Advanced Technology
and Systems Division

Re-imagining how humans work, navigate, and protect the world

SRI’s Advanced Technology & Systems division is known for work in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. We’re at the leading edge of human-machine interaction, sensing, and other applied technologies that are turning data into usable knowledge.  

SRI also leads the government-supported Quantum Economic Development Consortium, an initiative designed to grow and advance the quickly evolving quantum industry.  

170+ Equivalent full-time staff

5+ Geographic locations

90+Concurrent projects

“I started at SRI about 15 years ago because I was looking for a role in a research organization that would afford me the freedom to pursue what I was interested in and had a strong public-benefit mission — and what I found is precisely that and much more.”

John CrowePresident, Advanced Technology & Systems Division
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 A multitude of leading-edge technologies

Our Advanced Technology & Systems division teams work in the following focus areas:  

Our labs coast-to-coast are pushing the boundaries of applied science in hardware security; optoelectronic systems; quantum sensing; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); and pointing, navigation and timing (PNT).   

Applications of quantum sciences are poised to revolutionize the world. SRI is emerging as a global leader and innovator in this exciting field. We develop state-of-art, quantum-enabled sensors in small-form factors to enable stand-off sensing, imaging, and pointing, navigation, and timing (PNT) applications.  

This lab brings together deep research in optical and high-energy density materials for survivability; photonic and nanofabrication; advanced radar facilities; atmospheric and ionospheric physics; and space weather event monitoring.   

SRI is developing, facilitating, and partnering on powerful, world-changing technology in surveillance systems; radar and radio frequency (RF) system engineering and signal processing; and ocean modeling.   

Our renowned applied technology lab focuses on radar engineering and operations as well as robotics work in human-machine interaction, telesurgery, safety, and security.

Real-world impact

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