The station, built in 2003, involves a first-category discipline and two second-category disciplines (precision instruments and machinery, test measurement technology and instruments), and offers the PhD program of the first-category discipline of instrument science and technology.
The station boasts a well-structured, academically active yet strict team of faculty members, including eight professors and five PhD supervisors. Main research areas include test measurement theory and application, modern sensing technology and test system, digitalized test technology, smart structure system and instrument, geometric measurement theory and technology, and instrument overall technology. In recent years, the station has made a great many major research achievements in the fields of high-precision laser-optical measurement micro/nano technology, optical fiber sensing basic theoretical research and applied technology, opto-electronic online detection and control technology, high-speed and high-precision data acquisition, precision (ultra-precision) signal generation and measurement technology, micro-mechatronic system (MEMS) technology, etc. The station has won three first prizes of ministerial scientific and technological progress, ten second prizes of ministerial scientific and technological progress, published 420 academic papers, and 17 academic monographs and textbooks.