ARL:UT's functions: Research, Education, Public Service and Collaboration with Industry
What We Do
To maintain the nation’s technological superiority and meet existing and emerging challenges, the DoD invests in research, engineering, and prototyping activities. ARL:UT’s contribution includes groundbreaking applications and state-of-the art equipment in high-resolution sonar and undersea surveillance, satellite navigation and atmospheric tomography, and cybersecurity and information systems analysis. ARL:UT’s robust independent research and development program also facilitates the development and prototyping of technological solutions for the military and intelligence communities.
With its complementary relationship with the rest of the university, ARL:UT is educating the next generation of scientists and engineers. ARL:UT’s Center for Quantum Research is at the forefront of quantum computing technology, and it now offers coursework through UT’s Freshman Research Initiative. Programs such as the Honors Summer Internship and the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship provide students with hands-on experience and a first look at a research career.
UARC laboratories serve as subject matter experts and independent, trusted advisors to their DoD customers. ARL:UT’s high level of expertise and “honest broker” status in our core areas of acoustics, electromagnetics, and information sciences has resulted in substantial cost savings to DoD programs. The UARC charter under which we operate precludes ARL:UT's teaming with industry, other than collaborations and technology transfer approved by the NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) oversight office.