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 one of the rooms (A) of the optical laboratory. Elongated laboratory with metal tables with holes and various optical and mechanical elements on top of them
    Optics Laboratory

    The Optics Laboratory is specialized in the realization of all type of optical measurements, alignment and integration of instruments, prototype tests and characterization of components and optical systems in general.

    José Luís
    Rasilla Piñeiro
    López López
  • Detail of the front view of the PCB plotter. Metal front end and head with cables similar to a printer
    PCB plotter

    The PCB plotter allows a fast manufacturing of printed circuit prototypes

  • Image of the portable measuring arm in the laboratory. Machine in the form of a pull-out arm placed on a tripod
    Portable measuring arm

    Portable high precision contact measurement equipment

  • View of the FLUKE analyser in its transport case. Portable rugged device with buttons and a small screen placed in its carrying case
    Power quality analyser

    The power quality analyser provides a measurement of the quality of the electrical supply available in a particular installation

  • Front detail of the Programmable AC Power Source. Front part of two identical elongated electronic devices with the "master" and "slave" signs, control buttons and ventilation grilles, placed in a rack
    Programmable AC Power Source

    This programmable power supply allows to simulate a bad behaving AC supply, in order to test the response of the electronic system under development.

  • Image of the quadrupole mass spectrometer in the laboratory. Close-up view of the medium-sized metallic cube device placed on a table with electronic connectors on its back
    Quadrupole mass spectrometer

    Analyser of residual gases