The NDB, in addition to its internal use, will offer access to a wide range of cutting-edge scientific equipment through its state of art laboratories and cleanroom. The NDB offers training to internal and external users. Clients are able to book the laboratories or receive services offered by NDB at these laboratories.
The spectroscopy facility at NDB provides high resolution, state-of-the-art light and electron microscopy technologies for imaging and analyzing the atomic structur of materials. The spectroscopy core facility will provide strong technical support for multi-disciplinary research and industries. The facility sites are open to all members of the NDB’s community as well as to external academic and industry researchers. We will also provide services, teaching and training for university research communities.
Semiconductor/Design facility is engaged in Research & Development in the area of microelectronics/nanoelectronics and 2d/3d design and prototyping to meet the strategic needs of the NDB and external industries. The facility has integrated facilities, supporting infrastructure all under one roof and undertakes activities focused on Design, Development, Fabrication, Assembly & Packaging, Testing and Quality Assurance of CMOS, MEMS, Hi-Rel Boards, Radio Sonde Systems and electronic subsystems for various applications.
The Electronics Facility provides design and characterization services on the NDB site. Capabilities include analog, digital, and RF design as well as signal processing and software development. In addition, the facility provides circuit simulation, mathematical modeling, and mechanical design in support of prototype production and construction of circuits and instrumentation.
The vacuum and materials instrumentation facilities are used to run an advanced programme of R&D as well as to provide the necessary vacuum facilities to underpin NDB programmes for electrode, electrolyte, semiconductor, thin film, and packaging materials developments.
The MSSL ISO class 5 cleanroom facility at NDB is based upon the horizontal laminar flow design, with one complete end wall being a bank of HEPA (High-Efficiency Particle Air) filters. Typical activities taking place within the cleanroom facility are Assembly, test, and integration of space flight hardware components, instruments and structures, and optical components and structures.