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PSIONIC Space

Psionic Navigation Doppler Lidar™

Psionic Space

Doppler lidar was developed by NASA for use in autonomous space vehicles. Today we work with leading public and private space entities to incorporate Psionic Doppler Lidar™ in their future missions.

Psionic Doppler Lidar delivers superior range and relative velocity measurements over extreme distances (10km+) to reduce mission risk. Smaller and lighter than heritage technology Psionic Doppler Lidar also reduces fuel, power and volume requirements providing more room for payloads.

Navigation applications broadly include nearly every spacecraft and mission type not just proximity operations and landings:


Launch vehicle re-landing of boosters


Docking with space stations and other vehicles


In-orbit servicing, expansion or extension of satellite missions


In-orbit manufacturing


Cleanup of orbital debris


Landing on planets and asteroids (exploration, mining, colonization)

Psionic Doppler Lidar can also be used for optical freespace communication or laser comms whether as backbone, ISL or command and control. The technology provides a secure, hardware-encrypted optical signal that can’t be detected. This can replace or augment radio frequency control of a spacecraft or satellite and guards against spoofing.

Psionic works in partnership with NASA on advanced Doppler lidar capabilities for these and other applications.  For more information please reach Cliff Cummings, VP Space.