Who We Are


Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) is the Corporation's advanced-computing, applied research and development facility. We coalesce and transition innovation and domain expertise into operational applications for Lockheed Martin and the defense and government sectors. We push technology envelopes in advanced concepts, applied sciences, informatics, intelligent robotics, and spectrum systems.

ATL's value to customers has been in our ability to solve difficult technical problems by generating unique and multi-disciplinary approaches when previous traditional approaches have not worked. These unique and multi-disciplinary ideas originate from our diverse scientific, application, and operational knowledge and are propagated by our substantial network of customers, research partners, Lockheed Martin personnel, and operational subject matter experts.

ATL is currently focused on the delivery of creative and innovative solutions for our customer’s most difficult problems in the area of information technology and computer science, such as cyber security, informatics and advanced analytics, robotics, and spectrum management and new communications infrastructure. Some secondary technical areas of focus include machine perception and computer vision, cognitive science and neuroscience applications, nanotechnology and materials science, computational social science, and quantum computing.

Our Mission:
To provide a creative, entrepreneurial research and development laboratory within Lockheed Martin, effective at winning Contract Research and Development (CRAD), successful at executing it, and able to apply the results to Lockheed Martin Business Units or end users.

Our Vision:
Our vision is to be a recognized leader in applied research and development for important and strategic scientific disciplines for the Department of Defense and intelligence community. To supply transformational, innovative and disruptive information and computer technologies to anticipate and to solve complex, next generation national security and defense concerns.

Our History:
We have more than 75 years on the frontline of applied research and development, from pioneering the fundamentals of television in the 1930s and 1940s to creating polymorphous computing architectures and autonomous/collaborative unmanned systems today. We have a legacy of cultivating technologies that make possible some of the most sophisticated systems worldwide. We are an unparalleled resource of advanced-computing technology and software development, demonstration, and transition. Here's a brief overview of our legacy of technological innovation and success.

Our Organization:
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) reports to the Corporation through the Corporate Engineering Technology and Operations (CETO) office.

We employ 220 personnel, of whom 70 percent are engineering professionals with advanced degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, and psychology.