Synergy + ideas = Innovation

HRL is organized into four laboratories, each featuring concentrated knowledge in specific technology areas. Our technical staff work on a variety of internal and contract lab projects and commonly form intra-lab teams to work on programs requiring multidisciplinary expertise.

Applied Electromagnetics Lab (AEL)


Electromagnetics, physics, RF technologies and photonics are applied to advancing antenna technology. Unique physics-based theory and modeling are conducted using electromagnetic theory and simulation, quantum information science, and nonlinear science. More >

Information & Systems Sciences Lab (ISSL)

ISSL Multidisciplinary expertise in information exploitation, bio-inspired computing, human-computer interaction, and large-scale networking are applied to projects in information extraction, object recognition, neuro-inspired control, and intelligent systems. More >

Microelectronics Lab (MEL)


Researchers in MEL have developed several key technology discriminators, and their expertise spans design, analysis and synthesis, fabrication, testing, packaging, and assembly. More >

Sensors & Materials Lab (SML)


SML is advancing sensing and materials technologies to provide greater functionality, performance, lighter weight and more affordability. More >


Patents and Publications

HRL researchers regularly publish and present at conferences around the world. Since 1997, we've proven ourselves to be a patent powerhouse with more than 900 patents filed.