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Overview

The Instrument Development Group designs, develops, and assesses the scientific quality of high-performance instrumentation for observing at wavelengths from submillimeter to gamma rays as well as cosmic rays and gravitational waves. The instrumentation is flown on satellites, rockets, balloons, and aircraft, and is tested in ground-based applications. Services provided to the Astrophysics Science Division include:

  • Oversee the development and operation of laboratory equipment required to develop and calibrate astrophysical instruments.
  • Design, develop, and test advanced detectors and electronic and optical-mechanical instrumentation.
  • Determine requirements for and monitor performance of all contracts for electrical, mechanical and technician engineering support services.

  • Office News

    2014 Agency Honor Award Recipients

    07.16.2014
    Please congratulate the 2014 Agency Honor Award recipients.

    Outstanding Leadership Medal
    Julie McEnery/661
    Citation: For outstanding leadership of NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray Observatory

    Exceptional Achievement Medal
    Matthew Greenhouse/665
    Citation: For excellence achieved as Project Scientist to advance science technology and development for the James Webb Space Telescope instrument team.

    Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal
    Simon Bandler/662
    Citation: For exceptional technology contribution in the development of X-ray quantum calorimeters with unprecedented energy resolution for future space astrophysics.

    Group Achievement Awards

    The Astro-H Soft X-Ray Telescope Team/Peter Serlemitsos/662 (POC)
    ASD Team Members: Takashi Okajima (662), Lawrence G. Olsen (660.3)
    Citation: For the development and timely delivery of the Astro-H Soft X-ray Telescopes, with performance exceeding mission goals.

    Astro-H Soft X-Ray Spectrometer Instrument Team/Gary Sneiderman/592
    ASD Team Members: Norman Dobson (660.3), Megan Eckart (662), Richard Kelley (662), Caroline Kilbourne (662), Frederick Scott Porter (662)
    Citation: For the successful completion of the Astro-H Soft X-Ray Spectrometer Flight Hardware

    Senior Review Results

    05.21.2014
    Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on the Senior Review proposals, and during the preceding 2 years to deliver great science results from our missions.
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    Contact Us

    Israel A Moya
    301.286.3513
    Chief Engineer [660]
                                                                                                                                                                                            
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