Public Service

Mission-Related and Public Service Oriented R&D

ARL at UH works to provide quick response to rapidly emerging DoD, Federal and State requirements through the application of ARL at UH core competencies and complementary capabilities of other divisions within the UH system. This core competency promotes agile adaptation of solutions through incorporation of technological advances that may come from private or public partners.


The primary goals of this core competency are to (i) work in partnership with Navy personnel and other members of the DoD to identify and respond to emerging needs, and (ii) stay informed regarding technological advancements to bring relevant innovations to the attention of those in DoD who might benefit from them.


UH has internationally recognized experts in myriad fields and facilities that are competitive with the mainland or uniquely Hawaiian, for example, HIMB, the only laboratory in the United States that is built atop a coral reef.


In addition to these advantages, ARL at UH is located only a few minutes from the ocean, the Indo-Pacific Combatant Command (INDOPACOM) and military bases for all services including Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Schofield Barracks and Marine Corps Base Hawaii. This allows ARL at UH to conduct field tests with stakeholders on a frequent basis to support rapid transitioning of knowledge and capability to the Naval fleet.