Systems Design Lab (SDL)

The Systems Design Lab is a research group devoted to Systems Design and Systems Engineering Research. Our main areas of research include:

  • Space Systems
  • Software-Defined Radio Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Network Systems
  • Systems Engineering Research

What is Systems Design?

Systems design is the process of defining the architecture, components, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy specified requirements. Systems design could be seen as the application of systems theory to product development. There is some overlap with the disciplines of systems analysis, systems architecture and systems engineering.

V-Shaped Life-Cycle Model
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Design Downstroke & Manufacturing Upstroke


Location of SDL

The Systems Design Lab is located on Penn State’s University Park campus in 304 Electrical Engineering East.

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