Payload Control Software & Firmware

Satellite missions require C&DH software and firmware to manage the payload. SDL provides customized, low-cost solutions for payload control software and firmware for unique payloads and hosted payloads. SDL has many years of experience with spaceflight firmware, embedded controllers, and complex device drivers. SDL’s proven process reduces payload development and integration time.


  • Command and data handling
  • Hardware interfaces
  • Device drivers
  • Timing
  • Telemetry, collection and reporting
  • Bus interfaces
  • State–of–health monitoring
  • Autonomous operations
  • Imaging systems



Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere Solar Occultation for Ice Experiment

SOFIE is one of three instruments aboard the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite. AIM’s objective is to study polar mesospheric clouds and the environment in which they form.


Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

The WISE cryogenically-cooled infrared telescope provided a complete stellar infrared map more than 1,000 times more detailed than previous surveys.