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Improvement of laboratories infrastructure, acquisition of equipment and increase of data storage capacity in four areas of INPE: CEA, CTE, CST and OBT

Grant number: 16/23884-0
Support type:Research Grants - Technical Reserve for Institutional Research Infrastructure
Duration: February 01, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Maria Virginia Alves
Grantee:Maria Virginia Alves
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The Annual Implementation Plan for the Technical Reserve for Institutional Infrastructure Cost for Research of INPE provides for the improvement of infrastructure of several research laboratories, acquisition of equipment and increase of data storage capacity in 4 areas of INPE activities : General Coordination of Space and Atmospheric Sciences (CEA), Center of Science of the Terrestrial System (CST) Coordination of Associated Laboratories (CTE) and General Coordination of Earth Observation (OBT). The request detail will be divided into four subprojects.The requests contained herein involve:1. Installation of a vacuum isolated line for the circulation of liquid nitrogen in the Laboratory of Gravitational Waves of the Division of Astrophysics (DAS) to conduct research related to the International Scientific Collaboration LIGO;2. Improvements in the Computational High Performance System (HPC-CEA) for spatial plasmas modeling, maintained by the Division of Space Geophysics (DGE), which serves several CEA research groups in addition to the Institute's Space Weather Program (EMBRACE) ;3. Installation service of air conditioners in the Ceramic Laboratory, Diamond CVD, Electronic Microscopy Tribology (SEM and FEG) and Optics;4. Update of the electrical installations of the Laboratory of Combustion and Propulsion Laboratory (LCO) for improvement, safety and expansion of research, development and innovation activities in the areas of propulsion, combustion and catalysis;5. Installation of the accessory systems of the LCP / CTE / INPE Laboratory of combustion and gasification applications;6. Improvement of the Exhaust and Ventilation System of the TECAMB / LAS / CTE Laboratory;7. Acquisition of a potentiostat / galvanostat for LAS / CTE;8. Adaptation of space of the CST building for the installation of the Research Laboratory in Environmental Biogeochemistry;9. Adequacy of the Infrastructure of the Laboratory of Instrumentation of Aquatic Systems (LabISA / OBT);10. Improved Infrastructure of Earth observation data processing laboratory.11. Improvement of the Ocean Satellite Monitoring Infrastructure; (AU)