Business with Us

As a nonprofit research corporation owned by Utah State University, SDL offers cost effective, rapid-response solutions to the technology challenges faced by the military, the science community, industry and academia.

  • SDL employs over 450 scientists, engineers and other skilled professionals
  • Our customers include Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, and industry
  • Over the past five decades, SDL has designed, manufactured and calibrated more than 1,000 successful sensors on over 400 missions
  • With three locations to serve customer needs, SDL’s 200,000+ square feet of comprehensive facilities include:
    • Environmental testing laboratories
    • Class-100 clean rooms
    • Contamination control equipped integration high bays
    • Electronics fabrication laboratories
    • State-of-the-art calibration systems

SDL's core areas of expertise

  • Space rated instruments and payloads
  • Calibration
  • Cryogenic and thermal management
  • Small satellites and satellite systems
  • Systems engineering
  • Sensor system performance modeling and simulation
  • Data handling, compression, and analysis
  • Upper atmospheric measurements and modeling