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Research Facilities available at NPS

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Current Research Centers

Several Research Centers of Excellence have been established at NPS under the auspices of the Associate Provost and Dean of Research.  A Research Center is a group of faculty/staff with a significant concentration of expertise in a particular area normally with an emphasis on applications.  Every Center supports the NPS educational mission and displays a clear benefit to NPS, the Navy and/or DoD.


Older Research Centers

Unique Research Facilities

The Naval Postgraduate School has several unique research facilities. These facilities have been developed to provide faculty and students with a dynamic research environment to work on problems of special interest to the Department of the Navy/Department of Defense. Classified facilities at NPS allow research up to the Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) level.

  • Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS)
  • Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Program
  • Cryptologic Research Laboratory (CRL)
  • Directed Energy Simulation Laboratory
  • Interactive Digital Environment Analysis (IDEA) Laboratory
  • Ocean Acoustic Observatory
  • Radar/Electronic Warfare Laboratory
  • Rocket and Combustion Laboratory
  • Secure Computer Network Research Laboratory
  • Small Satellite Development Laboratory
  • Secure Space Systems Research
  • Spacecraft Research and Design Center
  • Systems Technology Battle Laboratory
  • TurboPropulsion Laboratory