The Advanced Technology mission supports national security by identifying new phenomenology that can be exploited in novel system applications and by then developing revolutionary advances in subsystem and component technologies that enable key, new system capabilities. These goals are accomplished by a community of dedicated employees with deep technical expertise, collectively knowledgeable across a wide range of relevant disciplines and working in unique, world-class facilities. This highly multidisciplinary work leverages solid-state electronic and electro-optical technologies, innovative chemistry, materials science, advanced radio-frequency (RF) technology, and quantum information science.

 This Ku-band airborne sense-and-avoid radar, shown during installation on a Twin Otter aircraft, has separate transmit and receive apertures. The radar electronically performs a two-dimensional scan every 2 seconds and can search a 10 nmi area to locate a target as small as 10 dBsm.

 

Leadership for Advanced Technology

Dr. Robert G. Atkins Dr. Simon Verghese Dr. Craig L. KeastDr. Craig L. Keast

 

 

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