Space Dynamics Laboratory

As a nonprofit unit of the Utah State University Research Foundation, SDL has been solving the technical challenges faced by the military, science community, and industry since 1959.

SDL works with the Department of Defense and industry in defending and protecting our nation as well as supporting NASA’s vision to “reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind.”

SDL’s solutions include improved data gathering and analysis tools for all branches of the military and powerful remote and in situ sensing solutions—with an emphasis in electro-optical sensing in the near UV to far IR.

Technology Highlights



Explore SDL's Core Capabilities

Ground Stations

Tactical data acquisition, processing, & display

Networking & Data Assurance

Secure data transfer solutions

Satellite Technologies

Concept to completion satellite solutions

Science & Engineering

Solutions for defense, intelligence, & science

Sensor Systems

Space and airborne sensors (IR, VIS, UV, & RF)

Testing & Calibration

Testing for space, airborne, & miniaturized systems