SDL is one of 14 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the nation. Charged with applying basic research to the technology challenges presented in the military and science arenas, SDL has developed revolutionary solutions that are changing the way the world collects and uses data.
|To advance scientific and defense objectives by researching, developing and characterizing sensor, electronic, and software systems; providing program lifecycle support; and enhancing the education and development of scientists and engineers.|
SDL is committed to discovering new ideas and technologies by encouraging engineers and researchers to develop innovative solutions to customer problems. The engineering, technical and support staff of SDL meet this challenge by advancing the Lab's core competencies in electro-optical sensor systems, calibration, thermal management, reconnaissance systems, and small satellite technologies.
SDL's tremendous success to date is built upon the vision of its founders: maintaining a pioneering and innovative environment, producing sensor systems that enable scientific discoveries and new military capabilities, and encouraging individual ability and creativity.