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SRI gives rotary transmissions a makeover with a new cycloidal rolling motion that results in very high efficiency at a reasonable cost.
SRI research examines hollow-fiber membranes
Modifications by SRI enhance function and durability of affordable purification material.
an AMISR array
SRI leads development of a modular, mobile radar facility used by research scientists and students from around the world.
Coastal inlets and river mouths create dynamic, unpredictable environmental conditions that make it difficult to plan surface and subsurface ocean operations.
the ARM-H robotic hand
SRI and partners are developing highly dexterous low-cost robotic hands for military applications and other real-world uses.
researcher analyzing biocrude oil
An SRI-led team is improving a new two-step process for the production of transportation fuels from microalgae.
row of vials containing glowing material
In a nuclear or radiological incident, first responders must quickly measure the radiation exposure of a large number of individuals, since treatment options are radiation dose-dependent and time-sensitive. SRI is developing a biodosimeter to meet this critical challenge.
power plant
SRI's process produces pure hydrogen while capturing carbon dioxide and acid gases.
artist's rendering of a lump of coal with black oil dripping from it
SRI has developed a green, cost-effective approach to create liquid fuels from existing natural resources.
SRI provides high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and comprehensive physics-based system multibody dynamics (MBD) modeling
SRI's proof-of-concept system
SRI is developing a safe, low-pressure, conformable natural gas tank for light-duty vehicles.
scientist drawing a chemical structure
SRI is developing a novel point-of-care tool for the early detection of devastating diseases.
Estimation of River Characteristics from Remote Sensing Data.
SRI's falling-bead reactor
SRI’s carbon capture system can make economic sense today at facilities that produce and consume carbon dioxide.
Together with GexCon US, SRI is designing and conducting experiments to improve and validate tools used to minimize the risk of explosions or fires on offshore platforms.
An SRI researcher observes FRASTA images on a computer
SRI has developed a breakthrough technology for diagnosing and predicting fatigue failure in pipelines, aircraft, bridges, power plants, and other structures using quantitative 3D fractography.
Micro-cylindrical ion trap arrays
SRI is developing small, highly sensitive arrays for pervasive monitoring of chemical and biological processes in the ocean and other environments.
hollow fiber membrane being inserted into a pressure value
SRI’s hollow fiber membrane separates hydrogen from carbon dioxide at high temperatures and improves the economics of carbon capture from IGCC plants.
canisters of hydrogen stacked up next to a flammability warning sign
SRI has partnered with Sandia National Laboratories to provide the data necessary to ensure that hydrogen can be used safely as a transportation fuel.
A novel, ultra-compact variable transmission promises to dramatically increase efficiency for robotics systems and allow for safer human-robot interaction.
micro-robots
SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.
men lowering MIMS system into the water
For the Department of Energy, SRI and partners studied methane hydrate deposits in the Gulf of Mexico.
an SRI researcher examines a medical device prototype
To address a critical healthcare need, SRI is partnering to develop medical devices for treating children.
SRI researcher working on SRI's mixed- salt process
SRI’s mixed salt process uses known solvents in a new way to dramatically improve the economics of carbon capture.
SRI combines data assimilation algorithms with hydrodynamic forecast models for high-resolution forecasts of nearshore oceanographic properties for coastal operations. 
Three SRI researchers working on the wearable thermal management technology
SRI is developing a system to manage a person's heating and cooling individually, saving energy by not overheating or overcooling areas within a building where the person is not present.
gloved hand inserting a cartridge into the sentinel device
From raw sample to molecular results in minutes: The Sentinel Nucleic Acid Analysis System offers portable, real-time diagnosis of health conditions.
Two SRI researchers work on a RAX CubeSat
Disruptions in Earth's ionosphere from solar activity can cause communications blackouts, negatively affecting GPS and radio signals. SRI’s revolutionary small satellites offer a novel way to monitor such conditions.
chest x-ray using SRI's tomographic imaging source
SRI is developing technologies that could significantly improve tomographic medical imaging for cancer treatment and research.
SRI researchers examine a IPDM test device.
SRI has developed a novel approach to safely and efficiently render harmless weapons and ammunition that are no longer needed for military use.
image collage showing SRI's biometric system and a close-up of a man's eyes
SRI International is developing a system that delivers affordable, accurate iris recognition of moving subjects at a distance.
SRI develops graphical user interfaces to help non-expert end users set up high-resolution nested wave and circulation models for ocean forecasting.
artist's conception of a decomposing electronic component
To meet an important military challenge, SRI is designing a sensor system that can disappear on command.
power plant near water
SRI is co-developing a system for cooling water discharge ponds at thermoelectric power plants.
spectral glow
Spectral emission studies reveal meteorites’ contribution to airglow.
the prototypical Trauma Pod operating suite
With SRI as lead integrator, DARPA collaborators demonstrated how a remotely operated trauma pod could deliver emergency first-response treatment in the battlefield to stabilize patients for transport.
gamers looking at computer screens with a virtual scene on wall behind them
SRI International uses virtual gaming environments to research online behavior across cultures.
prototype camera on a tripod
SRI has developed a novel camera device that can detect unusual or excess vibrations in machinery and aircraft.
SRI is developing a new film to reduce heat loss through single-pane windows.