The quadrupole mass spectrometer is a off-the-shelf gas analyzer that is used for the monitoring and analysis of the contamination in high vacuum systems and processes. It is also used for the detection of small vacuum leaks in cryostats.
The purpose of the AIV Room is the assembly, integration and verification of instrumentation for large telescopes.
The Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory provides the basic and specific infrastructures needed for the development and integration of the medium-sized mechanical systems developed at the Technology Division.
The astronomical observation in the infrared range of the spectrum requires the use of cryogenic systems where high vacuum and very low temperature technologies are combined.