Subsystem Assembly and Testing
As soon as enough components are stored in house, they can be assembled into subsystems. It can be for example a filter wheel or a cryostat. For critical components which properties and behaviours must be within specifications, we perform individual acceptance tests. It can be optical measurements for a mirror, motion accuracy for a translation stage, reproducibility of an actuator, etc...
These measurements must be performed in similar final operational conditions and environment; for instance at LN2 temperatures for cryogenic instruments or simply with the proper load or stress for opto-mechanical components. The variety of tests is huge and require fully equipped facilities.
Assembly, Integration and Testing