About

Princeton Satellite Systems, Inc. is a small company specializing in aerospace control and simulation technology. Our agility and focus on software development enables us to rapidly develop innovative solutions to a wide range of aerospace and control problems. Our commercial software products enable our customers to pursue the same types of demanding, state-of-the-art applications.

Our satellite control experience dates back over 20 years and includes the complete flight control software for a GEO communications satellite. Additional flight programs and consulting projects include:

  • GPS IIR control system design
  • TDRS moment management system
  • PRISMA safe orbit guidance mode
  • Passive magnetic control for 3U gravity gradient CubeSat
  • Precision pointing for 6U 3-axis stabilized CubeSat

Our software development expertise encompasses real-time control systems but also iPhone apps, web services, Unix and Mac application development, and general MATLAB programming. Our core products and competencies include:

  • MATLAB toolboxes for aerospace and general computing
  • VisualCommander data acquisition and visualization app
  • MatrixLib C++ implementation of 1D and 2D matrices
  • C++ simulation and control frameworks
  • iPhone apps
  • Web services

PSS Energy Systems encompasses both terrestrial and space energy production applications, including home solar/battery backup systems and fusion propulsion. We participated in DARPA’s first 100 year StarShip Symposium with our design for a fusion-powered rocket engine, which utilizes a unique direct drive fusion configuration that we have licensed from the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.