Thermal Modeling & Subsystems

SDL is a world leader in sensor thermal management with expertise encompassing expendable and mechanical cooling systems and numerous innovative technologies.

In addition to delivering many firsts in the field of cryogenic cooling, SDL has led the development of systems such as autonomous thermal switches, improved thermal link designs, and thermal and vibration isolation techniques used with mechanical refrigeration systems.

SDL's thermal modeling capabilities provide a thorough process by which thermal methods are verified, providing significant risk reduction for space, military, and scientific research programs. For the SDL-developed, NASA-sponsored SABER instrument, temperatures predicted by SDL were within 0.25 K of the actual recorded temperatures.