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Quality assurance

The Infrared Multilayer Laboratory ensures that quality is an integral part of the design, manufacture, and testing of all products and services. The Laboratory emphasises the use of problem prevention and correction in order to supply quality products and services to its projects.

The activities governed by the Quality System are identified and documented. These documented procedures are controlled and effectively implemented to ensure that the Laboratories products meet the requirements of the project.

The Laboratory is fully equipped to perform its own spectral and environmental testing to full space flight quality standards. We ensure that inspection and testing activities prove that product requirements are met consistently.

Inspection and testing occurs throughout the product's life cycle as required by agreement or project plan. Review and approval procedures ensure that the product or its components meet requirements at each stage of development.

Products are inspected and tested per project requirements before release and are only released to the project when they meet documented acceptance criteria.

Laboratory information management system

The laboratory has developed a fully integrated in-house laboratory information management system (LIMS) to record and control all processes, components and materials within the laboratory using a comprehensive suite of filter design and analysis software as an integrated part of the Quality Assurance system. Using a system of unique serial numbers and identifiers, it is possible to provide full traceability of all parts, processes and materials within the laboratory.

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