CSIRO's ASKAP Radio Telescope
In early 2013 JHC started working closely with CSIRO on a thermal transfer concept to remove heat load from the PAF component of the ASKAP telescope design. With the expertise of our passive thermal transfer solutions partner in Thermacore Europe, a complex heatpipe derived solution evolved to meet CSIRO’s cooling specification. This resulted in an enormous reduction in long term running costs for ASKAP. The last of 36 complete systems was supplied by JHC in mid-2016
Using our background of over 25 years in display enhancement and other display bonding options Optical Filters has developedViz-Bond®, a wet bonding system that cures to a gel, to deliver a cost effective, scalable system in which the components are processed at ambient temperature without the use of vacuum, temperature, pressure and need for multiple tooling.
Viz-Bond® cures within the wave length range of 390-500nm and can therefore cure through a polariser and materials containing UV inhibitors. The system can also cure behind edge masks up to a width of ≥20mm (3/4").