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Turning theories into reality.

Mission Assurance

Our Mission Dynamic engineers are experts in designing ascent and entry trajectories, rendezvous, proximity and docking operation profiles as they have in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of orbital mechanics. We provide end-to-end design, testing and operational support including launch operations and mission planning support across multiple platforms.  

Our Quality team has 25+ years of experience in Quality Assurance, Audits, ISO Certifications, QMS, Process Improvement, Configuration Management and Risk Management supporting functions across various NASA Programs.
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Research & Development

Our advanced development group brings expertise from multiple engineering disciplines working on the problems allowing the aerospace industry to truly reach for the stars. Some of the current active areas of research are optical laser communications, thermal adaptive optics systems, systems identification methods, hybrid RF/Optical systems, and more.
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Communications

Relative Dynamics has an extensive background and past performance in designing state of the art optical and RF communications systems. We develop precise solutions to line-of-sight problems for satellite communications systems. With in-depth experience with link-margin analysis, spectrum analysis, spectrum allocations analysis, communication trade studies, modulation analysis, our team has gained industry recognition subject matter experts. We have provided services to challenging commercial and scientific missions while serving our countries most ambitious programs including the Artemis, Lunar Gateway, Human Space Flight & International Space Station.

Relative Dynamics has a unique and experienced group of engineers who are performing ground breaking research with laser communications systems. With a creative design approach of the entire system, our engineers are making laser communications systems affordable while meeting the industry SWaP requirements.    
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Mission Operations

Our highly experienced mission operations engineers have expertise providing full life cycle spacecraft operations supporting complex programs for NASA, the military and other government agencies. Our areas of expertise include Pre-Mission Support, Flight Dynamics for CARA and Conjunction Assessment, Flight Operations, Ground Systems Engineering and all aspects of Spacecraft Subsystem Engineering. Our engineers have been integral part of various mission from Pre-Launch to On-orbit operations across NASA and other government agencies developing CONOPS, testing Simulators, conducting Readiness Testing, supporting Lights Out Operations and developing Automation. Our multidisciplinary experience and multifunctional approach has resulted in award worthy recognition from customers including NASA and NOAA for high fidelity operations support across missions.
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Systems Engineering

Relative Dynamics provides systems engineering and technical leadership expertise for a wide array of engineering challenges. Our team is well versed in the systems engineering processes that support end-to-end life cycle of a mission from conception, design, analysis, integration and testing through operations to ultimately ensure mission success. Disciplines include: Optical Test Beds, Controls Systems, Robotics, Guidance Navigation, and Instruments Engineering. Our team’s in-depth knowledge of both hardware and software systems with a cross-disciplinary focus on technical skills and leadership ensures effective and reliable solutions for demanding missions.
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Recent News

Relative Dynamics is excited to announce that we have been awarded two NASA SBIR Phase I contracts. Our Advance Development Team will expand the capabilities of our "Small Satellite Optical Communications Terminal" for beyond LEO applications to include "Large Space Optics using System Identification Method”.

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8(a) Small Business

NAICS: 334511, 517410, 518210, 541690, 541330, 541712

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