Technical facilities

The IAC has the infrastructures and the scientific and technical equipment necessary to carry out its technological support activities, both for the own projects of astrophysical instrumentation, as well as for external collaborations in R&D

  • General view of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory with several measuring machines, one of bridge type on a table and another in the form of an arm on a tripod
    Dimensional Metrology Laboratory
    In the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory it is verified that the manufactured parts meet the required design specifications.
  • General view of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory with workbenches and computers and view in the background of the entrance to the shielded room
    Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory
    The laboratory is used for carrying out measurement and experiments in an environment completely isolated from external electromagnetic interferences.
    Luis Fernando
    Rodríguez Ramos
  • General view of the electronic design laboratory with several workbenches, electronic racks and cabinets for components and electronic parts
    Electronic Design Laboratory
    The laboratory has the necessary infrastructures for the development, integration and verification of electronic systems
    Óscar Manuel
    Tubio Araujo
    Luis Fernando
    Rodríguez Ramos
  • General view of the Electronics Workshop with several workbenches, cabinets and boxes to store components and electronic parts, and a technician working in one of the workbenches
    Electronics Workshop
    The Electronics Workshop is dedicated to the manufacture and assembly of electronic systems.
  • View of the environmental test chamber, a square enclosure with two thick half-open doors and a control panel with buttons, inside the laboratory
    Environmental test chamber
    The climatic chamber is an infrastructure where tests are carried out under simulated environmental conditions of temperature and humidity.
    Joven Álvarez
    Luis Fernando
    Rodríguez Ramos
  • View of the evaporator and its associated electronics in the laboratory. Machine with a reinforced door and a porthole, and two large racks with electronic components, buttons and indicators for the control of the machine
    Evaporator with built-in electron gun
    Evaporator machine for the manufacture of optical coatings