Technology and R&D

Enabling technology in space missions.

The Technology programme is dedicated to achieving the science goals in the Astrophysics programme. The ambition is that the programme enables us to contribute with enabling technology in space missions.

An important feature of the Technology programme is the electronic workshop. IASF-Palermo Electronic Workshop designs and develops electronic equipments for astrophysical experiments. Other than his institutional work with INAF, IASF-Palermo Electronic Workshop also collaborates with other scientific institution to design specific electronic equipments (INFN, CNR, Physics Department of Palermo University, private companies). IASF-PA Electronic Workshop designs electronic apparatuses starting from specific requirements and uses the latest technology for the ultimate scientific instruments development.
Read more about the Electronics Workshop.

Another technology program of the institute is the FluChe program, that studies the fluorescence and Cherenkov light detection with silicon photomultiplier for space applications.
Read more about FluChe.