The ground floor of Casa del Munizioniere is mainly occupied by laboratories
to design, construct and
integrate astronomical instrumentation (see). Activities related to feasibility studies, developing and testing of ideas and early stage
projects take place in our laboratories as well.
In the past years these laboratory facilities have been used to develop
several instruments (see), like Visible Cameras, Spectrographs, Active and Adaptive Optics
Systems, Prime Focus Cameras and Multi Conjugate
Adaptive Optics Systems; most of them are still working at TNG,
and VLT telescopes.
New projects in co-operation with the industry (see) are in progress in order to stimulate the technological transfer between the research field and the industrial world.