Custom Instrumentation Solutions for Scientific and Engineering Challenges

Harsh Environments; Remote Power

IDL-built calibration unit for the AURA project, headed 2800m below the surface of the waterThe IDL has designed and built systems for data acquisition and supporting power systems in several remote locations.

On the Antarctic plateau, temperatures routinely reach -70C while in the Utah desert equipment must operate in a high temperature environment.

Units built by the IDL, such as the calibration unit shown at the right, have been deployed in 2800m of water, and endured crushing ice pressures.

Power systems from 10W continuous to 180W continuous have been deployed.

The example list shows experience in these environments.  Other examples are the AURA detector, the TARA detector, and the ARA pulser.


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