Laser History

Innovate. Collaborate. Advance. We're enhancing technologies for automotive, aerospace and defense that make us safer, support our national security and improve our quality of life. More >

Open for Innovations


Smart People,
Groundbreaking R&D
Since our inception in 1997, we've advanced the state of the art in a number of technology areas.

Information & Systems Science
Sensors & Materials
Applied Electromagnetics
Foundry Services
Commercial MMIC Products
Machine Shop


Center for Neural and Emergent Systems (CNES)
The center is exploring new computing paradigms to create bio-inspired, intelligent machines that can interact with and learn from their environments. More >

The Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System—the world’s first “cognitive-neural” binocular threat-detection technology—could bring new advantages to the battlefield. More >

Enhanced Training Through Neurostimulation
It’s a case of life imitating art. Much as the sci-fi film “The Matrix” depicted a device capable of enhancing skill acquisition, researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have discovered that low-current electrical brain stimulation can accelerate the learning of complex real-world skills.

HRL news

02/2016 - HRL Demonstrates the Potential to Enhance the Human Intellect's Existing Capacity to Learn New Skills More >

02/2016 - HRL Laboratories' Breakthrough May Pave the Way for Gallium Nitride to Supplant Silicon in Integrated Circuits More >

01/2016 - HRL Laboratories Commemorates Former HRL Staffer and Challenger Astronaut Ron McNair on 30th Anniversary More >

01/2016 - Breakthrough achieved in Ceramics 3D Printing Technology More >

12/2015 - HRL Passes Milestone with 1,001 Patents More >

10/2015 - HRL Laboratories Developing Nanoscale Fabrication Technology for Large-Scale Performance More >

10/2015 - Lightest. Metal. Ever. More >

10/2015 - Game Changing Space Travel: HRL is developing ultralight materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures More >

09/2015 - HRL to Receive $2.2 Million Homeland Security Award for Mobile Authentication Research More >

08/2015 - Dr. Logan Sorenson Recognized as a "DARPA Riser" More >

07/2015 - Lightweight Sandwich Structures Lay the Groundwork for Micro-Drones More >

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We offer challenging work and exciting career opportunities in an ideal location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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