Millimeter Wave Instrumentation Lab
This lab specializes in the area of low noise millimeter and submillimeter wave receiver systems for ground, air, and space-borne astronomy. Its primary role is to develop systems for the Large Millimeter Telescope, using its experience developing the systems on the 14m Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory. It is also building a reciever for NASA's Statospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the largest airborne observatory, flying within a Boeing 747.
Continuum Detector Lab (CDL)
The student-staffed CDL develops and builds bolometer instruments, capable of detecting and measuring sources of electromagnetic waves. One of these instruments is AzTEC, an instrument capable of seeing through dust and the cosmic microwave background, is being used on the LMT and on the ASTE telescope in Chile.