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Solutions to substantial, visionary problems of long-term importance to the public

US Army BAC concentrator kit prototypeAs a center for innovation, PARC’s open business model, expertise across a broad range of emerging technology domains, and interdisciplinary approach distinguish our capabilities from those of the traditional, captive R&D facility. PARC provides the full spectrum of project outcomes, from concept exploration to the delivery of full-featured prototypes into the field.

Throughout nearly four decades of engagements with government agencies and program partners, PARC has delivered foundational technology platforms and prototypes with the potential for commercialization, entrepreneurship, industry creation, and job creation.

U.S. government agencies ARL, DARPA, DTRA, DOE, IARPA, NIH, NIST, and ONR have funded PARC programs.

Teaming partner

PARC collaborates with many other leading government contractors on major, cross-organizational programs and consortia. Our work with industry partners has established a strong network of companies capable of advancing the output of these programs to commercially supported products.

Case study

Transforming a novel laboratory concept into a field-ready prototype: PARC enhances U.S. Army’s bioagent-detection technology and delivers fully functional, field-ready prototypes

one of 12 prototype, portable bio-agent concentration kits, developed by PARC for the U.S. Army

current government projects

a few of PARC's federally funded innovation programs

Developing mobile, wireless infrastructure for urban battlefield environments, implementing robotic access points that use movement to ensure high-quality connectivity in complex settings; in conjunction with project lead Lockheed Martin, and Carnegie-Mellon Univ.

DARPA RealNose: Working with project lead Evolved Machines to develop an olfactory sensor based on sensing receptors in the human or canine nose

DARPA blast dosimeters: Developing and prototyping all-printed, disposable, blast dosimeters, aimed at creating a flexible, wearable, electronic “tape” that contains sensors to record data associated with exposure to explosive blasts in the battlefield

DARPA VIGIL (Visible InGaN Injection Lasers): Producing a prototype, high-power 500nm semiconductor laser to obtain green light from GaN-based laser diodes; program participants include Univ. of South Carolina, TDI Inc., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kansas State Univ., Arizona State Univ., and Polish Academy of Sciences

DARPA WAND (“Wireless Network after Next Adaptive Network Development”): Designing and developing network technologies to establish ultra-large, highly scalable, highly adaptive ad-hoc networks; program participants include BBN (lead), Agile Communications, Sparta, SSC, UC Santa Cruz, Univ. of Pennsylvania, and Virginia Tech

DTRA X-ray imaging: Applying amorphous silicon (a-Si) expertise to develop a portable, digital x-ray, flat-panel imaging system; also developing ultraviolet light emitters for bioagent sensors in detection systems

ONR water purification: Developing compact high throughput membrane-less pretreatment for reverse osmosis, a water purification technology platform that reduces cost, energy, space, and material requirements

NIH bioinformatics: Developing bioinformatics algorithms and software for proteomics, improve the sensitivity and reliability of protein identification by mass spectrometry