Custom FPGA

The need for more advanced processing capability is an ongoing challenge for mission success and in many cases commercially available hardware does not meet customer needs. To address this challenge, SDL designs and programs custom FPGAs to meet maximum data rates and evolving requirements.

Features

  • Wide range of FPGA platforms
    • Xilinx
    • Altera
    • Lattice
    • Actel
  • Interface capabilities tailored to customer requirements
    • Assorted electrical sensor interfaces
    • High speed optics / SERDES interfaces
  • Integrated IP cores
    • Processors
    • MAC / Ethernet
    • Interlaken, DDR Memory
    • Custom
    • SpaceWire
    • Mil. Std. 1553
    • JPEG Video Compression

Experience

Sky Lynx

Common Data Link Interface

SDL designed and developed Sky Lynx for receiving, synchronizing, routing, and simulating sensor-collected tactical/reconnaissance imagery and navigation data. Sky Lynx supports a variety of CDL and ATM based sensors and converts the data to Gigabit Ethernet for ground station processing and viewing.

NEXUS

Network Analysis Device

SDL designed and developed hardware for high-speed network routing and analysis.

DICE

Dynamic Ionosphere Cubesat Experiment

Twin CubeSats mapped the geomagnetic Storm Enhanced Density (SED) plasma bulge and plume formations in Earth’s ionosphere.

RASAR

Real-time, Autonomous, Synthetic Aperture Radar

RASAR is a full-featured, flight-proven, 25-lb radar system with expandable capabilities that include dual-band operation, ground moving target indicator (GMTI), and comprehensive data processing and image formation capabilities.

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.

GIFTS

Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer

GIFTS was successfully tested and calibrated as an engineering demonstration unit to ground-validate technologies critical to NOAA’s Hyperspectral Environmental Suite for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system.