In 2016, Alabama-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $4.3 billion. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, Alabama-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Alabama, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 4,331,301
Department of Agriculture 28,193
Department of Commerce 1,269
Department of Defense 2,731,036
Department of Energy 5,475
Department of Health and Human Services 302,210
Department of Homeland Security 256
Department of the Interior 2,178
Department of Transportation 16,647
Environmental Protection Agency 81
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,215,340
National Science Foundation 28,617

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



Michael Merriken
Advanced Simulation Center

Advanced Simulation Center

The Advanced Simulation Center consists of 10 individual facilities which provide missile and submunition hardware-in-the-loop simulation capabilities. The following types of guidance signals are included in the range of capabilities: microwave radar, millimeter wave radar, imaging and non-imaging...
Aerial Targets Laboratory

Aerial Targets Laboratory

The Aerial Targets Laboratory provides the capability to integrate and evaluate components and technologies on existing towed targets. It provides a facility to design, develop and assess performance of new target configurations. Information collected in this facility allows development and...