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Research Facilities available at NPS

Research Facilities

Official NPS Research Centers

Several Research Centers of Excellence have been established at NPS under the auspices of the Associate Provost and Dean of Research as per NPSINST 3900.2B.  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 Research Center supports the NPS educational mission and displays a clear benefit to NPS, the Navy and/or DoD.

Current NPS Research Centers of Excellence


Past 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