E/O Instrument System Design

Successful E/O instrument system design requires the unique capability to combine optical, electrical, mechanical, structural, and thermal engineering. SDL has specialized personnel in each discipline and a strong heritage of building successful electro-optical instruments for space and terrestrial applications.

Features

  • Instrument requirement flow down
  • Radiometric modeling
  • Optical design and analysis
  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Thermal design and analysis
  • Electronic design and analysis
  • Integrated detector system design

Experience

WISE

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.

SABER

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.

AIM/SOFIE

Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere Solar Occultation for Ice Experiment

SOFIE is one of three instruments aboard the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite. AIM’s objective is to study polar mesospheric clouds and the environment in which they form.

EyePod

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

SPIRIT III

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.