Instrument Projects

Instrument Description Facility/ contact
Narrow Field Infrared Adaptive Optics System (NFIRAOS) A multiconjugate adaptive optics system with two deformable mirrors and six laser guide star wavefront sensors, designed as the AO heart of the TMT. Its location at Nasmyth allows it to support three client instruments operating over 0.8 – 2.5 µm wavelength range. Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)
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Gemini High-resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) GHOST will provide two-object plus sky spectroscopy with full wavelength coverage from ~360-1000nm at resolutions from 50,000 to 75,000, and high throughput. Gemini Observatory
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Gemini Planet Imager (GPI)

Provides high contrast imaging and a coronograph for direct imaging of exoplanets and their systems.

Gemini Observatory
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A Near-InfraRed Spectropolarimeter (SPIRou) SPIRou is a high resolution near-IR spectrograph to search for and characterize habitable earth-like exoplanets around low mass stars. Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope (CFHT)
ContactDavid Loop
RAVEN Multi Object Adaptive Optics system (RAVEN) MOAO science demonstrator, correcting two small fields (4") separated by up to 3.5' on the sky, to feed the Infrared Camera and Spectrograph (IRCS). Subaru Telescope
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Phased Array Feeds (PAFs) Phased array feeds are rapid-imaging devices used in radio-astronomy observatories.  They also have potential in medical physics and geophysics. DRAOSKA,
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ALMA Band 3 Receivers The ALMA Band 3 module is integrated into the front end receiver to collect signal from 84-116 GHz and split it into two orthogonal polarizations. Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)
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Fine Guidance System / Near InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph
(FGS/NIRISS)
For precision pointing and near-IR spectroscopy from 0.8 - 5 microns, at resolutions ranging from 150 to 700, contributing to all JWST main Science Themes. James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
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Cosmological Advanced Survey Telescope for Optical and UV Research
(CASTOR)
A UV/optical (0.15–0.55 μm) satellite telescope, that would provide ultra-deep, high-angular resolution imaging. Canada Space Agency (CSA)
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Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (UVIT)

Twin ultraviolet imaging telescopes covering far UV to optical wavelengths, onboard the Astrosat space mission operated by the Indian Space Research Org. (ISRO)

ASTROSAT
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Instrument Description Facility/ contact
Airborne Laser for Telescopic Atmoshperic Interference Reduction (ALTAIR) ALTAIR aims to reduce the largest uncertainties in measurements of dark energy by providing an airborne precisely calibrated photometric light source at 4 optical wavelengths. Atmospheric balloon-borne instrument
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Detector of Recoils And Gammas Of Nuclear reactions (DRAGON) A recoil mass spectrometer used to measure the rates of nuclear reactions important in astrophysics.  TRIUMF
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Project Description Industry
TMT NFIRAOS Designs for the Opto-mechanical systems ABB
Contact: Jacques Giroux
TMT NFIRAOS Cold Optics Enclosure Quantum Technologies
Contact: Calvin Winter
TMT NFIRAOS

Designs for the Opto-mechanical systems

INO 
Contact:
 François Châteauneuf
Raven

Calibration unit

INO 
Contact:
 François Châteauneuf
JWST Design, building, and testing of the Fine Guidance Sensor and Near IR Imager and Slitless Spectrograph. COM DEV/Honeywell 
Contact:
 Neil Rowlands
Oort Cloud Explorer
OCLE-DOCLE
Concept study for Dynamic Occultation Experiment. 2015 proposal merged with NASA led mission "Flicker" COM DEV/Honeywell
Contact:
 Alan Scott