Highest Speed GaN Electronics Racing to the Finish Line

HRL Laboratories has received a DARPA award to significantly advance the technology and manufacturing readiness levels of its leading-edge T3 GaN technology. Integrated circuits made by layering GaN onto silicon carbide substrate wafers offer the best combination of efficiency, output power, and survivability among radio frequency and millimeter-wave semiconductor technologies.


Hacking Back at the Hackers

A new program being developed by computer scientists at HRL Laboratories, LLC, is a cyber-defense system that will exploit a social engineering attacker’s methods by drawing them in with automated responses to their behavior.


Novel Memristor Neuron Circuits Offer Building Blocks for Mimicking the Brain

In an effort to electronically mimic neurons—the nerve cells of the brain—scientists from HRL Laboratories, LLC have successfully demonstrated novel electronic neuron circuits that exhibits as many as 23 known behaviors of biological neurons and the three classes of neuron activation (excitation) that code information between neurons about sensory events, cognitive processes, or motor actions.


New Radio Frequency Switch Enables Faster Video and Audio 5G Streaming

HRL Laboratories, LLC, researchers have achieved a major advancement in radio frequency switches over existing technology that will vastly accelerate data streaming in smartphones and other devices on 5G wireless networks with a more reliable signal and wider bandwidth for simultaneous data streams.




All-Memristor Architecture Could Enable Brain-Like Computers

HRL Laboratories, LLC, will leverage electronic brain-cell technology for a new computer architecture that promises more compact, energy-efficient, and capable systems. The program is part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program Foundations Required for Novel Compute (FRANC).


STELLAR System Will Enable Autonomous Systems to Learn for Life

HRL Laboratories, LLC, joins DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program to develop a breakthrough in machine-learning architectures for autonomous systems that will continually improve performance and update their knowledge based on experience, without human supervision.


HRL Employees’ Experience Touches Down on Mars

Before they were at HRL Laboratories, staff member Kayleigh Porter and intern Victor Ardulov worked on technologies for NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover that is currently exploring the surface of Mars. Porter 3D-printed ceramic parts for Curiosity’s SAM suite of tools and Ardulov was an undergrad intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on a virtual reality tool for mission planning.


Aligning Nanoparticles to Create Dense Materials

HRL Laboratories has successfully demonstrated a scalable, water-based nanoassembly manufacturing technique with many possible uses, including growing powerful rare-earth-free magnets and infrared optical materials. The new method is a bench-top task and is scalable to industrial manufacturing volumes.