The Husky vehicle is equipped with a novel ground-penetrating radar that can detect explosive devices buried beneath the road.

Advanced Capabilities and Systems

We are a multidisciplinary team that provides timely, technology agnostic solutions to the most challenging U.S. defense and intelligence needs. We conceptualize systems to meet these needs and then develop the systems in a fast cycle of experimentation and prototyping. We work closely with government intelligence and military users to identify the requirements for their unique missions. We have prototyped optical, RF, and acoustic sensors and built innovative autonomous vehicles for tactical and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. Algorithms developed for our experimental systems are enabling advanced signal and image processing, enhanced geolocation, and aircraft autonomy. Our military sponsors frequently deploy our prototypes to operational use.

Featured Projects

This miniature unmanned aerial vehicle is capable of autonomous navigation, including coordinated maneuvering within a large group of autonomous UAS.
Small unmanned systems are achieving new proficiencies in autonomy.
The Husky Mark III vehicle was deployed to Afghanistan for operational evaluation of the GPR's ability to find buried devices.
A ground-penetrating radar that detects objects deep underground can also help keep a self-driving automobile in its lane.

Advancing Our Research

Featured Publications

Design, simulation, and fabrication of three-dimensional microsystem components using grayscale photolithography

Oct 1
J. Micro/Nanolith., Vol. 18, No. 4, October - December 2019, 043507.

Approaches for language identification in mismatched environments

Dec 13
SLT 2016, IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop, 13-16 December 2016.

Automated assessment of secure search systems

Jan 20
ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, 20 January 2015, pp. 22-30.