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What We Do
We implement solutions that make your science a reality.
Janelia Experimental Technology (jET) designs, builds and tests commercially unavailable instruments, tools, and software. We listen to Janelia researchers to understand their needs, share ideas, and then execute on a technical plan. We collaborate throughout the process, from concept to completion. We are constantly improving our design engineering and manufacturing to ensure we can build cost-effective tools fast.
We provide in-house assistance to researchers through a complete life cycle of system development leveraging our wide scope of skills--from mechanical, electrical, and optical engineering to software systems design and implementation.
We offer expertise in:
- Data acquisition and analysis
- Machine vision and image processing
- Precision machining
- Embedded systems design and programming
- Laser, microscopy, and optical imaging systems engineering
- Custom circuit design
- Novel sensor systems
- Lab automation, robotics and motion control
- Mechanical design, machined and/or fabricated components and assemblies
- Process automation
Anthony Leonardo and former instrument design specialist Jason Osborne design and build tiny backpacks to study dragonfly flight.
The Facility operates a staffed central machine and fabrication shop which utilizes computer numerical control (CNC) machinery with enhanced functions, including wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) and 3D printing capabilities for rapid prototyping.