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Advanced Instrumentation Institute is carrying out developing the state-of-the-art instruments based on the measurement technology of KRISS to respond science and industry demands. In addition, the institute currently supports turning from various measurement methods and new ideas into instruments, including developing common equipment platforms.

Director: Dr. Hyug-Gyo Rhee (

Team for

  • Photon and Electron Instruments
  • Ultra-low Magnetic Field
  • Semiconductor Integrated Metrology
  • Space Optics
  • Environmental Measuring Instruments
  • Instrumentation Support

Its current R&D project include the following subjects :

  • CLEM(Correlative Light and Electron Microscope),
    Electron beam monochromator, Intraocular pressure measurement by pneumatic tonometer.
  • Development of Micro-Tesla NMR/MRI
  • 3D optical tomography for multilayer film structure.
  • Development of photolytic NO2 to NO converter

R&D Highlights _ Advanced Instrumentation

Developing the ultra light-weight reflector for aerospace :
emerging as a new leader in the era of aerospace

Good eyesight would make the world be seen as a clearer and more diverse one. The artificial satellite used in our daily lives, in fact, would offer more benefits to us. It is the core component that determines the resolution of the image shot by a reflector, which is analogous to the eye of this artificial satellite. The longer the diameter of the reflector, the clearer the images. However, being loaded on an artificial satellite is subject to limitations in size and weight, so for a commercial satellite, a reflector with the maximum diameter of 1 m is to be used. Center for Space Optics at the Division of Industrial Metrology produced a reflector with the diameter of 0.8 m in 2013, driven by the ultra-precision optical measurement and production technology of the past 10 years, through which an ultra light-weight aerospace reflector was successfully developed with a diameter of 1 m. The team increased the weight reduction rate from 60 % to 80 % to lower the reflector weight, while decreasing the thickness of the easily breakable glass material by half. In order to complement the weakness of a lower performance, the mechanical structure supporting the reflector was newly designed, so the reflector modification resulting from gravity could be scaled down to less than 10 nm. There is an inevitably high demand for a reflector with a high resolution in the global artificial satellite market that grows every year. The Center for Space Optics makes everyeffort to realize the goal of developing an artificial satellite in line with the plan to launch Korea Multi-purpose Satellite No.7 in 2020.