Laboratory of Aerothermodynamics and Computational Hypersonics (LAHC)

Conducts research activities in the computational simulation of hypersonic flows and the interaction of these flows with aerospace vehicles.
Laboratory of Diagnostic Techniques (LTD)

Is responsible for providing technical support to projects and activities in the application and adaptation of diagnostic techniques in experiments involving reactive flows with high velocities.
Laboratory of Aerotermodynamics and Hypersonics "Professor. Henry T. Nagamatsu" (LAH)

Provides technical support to aerospace subsystems, and carry out activities in the application and adaptation of experimental techniques of flight simulation of aerospace vehicles and in experiments involving high speed reactive flows.
Laboratory of Development of Applications of Lasers and Optics (Dedalo)

The Instituto de Estudos Avançados – IEAv deals with laser development and applications since 1981. The crescent demand for industrial laser applications leads to the creation of a laboratory specially devoted to the development of technological applications at the IEAv. Dedalo was originated in 2003, as a multiple-user laboratory to work on new applications of lasers and optics in mechanical and materials engineering. Facilities include lasers with wavelengths from the infrared to the ultraviolet, which allow working on diverse materials (polymers, metals and ceramics) and accessory equipments for targeted applications, all gathered in the same place. Pioneering in Brazil, a modern 2,000 W Ytterbium fiber laser was installed and operated by academy and industrial partners. Welding, additive manufacturing, machining and surface treatments of large plates of metallic structures can be done in optimal conditions, being similar to the top-level research centers in the world. The laboratory staff published more than 200 papers and applied for six patents so far.
Evaporation and Photoionization Laboratory (LEF)

Supports the activities of Isotopic Separation by Lasers and Atomic Vapor. In this laboratory the development of metallic steam jets, selective photoionization and the collection of photoionized material are carried out. The LEF offers an infrastructure that supports the generation of metallic vapor in vacuum and the monitoring of laser beams interaction with the metallic steam. The laboratory is the national leader for separation of rare earths by photonic techniques.
Laser Radiation Generation Laboratory (LGRL)

Supports the activities of Isotopic Separation by Lasers and Atomic Vapor. In this laboratory the necessary developments to obtain suitable laser radiation for the selective photoionization of metals are realized. Basic research of laser spectroscopy, photoionization spectroscopy, laser ablation mass spectrometry (SIMS) and opto-galvanic spectroscopy are also carried out.
Optical Component Manufacturing Laboratory (LMCO)

Supports R&D activities of the Institute and external institutions in the development of optical components and optical systems. In this laboratory the activities necessary for the generation of optical components based on glass substrates, vitro ceramic, vitreous carbon and silicon carbide are developed.
Nuclear Technology Computational Laboratory (LCTN)

Supports the research and development activities related to the nuclear fuel used in fast micro-reactors applied to space applications. Also, other computational studies are performed to the project, such as: reactivation of the safety analysis code NALAP e its adaptation to use gases as working fluid, use of CATIA software for the mechanical design of the Brayton cycle components and feasibility studies of a Tesla turbine which will be used in space nuclear applications.
Viviane H. T. R. Hirdes Thermal Systems Laboratory (LST)

Support the research and development activities related to the production and evaluation of heat pipes and its systems, as passive excess heat rejection and passive heat extraction for a space nuclear power plant. Other devices of development interest are radioisotope thermoelectric generators; thermal cycles (Brayton and Stirling) used as energy conversion systems, Tesla/TPMF turbines, and any other technologies with potential to be used in nuclear space applications. This laboratory has an exclusive 48 m2 area to be used for the installation of a Brayton cycle which will use a conventional electric furnace as the heat source, and will serve as a test bed development.
Laboratory of Chemical Applications (LAQ)

Is responsible for providing support and carry out specialized services for projects and activities in chemical and chemical operations in general.
Laboratory of Applications of Vacuum Technology (LATV)

Provides technical support and performs specialized services for projects and activities in the maintenance of vacuum equipment and the assembly of vacuum systems.