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Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a university center of excellence in Defense science and technologies, with a focus in naval missions and related areas.  As a DoD-designated, U.S. Navy UARC (University Affiliated Research Center), ARL maintains a long-term strategic relationship with the U.S. Navy and provides support for the other services.  ARL provides science, systems, and technology for national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life through education, scientific discovery, technology demonstration, and transition to application.