Ability to conduct specialized research up to the highest levels further enabling engagement with industry.

      Use-Inspired Research

      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.

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      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.

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      Technology Readiness Levels

      End-to-End Engagement

      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.

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      SDSI's Seven Research Thrust Areas

      New UniversityArizona 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.

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      Latest News

      Arizona State University (ASU) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense to create a new  “Pracademic Center of Excellence in Technology Transfer” (PACE/T2).  Technology transfer (T2) from Federal government laboratories, especially for the Department of ……

      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 ……