- General Information
- Scientifical & Technological Activities
- Observatories & Facilities
The prime objectives of the Instrumental and Technological Development Unit, UDIT, are the technology development for scientific instrumentation and to provide technical support for the IAA research departments.
The staff is composed by highly qualified engineers, specialized in Optic, Mechanic, Electronic and Software, which carry out technological developments for ground-based telescopes and astronomical space instruments, and for balloon and terrestrial rocket payloads. These developments require analysis, design, prototyping, manufacture and integration of astrophysics instrumentation. The UDIT has a Mechanical Workshop, Laboratories of Optic, Electronic and Software and two ISO Class 8 clean rooms to perform all these tasks.
The main lines of action in the development of scientific technology are: