Risk Assessment

Understanding that the level of risk associated with a new mission concept is vital to mission success. SDL effectively assesses and manages risk throughout the execution of a program. Risks are tracked as they are identified and appropriate mitigation strategies are formed and implemented. Risks are only retired when the likelihood and/or impact have been reduced to acceptable levels by successful application of the mitigation strategy or other means.


  • Risk assessment (technical and programmatic)
    • Internal quality processes are in place to ensure proper risk assessment
  • Mitigation strategy and implementation
  • Risk tracking and reporting



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.


Distributed Common Ground System

SDL delivers customized ground stations, the modular VANTAGE™ software suite, and data link interface products to support the unique needs of the DoD’s DCGS programs for the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps.


Fusion, Exploitation, Algorithm, Targeting High-Altitude Reconnaissance

Under the FEATHAR program, SDL developed enhanced integrated multi‐intelligence sensor systems and fusion processing algorithms for multiple‐networked ISR platforms to identify, geo‐locate, and track enemy targets.


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