LINC-NIRVANA is an innovative imaging interferometer fed by dedicated multi-conjugated adaptive optics systems.
The instrument combines the light of the two, 8.4-meter primary mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on a
single focal plane, providing panoramic imagery with 23-meter spatial resolution. The instrument employs a number of
innovative technologies, including multi-conjugated adaptive optics, state-of-the-art materials, low vibration mechanical
coolers, active and passive control, and sophisticated software for data analysis. LINC-NIRVANA is entering its final
integration phase, with the large adaptive-optics and imaging subsystems coming together in the clean room in
Heidelberg. Here, we report on progress, including insights gained on integration of large instruments.