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.

Electronics, Optics & Systems 
Joe Brooks, GTRI Deputy Director

Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL)

Formerly the Applied Systems Laboratory at Huntsville (ASLH)

ASL conducts applied research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of ground-based air and missile defense (GBAMD) and rotary-wing aviation systems. Activities include hardware-in-the loop (HWIL) and software-in-the loop (SWIL) RDT&E, system modeling and simulation, system-of-systems and family-of-systems interoperability for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD), GBAMD fire control and command & control (C2), and critical safety software development & engineering.

Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS)

ELSYS delivers innovative products, research, and education, making 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 is the innovation leader in EO systems, materials, and interfaces of those system for our federal, military, and industrial sponsors. EOSL conducts research and development of electro-optical systems with expertise that spans the electromagnetic spectrum from radio frequency (RF) through ultraviolet (UV). EOSL simulates, evaluates, designs, fabricates, deploys, and sustains Electro-Optical systems anywhere, anytime. We develop and validate novel materials and devices, and develop novel applications for ubiquitous sensors to allow for the turning of photons into knowledge. Research includes LIDAR development, Active EO-ISR, infrared countermeasures (IR) modeling and simulation, RF transmit/receive modules for radar, multifunctional materials, tagging and tracking using optical and RF techniques, and sensor intelligence and visualization. EOSL is also home to the Medical Device Test Center and the Program Office for the Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT), providing generalized EW support to the US Army.


Information & Cyber Sciences
Bo Rotoloni, GTRI Deputy Director

Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL)

CTISL conducts applied research focused on cyber threats and countermeasures, secure multi-level information sharing, resilient command and control network architectures, reverse engineering, information operations and exploitation, high performance computing, and data analytics. CTISL engineers develop and apply cutting-edge technologies in computing, network architectures, signal and protocol analysis, network forensics, malware analysis, open source threat information collection and correlation, insider threat detection and mitigation, hardware and software reverse engineering, and advanced analytics to solve the toughest problems of the times. CTISL also brings this knowledge to the classroom through professional education offerings across the full range of these technologies.

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 & Intelligent Systems 
Dr. Bill Melvin, GTRI Deputy Director 

Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL)

Formerly the Signature Technology Laboratory (STL)

ACL provides innovative, tailored solutions to challenging problems for our customers, including Department of Defense, Intelligence Agencies, and industry. Our laboratory identifies and transitions advances in basic research for use in real-world applications, with particular emphasis on antennas, electromagnetics, quantum computing, and integrated analysis of signals and systems. ACL possesses extensive capabilities for numerical modeling, experimentation, and characterization to prove new technologies and concepts.

Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS)

ATAS develops advanced technologies and systems from concept development to prototypes. Included are system simulations and test and evaluations related to threat radars, missiles, air and ground vehicles, unmanned and autonomous systems, transportation systems, power and energy systems, and food processing technologies.

Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL)

SEAL research falls into four primary areas: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); air and missile defense; foreign material exploitation and electromagnetic systems; and electronic attack/electronic protection (EA/EP). SEAL investigates and develops radio/microwave frequency sensor systems with particular emphasis on radar systems engineering, electronics intelligence (ELINT), communications intelligence (COMINT), measurements intelligence (MASINT), electromagnetic environmental effects, radar system performance modeling and simulation, advanced signal and array processing, sensor fusion, antenna technology, and EA/EP. SEAL develops advanced signal and data processing methods for acoustic sensors and multi-sensor intelligence exploitation architectures and algorithms covering all wavebands. 


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