Research Laboratories

Our research laboratories

GTRI is headquartered on the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. In Fiscal Year 2014 we performed more than $300 million of problem-solving research in our eight dynamic laboratories organized into three directorates: Electronics, Optics and Systems (EOS), Information and Cyber Sciences (ICS) and Sensors and Intelligent Systems (SIS). These laboratories are found on and off the main campus, and 15 field offices located around the nation. Download a printable version of our lab information.


Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL)

Formerly the Signature Technology Laboratory (STL)

ACL focuses on the transition of basic academic research in electromagnetic effects and devices into prototype systems that demonstrate new capabilities. The capabilities of interest are typically sensing, scattering control, electromagnetic field control and measurement, and signal filtering, all of which support GTRI’s core system-level capabilities. In support of this mission ACL conducts research and development over a broad range of topics.

Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL)

Formerly the Applied Systems Laboratory at Huntsville (ASLH)

The lab also conducts applied research in testing and evaluation of air and missile defense and aviation systems, including hardware-in-the-loop, live field testing and system-of-systems interoperability. Other significant research areas include war gaming and large-scale force-on-force simulations, missile guidance and control, and safety critical tactical software development.

Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)

ATAS develops advanced technologies and systems, from conceptual development to prototypes, including system simulations and test & evaluation related to threat radars, missiles, aerospace and ground vehicles, unmanned and autonomous systems, transportation, power and energy, and food processing technologies.

Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL)

The Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL) conducts applied research focused on cyber threats and countermeasures, secure multi-level information sharing, resilient command and control network architectures, reverse engineering, vulnerability identification, and high performance computing and analytics. CTISL engineers develop and apply cutting edge technologies in computing, network architectures, signal and protocol analysis, network forensics, malware analysis, and reverse engineering (hardware and software) to solve the tough problems.

Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS)

ELSYS delivers innovative products, research, and education which have positive and lasting impacts on our customers. Our mission is to solve problems and advance solutions to meet state and national objectives. ELSYS employs an end-to-end approach to developing electronic warfare and other electronic systems solutions. ELSYS human systems research supports U.S. government agency needs, industrial product usability and accessibility evaluation, and workplace health and safety programs.

Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL)

EOSL performs applied research in the growth and application of carbon nanotubes, multifunctional materials, RFID and optical tagging, chem-bio sensors, and has the leading Medical Device Test Center, which examines the interactions between medical devices and security and logistical systems.

Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL)

ICL conducts research that solves complex problems in areas of computer science, information technology, communications, networking, and socio-technical systems. Research for public and private clients supports national security; emergency response; integration of health care systems; interoperability and security of interconnected systems; education and learning; technology strategy, planning, and decision support; development of public policy; and commercial product realization.

Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL)

SEAL researchers investigate and develop radio/microwave frequency sensor systems, with particular emphasis on radar systems engineering; electronic protection and electronic attack; ELINT; COMINT; MASINT; electromagnetic environmental effects; radar system performance modeling and simulation; signal, array, and data processing; sensor fusion; and antenna technology. SEAL also develops multi-intelligence processing architectures and algorithms for application across all wavebands. The lab also investigates and develops acoustic sensor technology.

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