Enabling Greater Real-World Relevance
SDSI's ASURE leverages technical subject matter depth with strong defense-relevant operational cognizance, enabling advanced technology development programs and special projects.Learn More
Enabling a Fusion of Traditional Disciplines
SDSI is a unique university-wide initiative that can address the transdisciplinary dimensions needed to provide real-world solutions to the most challenging security needs.Learn More
Enabling Faster Technology Development
SDSI can fill the gap between traditional university basic research and industry development efforts, enabling end-to-end engagement of ASU across technology readiness levels.Learn More
SDSI's Seven Research Thrust Areas
Resilient Cyber Systems
Network, software, and data systems that provide cyber situational awareness and resilience to cyber attacks.
Advanced RF, Sensing, and Signal Processing
Technologies enabling spectral mutability, enhanced sensing, and advanced signal processing
Autonomous Systems and Processes
Technologies enabling trusted autonomous control and decision support systems.
Human Performance Augmentation & Training
Direct performance enhancement methods and live, virtual, and constructive training.
Flexible Electronics and Systems
Technologies that will enable conformable and/or deformable electronic systems.
Advanced Materials and Material Processing
Material characterization and multi-scale simulation for 'materials-by design'.
Technologies for rapid detection, identification, and remediation of bio-agent threats.
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact, including broader societal engagement through use-inspired research.
SDSI’s Director, Dr. Werner J.A. Dahm, gave the opening plenary presentation at the 2013 AIAA Combined Conferences held in Boston, MA during 19-22 August. Over 1000 attendees at the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics ……
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, met with leadership of the Security & Defense Systems Initiative (SDSI) on 9 May 2013 as part of a visit to ASU to give the Spring 2013 undergraduate ……