Staff from the Systems Engineering Group with the four wide-field cameras for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

Systems Engineering

Our engineers ensure that all the components of a system work together to achieve the desired results. Our work ranges from trade and design studies at the beginning of a program to planning and executing the assembly, integration, and test of prototype systems. We also plan and execute testing to validate that a system performs properly. Our teams handle most of the large prototype systems developed by the Laboratory, including space payloads and satellites for sensing and communication, and airborne and ground-based systems. Recent technologies we have worked on include deployable antennas for small satellites and propulsion systems for CubeSats.

Advancing Our Research

Featured Publications

Development and application of spherically curved charge-coupled device imagers

Apr 1
Appl. Opt., Vol. 54, No. 10, 1 April 2015, pp. 3072-82.

Nanosatellites for Earth environmental monitoring: the MicroMAS project

Jul 23
IGARSS 2012, Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp., 22-27 July 2012, pp. 206-9.