Skip to content Skip to navigation

Labs & Centers

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 Design Laboratory logo

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 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.

Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group logo

Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group

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

Army High-Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC)

The Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) is a consortium of universities including Stanford as the lead along with University of Texas at El Paso, New Mexico State University and Morgan State University.

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.

EXtreme Environment Microsystems logo

EXtreme Environment Microsystems (XLab)

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

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.

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.

GPS Laboratory

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

KACST-Stanford Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics logo

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.

Multi-robot Systems Lab

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

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 website to learn more. 

Plasma Dynamics Modeling Laboratory (PDML)

The Robotic Exploration Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University conducts research in navigation, control, and motion planning for robotic systems that explore our planet and our universe.

Robotic Exploration Lab

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

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) 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.

Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory (SISL)

 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)

The Structures and Composites Laboratory includes composite structural design, including vibration, stability, impact damage and environmental effects; biological applications of composites; grid structures; composites in sports equipment; composite manufacturing; fiber optic and piezoelectric sensors; structural health monitoring; and smart structures.

Structures And Composites Laboratory (SACL)

The Stanford Flight Room is located in the basement of the Durand building. This is a shared experimental workspace in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Visit the Stanford Flight Room website to learn more. 

The Stanford Flight Room