The Research Institute carries out applied research and engineering programs, principally to meet the needs of Department of Defense customers, but with significant related work for NASA and private industry. Some Research Institute efforts are carried out in close cooperation with customers, on site at government laboratories. The Institute staff has expertise in covering the life cycle of aerospace and defense systems. These include systems engineering and project management, technical risk assessment, software engineering, reliability and physics of failure and modeling of business processes, including supply chains. In addition, the Research Institute staff has expertise in the development and management of international projects and in organisational design and the management of technical professionals. The Institute operates a laboratory for studying the interactions of a vehicle with its environment at high velocity and has the capability to measure high velocity impact phenomena. Another laboratory contains a wide variety of test equipment for evaluation of materials and structures.
Conduct applied research and engineering programs, principally to meet needs of Department of Defense customers, but with significant related work for NASA and private industry. Carry out efforts in close collaboration with customers.
Provide expertise in technologies relevant to the life cycle of defense and aerospace systems.
Operate laboratories for studying the interactions of a vehicle with its environment at high velocity and for evaluating materials and structure.
For information about programs and activities of the Research Institute, please contact:
Dr. Steven Messervy,