DornerWorks Wins SBIR Phase I award from DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has awarded DornerWorks a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to study the feasibility of developing a space-qualified hypervisor that will support the virtualization of satellite payloads.

The DornerWorks ARLX Hypervisor is an open-source, safe and secure system that started with internal research and development funding, followed with two US Navy SBIR awards, and continues to evolve with the DARPA SBIR. The DARPA award provides another opportunity to showcase the innovation and flexibility of ARLX by expanding its use on a different hardware platform and running on a space-based system.

DARPA has been the leader in encouraging fundamental research in both large and small companies, resulting in many technological improvements throughout the years. From the creation of the Internet to stealth technology, DARPA’s mission focus has been to maintain the technological superiority of the US military by sponsoring high-risk, high-payoff research. DornerWorks is proud to be part of that mission with this SBIR.

About DornerWorks

DornerWorks is a premier electronic and software engineering firm specializing in the design of safety-critical systems for the medical, aerospace, automotive, and industrial markets. The company focuses on custom development of electronics hardware (printed circuit boards and FPGA computer chips) and embedded software such as device drivers and operating system interfaces. Founded in 2000 by David K. Dorner, DornerWorks has grown into one of the most sought after embedded engineering firms in the country. With an impressive staff of over 50 that includes PhD’s, patent holders, multi-degreed engineers, and a Six Sigma Black Belt, DornerWorks has the talent and experience to tackle the most demanding projects. DornerWorks is an ISO 13485, AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, visit

About Genesys Ideation

Genesys Ideation is Dornerworks’ subsidiary for products.  Genesys Ideation will market the ARLX product line.  For more information, visit