Advanced Robotics Development Laboratory


In 2005, the Space Systems Laboratory (SSL) completed the Advanced Robotics Development Laboratory, a complete spacecraft integration facility that includes rapid prototyping equipment, a class 10,000 cleanroom, high-precision metrology instrumentation, a thermal chamber, and a thermal vacuum chamber.

This unique facility is located in the University of Maryland's Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. The SSL is also a partner in the Virtual Reality Laboratory, housed in the same building.

  • 1-g robotic test area
  • ARDL Electronics Development and Test Laboratory
  • ARDL Inspection Facility
  • Environmental test chambers
  • Robot assembly and component test area

Contact Information

David Akin
Associate Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
301-405-1138 |