Instrumentation Laboratory
Service description

The instrumentation laboratory at ICE (IEEC-CSIC) is used to design, characterize and validate equipment intended for space missions. Its use is focused on low noise and low frequency (0.1 mHz) electronics, with instrumentation especially aimed to perform magnetic measurements. Among the different tests that have been carried out with the available instrumentation, the space qualification of the diagnostic system of the LISA Pathfinder mission stands out.

Some of the sensors or units validated according to the European Space Agency requirements are: magnetometers, temperature sensors, radiation monitor and control of thermic and magnetic actuators. The instrumentation is available to perform tests for research work both in the academic and industrial fields.


10 workbenches with electricity, communications and gas connexions. Installation of a three-phase electric line and gases (N2, compressed air and the consequent security sensors). One work bench especially dedicated to develop mechanical pieces and there is a 3D printer as well.

Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya