Space Dynamics Laboratory

As a nonprofit unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, SDL solves the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry through:

  • Serving MDA and the DoD as the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) for electro-optical sensor systems research and development
  • Designing and delivering electro-optical and space environment sensors and subsystems for over 400 rocket-borne and space-based payloads
  • Pioneering efficient and effective calibration and characterization techniques and facilities
  • Innovating CubeSat busses and small-scale components that provide large-scale benefits to the customer
  • Enabling significant advances in data compression, processing, and exploitation
  • Developing real-time reconnaissance data visualization hardware and software for operational military applications