Precision instruments play a key role for the benefit of mankind. Not only do they contribute to the general progress of the human knowledge on nature and the universe,-i.e. assisting researchers in fields such as astronomy, physics, etc.-, but also respond to the technological challenges that contribute to improve the welfare of society, featuring in devices for precision engineering, precision surgical instruments and high precision machine and tools, amongst others.
Historically, fields such as mechanics, optics and electromagnetics were the core disciplines involved in the creation process of precision instruments. Nowadays, precision systems incorporate as well as the latest technology in a host of fields ranging from electronics, control and software engineering, to the integration of information technology, all of which has taken precision instruments to a whole new level.
This multi-disciplinary design approach, together with the increasing demand for improved technical performance of instruments, requires high levels of ingenuity, which makes the invention process an inherent part of precision instruments design.
The work undertaken in ADA is largely devoted to the development of precision systems for the sectors at the forefront of progress in science, technology, medicine and industry.
ELT Prefocal Station
Located on each of the Nasmyth platforms on both sides of ELT’s tube structure, the two Prefocal Stations are identical systems with a...
TELESCOPE FIELD ROTATOR FOR THE GTC (GRAN TELESCOPIO DE CANARIAS)
IDOM was responsible for the design, manufacturing, integration and verification of the two Folded Cassegrain Stations for the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC)....
UGXR Test benches for Jules Horowitz Reactor
Experimental fission reactor facilities are essential for the development of nuclear technology for peaceful uses. New formulations and configurations of nuclear fuels are...