Expertise

Space Physics Research Laboratory Expertise

Electronic Systems

  • Ultra-low power/weight design
  • High reliability design
  • Embedded microprocessors
  • High radiation and SEU tolerant design
  • MIL-STD-1553 data and command systems
  • Hybrid circuits
  • PLDs
  • Motion control systems
  • High efficiency power supply design
  • Image acquisition and processing
  • Mechanical-Optical Systems

  • Interferometry
  • Lasers
  • Beam steering systems
  • Telescopes
  • Fiber-optics
  • Imaging systems
  • Lidar
  • Electronic packaging
  • Space mechanisms
  • CCD and MCP-based detectors
  • Thermal control systems
  • Computer Systems

  • C, FORTRAN, ADA, NextStep, Oracle, IDL, Mathmatica, Matlab and assembly language programming
  • VMS, UNIX, DOS, NEXT, Windows, and Macintosh operating system
  • Real-time systems
  • Instrument ground support and data systems design
  • Autonomous instrument control software
  • Spacecraft and instrument simulators
  • Scientific application development
  • Database management

    Fabrication Technology

  • Space qualified printed circuit boards
  • Wire-wrap circuit boards
  • Custom magnetic component fabrication
  • Custom mechanical component fabrication
  • Ultra-high vacuum systems

    Reliability and Quality Assurance

  • NASA/military, commercial, and experimental quality assurance procedures
  • Electronic design-data-management system
  • NASA trained fabrication technicians
  • NASA trainedquality assurance inspector
  • NASA trained instructor in fabrication techniques
  • Bonded stores and parts tracking database