The IAC's climate chamber is a testing infrastructure consisting of an indoor enclosure of 1.89 (height) x 1.89 (width) x 2.20 (depth) m3, where temperature and humidity can be controlled. The temperature range goes from -20 to 75 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity from 15 to 98%. The camera is branded Dycometal model "walk in" CCM 20/8000. This chamber is used for the measurement of the behavior of the components or subsystems that are part of an instrument, against environmental variations. It can be used, for example, to verify the correct functioning of an electronic component or a mechanism under extreme conditions of temperature and humidity, or to calibrate an optical component against the environmental variations it may suffer in a telescope. This infrastructure is managed by the Department of Electronics.
The laboratory has the necessary infrastructures for the development, integration and verification of electronic systems
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.
Within its capacity of building scientific instrumentation, the IAC has extensive experience in the design and development of electronic systems in general and, especially, for astronomical instruments and devices
The IAC Technology Division has the capacity for developing complete optical elements and systems from the design stages to manufacturing follow-up, integration and final verification.
The mechanical engineering team of the IAC has experience and knowledge to undertake the design, manufacture and assembly of high precision structures, mechanisms and opto-mechanical systems