Full Service Calibration Support

Successful sensor programs need to begin planning for calibration as early as possible in the sensor design phase. This makes it possible to select the appropriate facilities and develop special test equipment and software to support the calibration effort. The SDL team interfaces with customers, sensor manufacturers, and other program partners to develop a support system of optimum value for each sensor program.


  • Calibration facility selection to meet sensor requirements
  • Test automation software development
  • Test data management systems
  • Calibration quick-look analysis software
  • Special test equipment customization and development
    • Special test equipment re-use, equipment upgrades, and new equipment development must be carefully balanced with schedules, budgets, and sensor technical needs



Radiation Budget Instrument

RBI will fly on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-2) an will measure the emitted and reflected radiation from the Earth and its atmosphere over a very broad wavelength range from approximately 280 nanometers (mid UV) to 100 microns (far IR).


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.


Commercially Hosted Infrared Program

CHIRP was a flight demonstration program to provide risk reduction for the United States Air Force (USAF) Third Generation Infrared Surveillance (3GIRS) system.


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.


Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumentation for Shuttle

CIRRIS-1A’s goal was to obtain simultaneous spectral and spatial measurements of atmospheric emissions, including airglow and auroral phenomenology.