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Who We Are

With over 60 years of mission success, SDL is focused on serving our customers, enhancing our multi-domain capabilities, and developing leading-edge technologies.

Delivering Mission Success Since 1959

SDL is a nonprofit organization owned by Utah State University with over 1,000 employees located at offices nationwide. We are committed to providing world-class multi-domain capabilities to address the Nation’s biggest challenges. SDL’s diverse and talented workforce includes scientists, engineers, and business professionals dedicated to providing solutions that support all mission phases from concept to completion. SDL’s stellar reputation is supported by over six decades of mission success.

Our Role as a UARC

As a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency, we maintain our role as a trusted Government partner through our core competencies.

As a UARC, we:

  • Serve as subject matter experts for our core areas of expertise
  • Maintain essential engineering, research & development capabilities
  • Inspire & train tomorrow’s workforce
  • Serve in the public interest, free from conflicts of interest
  • Provide unlimited Government rights to SDL-developed technology
UARC Trusted Partner

Core Competencies

As a UARC, we contract with Government agencies to provide expertise in the following core competency areas:

Sensors & Sensor Systems

Small Satellites

Sensor Calibration & Testing

Ground Stations

Modeling & Simulation

Multi-Domain Command & Control

Cyber Analytics

High-Speed Networks

Intelligent Unmanned Systems

Data Processing, Visualization, Exploitation, Fusion & Dissemination

Reengineering, Modernization & Test

What Defines Us

Mission Focused

We deliver mission success to strengthen national defense and enable scientific discovery.

Customer Driven

We are dedicated to meeting customer needs and fostering long-term partnerships.

Technology enabled

We strategically develop and implement technology to deliver high-quality solutions.


Our strategic locations enable SDL to support customer needs nationwide.

Headquarters in North Logan, UT

SDL’s headquarters include over 540,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities.

Field Offices

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Dayton, OH
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Ogden, UT
  • Stafford, VA

Embedded Customer Support Locations

  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Washington, DC