At HRL, we focus on advanced developments in electronics, information & systems sciences, materials, sensors, and photonics, with our workspace spanning basic research to product delivery. We have particularly emphasized capabilities in high performance integrated circuits, high power lasers, antennas, networking, and smart materials. Our staff is producing pioneering work and numerous patents in these areas. HRL has also delivered thousands of components tailored to demanding requirements and sophisticated algorithms with discriminators for immediate system insertion. HRL technologies fly in satellites and fighter jets, enable radars, provide communication protocols, and support the vehicles and systems of the future.
We have a rich history of discoveries and innovations, dating back more than 60 years to the days when Howard Hughes first created Hughes Research Laboratories to address the most challenging technical problems. Under that name, and now as HRL, our organization has a long-standing reputation of serving the national interest through contract and internal research and development. We continue to work with many Government agencies and laboratories. We also collaborate with numerous universities and academic institutions.
Today, our energetic 300-member staff is focused on the future and meeting the needs for new products and improved systems. Over 95% of our technical staff have advanced degrees – more than 70% have Ph.D. degrees. We focus on high performance game-changing technologies where we bring unique perspectives and capabilities. Our multi-disciplinary workforce lends itself to development of creative and innovative solutions that cross conventional technology boundaries to produce breakthrough solutions.