Undersea Systems Office


The Undersea Systems Office serves as a research center of excellence in undersea weapons, unmanned undersea vehicles, and advanced sonars supporting our national security and undersea warfare sponsors through the development and demonstration of science and technology with the expertise, tools, and processes to take concepts from the early developmental phase through transition to industry and the fleet.


  • Advanced Sonar Systems
  • Signal Processing, Target Tracking/Classification, and Data Fusion
  • Autonomous Vehicle Guidance and Control
  • Embedded, Real-time Software
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Design
  • Power and Energy Systems Design and Development
  • Fiber Optic Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation/Operations Research
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • System Engineering, Integration and Test

Research Facilities

  • High Energy Test Facility
  • Steam Plant Test Facility
  • Rod Bundle Heat Transfer Facility
  • Liquid Metal Fueling Facility
  • Transducer Fabrication Laboratory
  • Underwater Acoustic Test Facilities
    Test pool and full ocean depth pressure tank
  • Piezo-Material Characterization Laboratory
  • Undersea Vehicle Test Facility (Keyport, WA)
    Development, maintenance, and in-water testing of undersea vehicles on instrumented test ranges

Get in touch with ARL at webinquiry@arl.psu.edu or through our contact form.