The first instrumented training system takes flight.
Whether you're flying in a plane, enjoying the outdoors, or defending your country, innovations from SRI have improved your safety and security. Learn about some of our many contributions over the decades.
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Environmental test methods
SRI methods help develop EPA testing still used today.
Radar that penetrates ground and foliage
Innovative radar helps find unexploded ordnance and other concealed items.
Formal software methods
We applied hard methods to software development.
Seeing thousands of miles beyond the horizon for advances in detection, tracking and mapping.
Environmental causes of lung disease
Foundational study helps establish air quality standards.
Healthier air for L.A. and the world
Steel super alloys
Super-strong alloys can handle the heat.
A softer ride on the rails dramatically reduces damage to freight shipments.