Products for exo-atmospheric research and astronomy
the umbrella of the custom cryogenics line, Janis Research has cooperated with NASA on several programs.
This cooperation has extended over several areas of interest.
The ARC Argus program, the successor to the ATLAS program, investigated the upper atmosphere from a balloon platform. (See photo to the right.) Of interest to the program was the tracking of inert tracer molecules for determining direction
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Janis, produced the first viable test hardware on the SIRTF program. This project involved a mirror test and qualification operating at liquid helium temperatures. Sponsored by the LTS&E
group, Janis received a Public Service Group Achievement Award for this program.
NASA GSFC worked with Janis on the AImS camera testing requirements. Working with UMD and the GSFC Planetary Systems group, Janis developed a test enclosure to mimic the Mars environment for earth-bound terrain testing.