Integrating systems engineering with policy and operational expertise, we transition solutions from the laboratory to the end user in the field and field experience into the research. We make national security technology work in the real world.
Ever-quickening advances in technology improve the speed, quality, and capability of the devices we use in our everyday world. However, these same advances enable our adversaries and the threats they pose to our sponsors to evolve at the same rapid pace. Aided by world-class facilities and equipment, our team of experts can innovate at speeds never thought possible. We can go from an idea to a physical prototype in hours.
One example of this at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is our development of science and technology to address the emerging national security concerns related to additive manufacturing. PNNL’s additive manufacturing research covers three main areas: new materials and hybrid materials for achieving desired physical characteristics, custom feedstock formulations to create new materials, and pushing the art-of-the-possible on inexpensive machines. All of these allow for innovative and fast solutions to our sponsors' challenges.
We use a tailored and agile approach to systems engineering: reducing project execution risk, while simultaneously increasing the likelihood that solutions meet the end user needs and, thus, ultimately are adopted by them. Systems engineering approaches are right-sized to sponsor needs and projects and are built into the fabric of all our projects.