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Aerospace Computing Lab (ACL)

The Aerospace Computing Lab (ACL) focuses on the development and application of numerical techniques in the design of aerospace products. Aerospace Computing Lab (ACL)

Aerospace Design Laboratory (ADL)

The Aerospace Design Laboratory (ADL) fosters the use of high-fidelity analysis and design tools in a variety of aerospace design problems including aircraft, turbomachinery, launch vehicles, helicopters and spacecraft. Aerospace Design Laboratory (ADL)

Aerospace Robotics Laboratory (ARL)

The ARL creates experimental systems for developing advanced robot systems and new control techniques with applications to free-flying space robots, undersea and air systems, mobile ground robots and industrial automation. Aerospace Robotics Laboratory (ARL)

Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group

The Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group is involved with research in applied aerodynamics and aircraft design. Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group

Autonomous Systems Lab

The Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) develops methodologies for the analysis, design and control of autonomous systems, with a particular emphasis on large-scale robotic networks and autonomous aerospace vehicles. Autonomous Systems Lab

EXtreme Environment Microsystems (XLab)

The EXtreme Environment Microsystems Laboratory (XLab) focuses on the development of micro- and nanosystems for operation within extreme harsh environments. EXtreme Environment Microsystems (XLab)

Farhat Research Group

The Farhat Research Group (FRG) develops mathematical models, advanced computational algorithms and high-performance software for the design and analysis of complex systems in aerospace, marine, mechanical and naval engineering. Farhat Research Group

Flow Physics and Aeroacoustics Laboratory

The Flow Physics and Aeroacoustics Lab conducts research on turbulence simulations, compressible shear flows, transition in boundary layers, aeroacoustics, jet noise, turbine blade heat transfer, aircraft vortex wakes and condensation trails, and numerical methods. Flow Physics and Aeroacoustics Laboratory

GPS Laboratory

The GPS Laboratory studies and builds systems for vehicle navigation and attitude determination.
GPS Laboratory

KACST-Stanford Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics

The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) at Stanford is a collaborative center of excellence for research in aeronautics and astronautics, established in partnership with the Hanson Experimental Physics Laboratory (HEPL) at Stanford. KACST-Stanford Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics

Multi-robot Systems Lab

The Multi-robot Systems Lab (MSL) studies distributed algorithms for control, sensing, and learning in groups of robots and animals. Multi-robot Systems Lab

Morphing Space Structures Lab

The Morphing Space Structures Lab develops deployable spacecraft structures, novel flexible composite structures, and origami-inspired structures.

Navigation and Autonomous Vehicles Lab (NAV Lab)

The Navigation and Autonomous Vehicles Lab (NAV Lab) develops robust and secure positioning, navigation and timing technologies. Research on navigation safety, cyber security and resilience to errors and uncertainties using advanced signal processing, sensor fusion and machine learning methods. Applications include manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous driving cars, robotics, internet of things and the future power grid. Visit the Navigation and Autonomous Vehicles Lab (NAV Lab) website to learn more.

Plasma Dynamics Modeling Laboratory (PDML)

The Plasma Dynamics Modeling Laboratory (PDML) focuses on development of computational methods and theoretical models to understand physical phenomena in various plasma discharge and gas flows, with a particular emphasis on spacecraft electric propulsion. Plasma Dynamics Modeling Laboratory (PDML)

Reconfigurable Structures Lab

The reconfigurable structures lab investigates the coupling between shape and function in space systems to create multi-functional adaptive structures and scientific instruments.

Reconfigurable Structures Lab

Space Environment and Satellite Systems (SESS) Laboratory

The Space Environment and Satellite Systems (SESS) laboratory encompasses both ground-based and space-based detection of the space environment and modeling to understand how the space environment affects spacecraft. Space Environment and Satellite Systems (SESS) Laboratory

Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB)

The Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) performs fundamental and applied research at the intersection of Astrodynamics and Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) to enable future distributed space systems. Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB)

Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL)

The Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL) researches advanced algorithms and analytical methods for the design of robust decision making systems. Of particular interest are systems for air traffic control, unmanned aircraft, and other aerospace applications where decisions must be made in uncertain, dynamic environments while maintaining safety and efficiency. Research at SISL focuses on efficient computational methods for deriving optimal decision strategies from high-dimensional, probabilistic problem representations. Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL)

Stanford Propulsion and Space Exploration Group (SPASE)

The Stanford Propulsion and Space Exploration Group, is a research group developing new propulsion and space exploration technologies in Stanford’s Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Stanford Propulsion and Space Exploration Group (SPASE)

Structures And Composites Laboratory (SACL)

Integrating sensing, computing, and energy storage, the Stuctures and Composites Lab (SACL) looks to pave the way to a future of intelligent multifunctional structural design. SACL is part of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department at Stanford University. Structures And Composites Laboratory (SACL)

The Boeing Flght & Autonomy Laboratory

The Boeing Flight & Autonomy Laboratory is located in the basement of the Durand building. This is a shared experimental workspace in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The Boeing Flight & Autonomy Laboratory