SPEL (Space and Planetary Exploration Laboratory)

It conducts research and development in the area of ​​instrumentation for geosciences with an emphasis on space exploration.

Chile is a country with vast experience in geo-sciences and also the capital of world astronomy. The objective of this laboratory is to take advantage of the instrumentation knowledge related to astronomy and transfer it to the mining, geological, seismic and atmospheric fields of our country.

Knowledge of these leading areas can represent a real contribution to the global development of space exploration.

You can have more information in the following link: https://spel.cl/

The laboratory has basic electronic instruments: soldering stations, oscilloscopes, multimeters and power supplies. It also has computers available for students who work with them.

As a laboratory of the Electrotechnology building, it is possible to have additional equipment such as a network analyzer (3GHz) and a spectrum analyzer (9GHz), a professional soldering station and infrastructure for the construction of PCBs (Electronics Laboratory).

  • Fondecyt 11110384. Analysis of distorted Incoherent Scatter Spectrum caused by the interaction of unstable waves via Particle-In-Cell simulation.
  • CORFO 11IDL2-10829. Reservoir Valuation System based on Geoscientific Information. In collaboration with the laboratory of Professor Diana Comte.
  • Proyecto SUCHAI (Satellite of University of Chile for Aerospace Investigation). A smallsat developed by undergraduate students at the University.
  • Ckelinar Project (An open hardware/software Radiosonde to improve atmospheric measurements).

Dr. Marcos Díaz

Electrical Engineering Department

Universidad de Chile

marcos.adq@gmail.com – mdiazq@ing.uchile.cl