24 Feb, ’22

Virginia Governor Youngkin Tours Psionic Headquarters [Psionic]

2022-02-28T11:56:56-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Virginia Governor Youngkin Tours Psionic Headquarters Hampton, VA, February 24, 2022—Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin visited the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and Psionic’s headquarters in Hampton, Virginia. After a speech at the NIA, Governor Youngkin toured Psionic’s headquarters and research facility, meeting with Founder and Chief Technology Officer Steve Sanford and President and Chief Executive Officer Sean Kish as well as Psionic’s Management Team and employees. Read more at Hampton.gov >

09 Feb, ’22

Psionic PSNDL Selected for Axiom Station Docking Safety and Precision [February 09, 2022]

2022-02-09T16:04:52-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT SPACE POINT OF CONTACT February 09, 2022 Lee Wright, CMO, Psionic LLC lee@psionic.ai +1 469 233 7712 Cliff Cummings, Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 833 774 6642 x 804 office +1 703 622 8622 cell   Psionic PSNDL Selected for Axiom Station Docking Safety and Precision New reduced SWaP PSNDL adds scanning for RPO navigation HAMPTON, VA, February 09, 2022—Psionic today announced its Psionic Space Navigation Doppler Lidar (PSNDL) has been selected by human spaceflight and space infrastructure leader Axiom Space for safe, precise docking in space. Axiom will use the PSNDL as part of its space [ READ MORE ]

28 Jan, ’22

Psionic Receives NASA Phase III SBIR Award to Integrate a Photonic Integrated Circuit into PSNDL

2022-02-09T14:33:46-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT SPACE POINT OF CONTACT January 28, 2022 Lee Wright, CMO, Psionic LLC lee@psionic.ai +1 469 233 7712 Cliff Cummings, Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 833 774 6642 x 804 office +1 703 622 8622 cell   Psionic Receives NASA Phase III SBIR Award to Integrate a Photonic Integrated Circuit into PSNDL Improves landing and docking safety and precision with significantly reduced SWaP HAMPTON, VA, January 28, 2022—Psionic today announced that the company received a Phase III SBIR Award from NASA to integrate a Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC), developed in Phase II, into Psionic’s most advanced NDL architecture to [ READ MORE ]

11 Jan, ’22

Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar Selected for Masten’s Next Mission to the Moon

2022-01-11T14:36:27-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT January 11, 2022 Lee Wright, CMO, Psionic LLC lee@psionic.ai +1 469-233-7712   Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar Selected for Masten’s Next Mission to the Moon New smaller unit enables ranging, velocimetry, and scanning MOJAVE, CA and HAMPTON, VA, January 11, 2022—Psionic today announced it has been selected by Masten Space Systems to provide Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar (PNDL) for Masten’s next mission to the Moon. This is the first to use Psionic’s new architecture, which is 50% smaller and requires 40% less power than the prior NASA design. “In addition to being significantly smaller, our new [ READ MORE ]

10 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ Satellite Innovation [October 11–12, 2022]

2022-02-04T15:55:27-05:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ Satellite Innovation 2022 October 11–12, 2022 Computer History Museum, Silicon Valley, CA Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

10 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ SpEC Management Annual Meeting [October 2022]

2021-12-14T14:17:07-05:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ SpEC Management Annual Meeting 2022 Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) October 2022 space-enterprise.org (Details to come.) Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

10 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ Global Satellite Servicing Forum [October 2022]

2021-12-14T14:10:18-05:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ Global Satellite Servicing Forum 2022 October, 2022 Washington, DC satelliteconfers.org/gssf (Details to come.) Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

09 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ International Astronautical Congress [September 18–22, 2022]

2022-02-04T15:52:10-05:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ International Astronautical Congress 2022 September 18–22, 2022 Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), Paris, France iafastro.org/events/iac/iac-2022 Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

08 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ Small Satellite Conference [August 6–11, 2022]

2022-02-04T15:51:41-05:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ Small Satellite Conference 2022 August 6–11, 2022 Utah State University, Logan, UT smallsat.org Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

04 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space [Exhibitor] @ Space Symposium [April 4–7, 2022]

2022-04-08T00:00:08-04:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ Space Symposium 2022 April 4–7, 2022 The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO spacesymposium.org Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

03 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ Satellite [March 21-24, 2022]

2022-03-30T00:40:19-04:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ Satellite 2022 March 21-24, 2022 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC satshow.com Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

02 Dec, ’21

Psionic Space @ FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference [February 16–17, 2022]

2022-03-30T00:40:03-04:00Tags: |

Psionic Space @ FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference 2022 Commercial Spaceflight Federation February 16-17, 2022 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC Conference Website Psionic Space will have representatives at this event for private on-site meetings and briefings. To arrange an on-site meeting, contact: Cliff Cummings Vice President—Space ccummings@psionic.ai +1 703-622-8622

23 Aug, ’21

NASA, Psionic Sign Lidar Tech Licensing Deal [ExecutiveGov]

2022-02-24T16:19:06-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , |

NASA, Psionic Sign Lidar Tech Licensing Deal [ExecutiveGov] August 23, 2021 | ExecutiveGov NASA has granted Psionic rights to use a light detection and ranging technology that the agency originally developed for use in robotic servicing of a satellite in low-Earth orbit. Under a signed licensing agreement, the company can further develop and integrate the Kodiak lidar system with similar commercial technologies to support future space missions, NASA said Saturday. The agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland designed the technology to generate a 3D image for data collectors to measure the altitude and position of the target’s surface. [ READ MORE ]

