Scottsdale Site: SkySong

The Security & Defense Systems Initiative (SDSI) has an off-campus facility just 10 minutes from our Headquarters for applied research, advanced technology development projects, and for restricted access projects.

Our facility at SkySong houses scientists, engineers, and other researchers who work on programs involving higher technology readiness levels (TRLs) than do the basic research and early-stage applied research programs conducted by our on-campus researchers.  In addition, our SkySong facility also can conduct restricted-access projects that draw on the technical subject matter depth and strong defense-relevant operational cognizance of the staff in our off-campus component, called ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE). Research by the professional staff in our SkySong facility complements and is integrated with our on-campus research component while allowing compartmentalization to protect sensitive or proprietary information.

This higher-TRL and classified capability enables end-to-end involvement by ASU and its collaboration partners in research and development efforts that span from early conceptual stages to advanced technology development, system development and demonstration, and where appropriate even to fielding and sustainment.

Address: 1475 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