The US Department of Energy announced yesterday it has awarded the management contract of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to its current manager, the University of California. The DOE said the decision assures that the six-decade affiliation of the three institutions will continue for at least the next five years. . . . CeramTec North America (CTNA), has named Tecnovac SL, a distributor of vacuum equipment and technology based in Madrid, Spain, as its distributor in Spain and Portugal. CTNA, a Laurens, S.C., subsidiary of CeramTec AG, makes hermetically sealed electrical and optical components used in automotive, electronic, electrical, structural, hermetic, functional and mechanical applications. . . . Santa Barbara Infrared Inc. (SBIR) announced it has delivered a RAD9000 high-precision spectral radiometer to the US Navy that enables calibration of "projector-level" test systems and stand-alone test assets such as blackbodies and discrete targets. SBIR said the system, which it developed over the past year, offers unprecedented radiometric performance over Navy-critical mid-wave infrared and long-wave infrared spectral bands and conforms to the US government's test accuracy ratio standards for current and emerging high-performance electro-optical sensors. It is comprised of two primary modules, an electro-optics module and interchangeable detector radiometry modules; two additional modules, a radiometric reference module and a reference control module, are available to maximize radiometric accuracy.
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