About Us

PDT is a government recognized Small Business

Pacific Design Technologies, Inc. is a leading contract, design, and manufacturing company that specializes in the development of advanced liquid cooling and pumping solutions for space, defense, and commercial exploration applications.

Founded in April 2000, Pacific Design Technologies, Inc. is a small business concern with a highly experienced staff of engineers, designers, technicians, and administrative support with a long history of design and fabrication of thermal management and heat transfer systems and their related components.

Pacific Design Technologies, Inc. offers innovative solutions to the Space, Defense, and Commercial markets in the areas of liquid cooling and circulation pumps, accumulators, thermal control valves and integrated thermal management systems.

We specialize in positive displacement and centrifugal pump designs for use with a variety of fluids such as PAO (Polyalphaolefin), EGW (Ethylene Glycol and Water), PGW (Propylene Glycol and Water), Freon, Fuel, Lube and Hydraulic Oils, De-ionized Water, and Liquid CO2.

PDT’s Products include:

  • Gear & Gerotor Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Edge-Welded Bellows Accumulators
  • Piston Accumulators
  • Thermal Control Valves
  • Pressure Relief Valves
  • Bypass Valves
  • Sensor Equipped Manifolds
  • Brushless DC Motor Controllers

Our strength is in the packaging of components and systems with severe space and weight constraints to meet stringent military and space requirements.

Our offices are located 10 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara in Goleta, California, just five minutes away from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Partial Customer List:


Aurora Flight Sciences

BAE Systems



Concurrent Technologies Corporation

DRS Technologies

Fairchild Controls

Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.

General Dynamics




Lockheed Martin

L3 Communications

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Northrop Grumman

ODIM Spectrum

Pratt & Whitney


SGD Engineering Limited



Teledyne Energy Systems Inc.


US Air Force

US Navy

UTC Aerospace

PDT customers

Pacific Design Technologies is certified to AS9100:D Quality Management System

AS9100:D standard is intended for use by space manufacturers including leading space companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, and NASA who support the standard. AS9100:D was developed through a global effort by space industry representatives in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The standard is published by The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

We take the questions below very seriously and our answers reflect who we are, our culture, and how our employees feel about our company.

Are there advantages in selecting PDT?

Yes! We are classified as a small business and our capabilities are excellent at every level. PDT’s response time is unusually fast and we have established a record of developing first class products that are reliable, on time, and at a competitive cost.

What are PDT’s best capabilities?

The simple answer is that we excel in designing very reliable products and executing manufacturing and delivery on time.

Why was PDT selected for the Mars Rover Pump?

  1. Because we have the experience and technology.
  2. NASA had confidence that we could create a product that would work with total reliability in the rigors and journey through outer space.

Is all design and engineering performed in house at PDT?

Yes! The nature of our work is creative design and engineering. This requires both total commitment and close coordination from initial design concept to shipment of final products.

Is PDT certified to the requirements for doing business in the Aviation, Space and Defense Industries?

Yes, PDT is AS9100 certified since 2004. AS9100 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. More information about AS9100 can be found at http://standards.sae.org/as9100/.

In addition to being AS9100 certified, PDT recently received United Technologies Corporation’s Supplier Gold Award for outstanding performance. This award is a significant milestone in PDT’s efforts to become a World Class Space manufacturing company. More information about the UTC Supplier Gold Program can be found at http://www.utc.com/Suppliers/Pages/Default.aspx.

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