Technology development – Unique things we have done
SPRL has always been on the cutting edge of technological development since its founding in 1946– exploring space before NASA. We’re a lab that innovates and we work with you to fit your constraints– designing and fabricating precision equipment that goes above and beyond. Check out our general lab—where every project starts.
- GPS simulators
- Time of Flight mass spectrometer
- Magnetic torque rods
- High Voltage power supplies
- RF oscillators
Working with high power and high voltage systems does get us energized! SPRL’s Electronic Fabrication Lab provides the university community with access to high-end facilities and professional expertise in high voltage and precision electronic design and fabrication as applicable to a wide variety of different disciplines. SPRL frequently provides services in electronic fabrication beyond the academic community as well—for example, we are responsible for the creation of HV power supplies for numerous NASA projects.
- Embedded processors
- Custom & Programmable Circuit Devices (FPGA, ASIC, Hybrids)
- Low level signal conditioning
- RF Oscillators
- Custom Magnetics
- Motor & Servo Control
Often tasked with the fabrication of equipment and sensors for extreme environments, XTRM-SPRL specializes in building tough and durable equipment. Does your tech need to withstand sub-zero temperatures, desert sand storms, or flights through the vacuum of space? We’re your lab. Check out our Environmental Testing Lab and Machine shop.
- Structures, Mechanisms
- Thermal Control
- Electronics Packaging
- Deployment Systems
- Surface Treatments
The tech we design is tough but also refined. We’ve sent miniaturized Mass Spectrometers to Mars, electric field sensors to Antarctica, and ion sensors to the Sun. Check out what else we’re capable of in our SPRL labs.
What’s precision technology without precision control? SPRL can help you develop exact controls and analysis to match the quality technology developed in our lab.
- Real-Time Control
- Image Acquisition and Analysis
- Instrument Ground Control & Data Analysis
- Spacecraft Simulators
SPRL frequently collaborates with other universities, independent engineering labs, and NASA We work on all parts of projects and will work with you through the whole process. Whether that’s modeling and design at the beginning, or performance and accuracy analysis at the end. We do it all.
- System requirements development
- Modeling, simulation, analysis
- System errors and accuracy analysis
- End to end performance validation
- System vibration, thermal/vacuum, EMI/EMC, and other testing
- Environmental testing