Facilities

Space Physics Research Laboratory Facilities

  • Gross physical plant 63,000 sq. ft.
  • Computer-aided design and engineering tools
  • Electronics assembly clean room - class 10,000
  • Electronics test equipment
  • Microprocessor development equipment
  • Screen room for EMI/EMC testing
  • Drafting and mechanical design facilities
  • Instrument/machine shop facilities
  • Optical test laboratories
  • Thermal Test Chambers
  • Computer graphics facilities
  • Vibration Test Facility
  • Remote observatory sites:
    • Stinchfield Woods, Michigan
    • Antofagusta, Chile
    • Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada
    • Thule Air Base, Greenland
    • Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
    • Sondestrom, Greenland
    • Magnetometer Array on the Greenland Ice Cap
    • South Pole, McMurdo stations, Antarctic polar plateau
  • Clean assembly areas:
    • horizontal flow class 100 clean tunnel
    • laminar flow assembly benches
    • 30' x 22' class1,000 high bay clean room
  • SPRL computer network:
    • Secure computer network consisting of Macintosh, Windows, and Linux computers and internal data warehouse
  • College of Engineering (CAEN) and University of Michigan computing resources