Saturday, December 02, 2023
Monday, 23/04/2018

Topics for internship 2018


SOKENDAI UNIVERSITY ( will sponsor 1-2 internship for Space Engineering student at International University. Detailed topic will be posted later:


1. Topic: The characteristics of TAOS II CMOS sensor
PI: Dr. Shiang-Yu Wang
   This project aims to characterize the high performance large
format CMOS sensors. Including its readout noise, the quantum
efficiency, the system gain and the image lag at different conditions.
TAOS II CMOS sensor is capable of producing high speed photometry of
target stars. The student will be able to learn the operation of
optical CMOS sensors, the setup and algorithm of optical sensor

2. Topic: The characteristics of star tracker optics
PI: Dr. Shiang-Yu Wang
   This project aims to test the performance of miniature star
tracker optics. Star tracker is one of the key components on board
satellite to provide the orientation information. The optical quality,
distortion map and the alignment of the optics will be examined. The
student will learn the basics of the star stracker and also the setup
and procedure to test the optics of the star stracker.

3. Topic: Performance Test of the Microlamp and Integrating Sphere of the Calibration
Source for SAFARI (SPICA).
PIs: Dr. Yen-Ru Huang/Dr. Ming-Jye Wang
The SPace Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics, SPICA, is a joint
European-Japanese project. SPICA is proposed as the next generation space infrared
observatory with a 2.5-meter primary mirror cooled to below 8 K. With a new
generation of ultra-sensitive detector arrays, SPICA is proposed to offer the community
a unique astronomical facility covering the rich 12 - 350 μm spectral range, capable of
making deep and wide surveys to unprecedented depths in spectroscopy, photometry
and polarimetry. More than 100 times of gain in sensitivity is expected for SPICA
compared with Spitzer and Herschel.
The far infrared instrument, SAFARI, covers the long wavelength regime from 34 to 230
μm. ASIAA will work on the calibration source as an in-kind contribution for
participating SAFARI (SPICA) project. Right now we are working on the key component
of calibration source, micro-lamps and integrating sphere. The micro-lamp is a small
area with heater which suspended by four narrow and long legs. The micro-lamp can
be heated to high temperature, >100K, with based temperature of 4 K or 1.7 K. The
integrating sphere, basically, is a sphere with a rough inner surface which can randomly
scatter the incident far infrared signal.
The student will work on the performance test of these components. He/She will learn
the cryogenic system, the measurement of radiation power and spectrum, and also
the concepts on micro-lamp and integrating sphere. The student with backgrounds on

EE or Physics is preferred for working on this project.



Around July 2019, KASI (, Korea will sponsor 1 internship for Space Engineering student at International University.


Other news
Internship 2018 is on the way (10/03)
GNSS equipment at International University (12/01)
Welcome Freshman 2017-2021 (08/09)
Talk of Nobel prize Professor. Gerard's Hooft (21/07)
Internship 2017 (11/07)
Seminar of Prof Hajime Yano (19/12)
Welome freshmen - The first batch of Space Engineering Program (2016 - 2020) (07/09)
Observations with Hubble Space Telescope (31/05)
Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology (31/03)
Conference "Windows on the Universe" in Quy Nhon (15/03)