DARPA Program Aims to Revolutionize Large Space Structures by Developing New Techniques for on Orbit Manufacturing
Meet our DEI Specialist, Tess, who talks about a few of the highlights HRL Laboratories has to offer.
Nina, a research engineer at HRL Laboratories, gives an inside view on beginning her professional career in HRL’s Sensors and Electronics Lab while navigating our unusual current social environment.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, scientists and engineers are taking on the challenge of developing sensors that are doubly-curved, like a bowl, under a new program from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) sighted on the advancement of infrared (IR) vision. Such curved photographic sensors can enhance clarity throughout an image by bringing its corners into equal focus and brightness as the center.
HRL Laboratories will design architected materials to be used on the leading edges of hypersonic aircraft as part of the Materials Architectures and Characterization for Hypersonics or MACH program from DARPA. Hypersonic vehicles fly at least five times the speed of sound. Leading edges are essential design features because they enable long-range travel at extremely high velocities while maintaining vehicle maneuverability.
HRL Additive, a new commercial effort by HRL Laboratories, LLC, has secured the first commercial sale of its groundbreaking 7A77 high-strength aluminum 3D-printing powder to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The production plant is dedicated to producing the printable aluminum powder, designated as 7A77, the first additive feedstock registered by the Aluminum Association.
Ad hoc mobile networks are extremely useful for soldiers or vehicles that can communicate with each other. However, deployment of these types of communication networks has been limited by security issues. HRL Laboratories’ Gavin Holland explains the patented software system he coinvented to detect misinformation attacks on ad hoc networks.
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.
Dan Sievenpiper earned his PhD in 1999 from UCLA, where he invented the high-impedance electromagnetic surface. Dan joined HRL Laboratories later that year, and during the next 11 years, Dan and his team developed new electromagnetic structures with an emphasis on small, conformal, tunable, and steerable antennas.
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).