20 Aug, ’21

Psionic Licenses NASA Relative Navigation Technology [NASA]

2022-02-24T16:22:44-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , |

Virginia Company Licenses NASA Relative Navigation Technology [NASA] August 20, 2021 | NASA NASA and Virginia-based Psionic, LLC, signed a licensing agreement for the use of a NASA 3D light detection and ranging (lidar) technology called Kodiak, originally developed for a cutting-edge mission to robotically refuel a satellite in orbit. The commercial license will allow Psionic to combine the technology’s capabilities with existing lidar developments to enhance the overall design and incorporate it into future missions. Article excerpts: Psionic previously licensed a Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Lidar is a critical component of [ READ MORE ]

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 ]

14 Jan, ’21

Astrobotic Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for Mission to Deliver VIPER to the Lunar South Pole [Astrobotic]

2022-01-11T14:40:13-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Astrobotic Press Release | January 14, 2021 Astrobotic Selects Navigation Doppler Lidar from Psionic for Mission to Deliver VIPER to the Lunar South Pole Navigation Doppler Lidar chosen for high accuracy and NASA heritage for 2023 CLPS mission to search for water on the Moon Pittsburgh, PA and HAMPTON, VA, — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Astrobotic today announced they have selected Navigation Doppler Lidar (NDL) from Psionic for their mission in late 2023 to deliver NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the South Pole of the Moon. The NDL serves as a critical sensor element as part [ READ MORE ]

13 Jan, ’21

White Paper: Overcoming Issues in Precise Navigational Methods [Erbschloe Technical Consulting, Psionic]

2022-01-11T14:40:32-05:00Categories: Psionic Research + White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

White Paper: Overcoming Issues in Precise Navigational Methods Dr. Donald R. Erbschloe recently released a white paper on navigational methods which is available from Psionic in two formats: an excerpt publication (immediate download) or full white paper (request). Abstract (Full Version) Measurement of position to within a few centimeters is readily available today, allowing unprecedented precision in navigation. This has been made possible through numerous improvements in methods and technology. The tools we employ and the way we use them have inherent errors and vulnerabilities, which jeopardize surety. The variety of [ 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]

2022-01-11T14:25:49-05:00Categories: 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 ]

01 Oct, ’20

Psionic Doppler Lidar™ Application Development Kit Datasheet >

2022-01-11T14:41:31-05:00Categories: Psionic Research + White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Psionic Doppler LIDAR™ Application Development Kit (ITAR Restricted). October 10, 2020 Psionic released a revised version its Application Development Kit for Psionic Doppler LIDAR™. Psionic Doppler Lidar provides advanced detection and tracking capabilities that augment radar and image sensors with precision, distance, and stealth. It not only enhances the performance of many defense systems and applications, but in many instances enables entirely new capabilities. Psionic Doppler Lidar is a mature technology built upon NASA’s deep domain expertise in instrumentation and, in particular, lidar. Current applications include, but are not limited to, navigation, guidance, and situational awareness for ground, surface, [ READ MORE ]

18 Sep, ’20

Technology Developed for Lunar Landings Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer on Earth [NASA]

2022-01-11T14:41:42-05:00Categories: Industry News, Psionic Milestones|Tags: , , |

Technology Developed for Lunar Landings Makes Self-Driving Cars Safer on Earth [NASA] September 18, 2020, NASA > NASA is advancing a laser-based technology designed to help spacecraft land on a proverbial dime for missions to the Moon and Mars. The technology will undergo testing on upcoming suborbital rocket launches with Blue Origin on its New Shepard rocket and ride to the Moon on several commercial landers as part of the Artemis program. Simultaneously, companies are using the technology to help self-driving cars navigate rush hour traffic on this planet. NASA engineers are designing an approach to safely manage multiple trips [ READ MORE ]

16 Sep, ’20

Lander Simulation Testing Helps Advance NASA Navigation Spinoff [NASA, September 16, 2020]

2022-01-11T14:41:51-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , |

Announcement from NASA, September 16, 2020 Lander Simulation Testing Helps Advance NASA Navigation Spinoff Tech Transmits with Laser Beams for Velocity and Distance to Lunar Surface. [Psionic] A navigation doppler lidar (NDL) technology originally developed by NASA was demonstrated on a flight test on Sept. 10 with support from the Flight Opportunities program, part of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. With roots at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, the technology was licensed in 2016 by Psionic for both terrestrial and space applications, and both the company and Langley continue to evolve and advance the innovation for [ READ MORE ]

26 Mar, ’20

Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar to Fly on Masten Rocket in 2020 under NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program [Psionic]

2022-01-11T14:25:42-05:00Categories: Psionic Milestones, Psionic Press Release|Tags: , , , |

For Immediate Release 03 March 2020 Contact Cliff Cummings, ‍Vice President, Space, Psionic LLC ccummings@psionic.ai +1 833 774 6642 x803 | 703-622-8622 Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar to Fly on Masten Rocket in 2020 under NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program HAMPTON, VIRGINIA—Psionic today announced that Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar has been selected to fly aboard a Masten rocket in early 2020 under NASA’s Flight Opportunities program. Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar is designed to improve the safety and accuracy of landings and dockings. The test flight is the next step in demonstrating the maturity of the technology before flights of landers that will take place [ READ MORE ]

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