20 May, ’21

Psionic Receives NASA Award to Significantly Reduce Size, Weight, and Power of Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar [NASA, Psionic]

2021-08-20T12:29:31-04:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Psionic and NASA | May 20, 2021 Psionic Receives NASA Award to Significantly Reduce Size, Weight, and Power of Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar [NASA, Psionic] Opens up more functional options covering a wider range of vehicles and trajectories HAMPTON, VA, May 20, 2021—Psionic announced today that they have received a NASA 2020 SBIR Program Phase II award to create a chip-scale waveform modulation system for Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar (PNDL). Once implemented, this will significantly reduce the size, weight, and power of PNDL. “This is a major technical advancement that will further improve navigation accuracy and will make PNDL [ READ MORE ]

30 Dec, ’20

Suborbital flight testing paves way for long-term goals [Aerospace Magazine]

2021-09-21T18:24:48-04:00Categories: Industry News, Psionic Milestones|Tags: , |

Suborbital flight testing paves way for long-term goals [Aerospace Magazine] The Reusable Launch Vehicles Technical Committee brings together experts to focus on leading-edge programs and developments in this area By Nicole Quenelle and John Kelly | December 2020 | Aerospace America Aerospace America, December 2020 Article excerpt: “…In September, NASA licensee Psionic Technologies, based in Virginia, flew its commercial version of NDL technology on Masten’s Xodiac vertical takeoff and vertical landing vehicle in Mojave, California. Xodiac functions much like a lander, providing testing to validate Psionic’s navigation algorithms and data processing and enabling the company to make any [ READ MORE ]

17 Nov, ’20

Masten Space Systems Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for CLPS Lunar Landing Masten Mission 1 [Psionic]

2021-08-20T12:23:51-04:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , |

View/Download the Press Release > For Masten Meagan Crawford MCrawford@Masten.aero For Psionic Lee Wright Lee@Psionic.ai 469-233-7712 Masten Space Systems Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for CLPS Lunar Landing Masten Mission 1 Navigation Doppler Lidar chosen for high accuracy and long NASA heritage MOJAVE, CA and HAMPTON, VA, November 17, 2020—Masten Space Systems today announced that they have selected Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) from Psionic for their mission to the South Pole of the Moon in 2022. The NDL will be the primary navigation sensor working with the Masten Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) system to ensure a safe, precise landing. “We are excited [ READ MORE ]

14 Oct, ’20

NASA Flight Opportunities Program: Psionic Navigation Doppler LIDAR—Precision Navigation Sensor for Lunar Missions [NASA]

2021-09-21T18:22:31-04:00Categories: Psionic Milestones|Tags: , , |

NASA Flight Opportunities Program Psionic Navigation Doppler LIDAR: Precision Navigation Sensor for Lunar Missions [NASA] Overview With a goal of enabling precision navigation inside tight landing ellipses, the Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar (PNDL) is an optical laser–based system. Measuring range and velocity simultaneously and accurately in four directions, the system provides data on ground speed, height above ground, roll, and pitch. PNDL is also designed to overcome the limitations of conventional radar while mitigating dust and plume interference. Ready for flight testing and vehicle configurable, this fourth-generation system is based on a system previously commercialized as a NASA spinoff. Technology [ READ MORE ]

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