Exploring the limits of our solar system
SRI helps scientists explore our upper atmosphere and outer space. Our experienced teams work with NASA, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies to create innovative engineering and operations solutions tough enough to withstand the extreme conditions of space.
Our space technologies include compact sensors for uncompromising environments, small satellite payload and mission design, specialized signal processing and exploitation. Our geospace systems include advanced technology and systems for remote sensing, geolocation, communications, and space situational awareness. And we do device design, simulation and process development for high-performance devices and camera assemblies, read-out integrated circuits (ROICs) for custom-configured LIDAR, and more.
The famous radio antenna has a rich legacy of communicating with spacecraft above Earth and around other planets, as well as listening to distant stars and Cold War-era atmospheric nuclear blasts.
Navigation, medical imaging, and other areas could benefit from powerful new sensors that are based on detecting changes induced upon individual atoms.
Core technologies and applications
Compact sensors for uncompromising environments, small satellite payload and mission design, specialized signal processing and exploitation
Advanced technology and systems for remote sensing, geolocation, communications and space situational awareness
Our advanced cameras and sensors enable space missions, covering spectral ranges from ultraviolet to short-wave infrared. We design and build complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and charge coupled device (CCD) and Geiger mode avalanche photodiode detector (GmAPD) systems with high performance.