The Space Research Centre develops both space and ground instrumentation for its own research and for applications. This includes all aspects from proof of concept through systems engineering and project management to flight instruments. The work includes development of medical devices in conjunction with colleagues in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. The SRC is a key partner in the Diagnostics Development Unit.
Raymetrics, one of the world’s largest atmospheric LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) manufacturers, has signed up to the UK-wide SPRINT programme to access space expertise and facilities from the University of Leicester for the development of new laser-based detection solutions for atmospheric monitoring.