Electronic Assembly

Because of electrostatic discharge (ESD) vulnerability, electronic board fabrication requires strict adherence to industry regulations and best practices to avoid damage to parts that are often extremely expensive. SDL’s Electronics Assembly Laboratory (EAL) staff are NASA-certified and dedicated to providing high reliability, overall quality, and innovation from prototype to flight or deployment, with a focus on producing products on time and at cost to meet customer requirements.


  • One-of-a-kind, customized printed circuit boards
  • Small production runs of high-reliability boards
  • NASA-certified trainers on staff
  • Staff trained to NASA workmanship standards in:
    • Hand soldering
    • SMT soldering
    • Cable and harness development
    • ESD prevention practices
  • Conformal coating (including IPC rework capabilities)



Ionospheric Connection Explorer – Far Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph

The FUV instrument on the ICON mission is designed to measure daytime thermospheric and nighttime ionospheric density profiles.


Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer

OSIRIS REx is a NASA New Frontiers mission to return a sample of an asteroid to the Earth. SDL is designing, building, and testing the detector electronics assemblies for the three OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAM) instruments.


Auroral Spatial Structures Probe

ASSP was designed to measure the spatial and temporal variation of the energy flow in the upper atmosphere in and around the aurora to better understand global temperature changes in the thermosphere.


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.


Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry

SABER, a 10-channel infrared (1.27 to 16.9 µm) radiometer, is one of four instruments on NASA's TIMED mission, which is dedicated to study the dynamics of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) portion of the Earth's atmosphere.


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.


SDL’s EyePod is an intelligent, geo-aware, day/night-stabilized imaging sensor system for deployment aboard Group III unmanned aircraft systems.


Spatial Infrared Imaging Telescope

SPIRIT III was the infrared sensor aboard MDA’s Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX). This long-wave infrared instrumentation package consisted of a high spatial resolution radiometer, a high spectral resolution interferometer-spectrometer, and an extremely high-off-axis-rejection telescope.