vacuum pump
Detector characterization

The detectors, despite their widespread and simple use in many everyday applications, require a very precise knowledge for use in advanced scientific instrumentation.