OADII was launched in support of the Aerospace, Defense, and Global Security initiative through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma. ADGS is one of four strategic research verticals identified in the university’s strategic plan that applies convergent OU research to significant, real-world challenges. Learn more at ou.edu/research
Through strategic investments over the last two decades, OU has created the nationally recognized Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), which is the largest university-based radar center in the nation. Next-generation radio frequency sensing and communication systems address a range of national security issues.
Specific areas of strength include defense radars/sensors, signal processing/AI/ML, spectrum sharing, remote sensing, weather/atmospheric radar, applied electromagnetics/antennas, automotive radar, biomedical sensors, UAS, cUAS, rapid prototyping, and microwave/mmw components/packaging.
Sustaining Department of Defense platforms is key to maintaining the readiness and operational capability of the U.S. military. We develop innovative approaches in additive manufacturing and advanced materials to drive down sustainment cost and improve functionality of legacy platforms by developing modernized software processes and systems.
Embedded Software Engineering
Additive/Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Science
AI/ML for Predictive Maintenance
Workforce Development and Upskilling
OU provides deep expertise in advanced technologies such as artiﬁcial intelligence and quantum technology, which are vital to addressing current and emerging national and global security challenges. These game-changing technologies form the basis of the “industries of the future” and provide unique advantages in enabling agile responses to ever-growing threats.
Reinvigorate DoD Systems
Global security challenges demand coherent strategies coupled with actionable policy recommendations. OU generates world-class international security policy research by pairing our excellence in technological research and development with expertise in international security policy, developing holistic 21st century policy solutions.
Cyberspace Security and Governance
Global Security Challenges