Advanced Technology Research

Advanced technology research includes the identification and development of next-generation technologies. SDL transitions low TRL technologies into demonstrated prototypes and prepares them for the next step in development. SDL specializes in modular satellite architecture, advanced attitude control, and advanced miniaturized communications.

Modular Satellite Architecture

  • Plug-and-play software
  • Modular system architecture
  • Modular thermal subsystem

Advanced Attitude Control

  • Algorithm development through launch and navigation
  • Component miniaturization

Advanced Miniaturized Communications (in collaboration with USU)

  • RFIC-based CubeSat communications (very small, low power)
  • Embedded antennas
  • Steerable, solid-state antennas