Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.
LED Pulser developed by Sandia delivers laser-like performance at fraction of the cost
When Sandia National Laboratories electronics engineer Chris Carlen got enthusiastic about flashlights containing high-power light-emitting devices (LEDs), he didn't expect his hobby to lead to the creation of a new, high-speed ...
New tamper-detecting seal is tough to fool
A critical area of security is ensuring that something inside a container stays there. Sandia National Laboratories has made the job easier with an innovative technology that detects signs of tampering.
Sandia teams with industry to improve human-data interaction
Intelligence analysts working to identify national security threats in warzones or airports or elsewhere often flip through multiple images to create a video-like effect. They also may toggle between images at lightning speed, ...
New fog chamber provides testing options that could improve security cameras
Fog can play a key role in cloaking military invasions and retreats and the actions of intruders. That's why physical security experts seek to overcome fog, but it's difficult to field test security cameras, sensors or other ...
Red and white fleet going green
When it comes to environmental sustainability, Red and White Fleet president Tom Escher is all in.
Sandia's new vibration table promises different ways of testing
It took decades for technology to catch up with the math David Smallwood worked out to control vibration table shakers.
Testing heats up at Sandia's Solar Tower with high temperature falling particle receiver
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles.
Warning Area in Arctic airspace to aid research and exploration
A 700-mile-long airspace that stretches north from Oliktok Point—the northernmost point of Alaska's Prudhoe Bay—to about 400 miles short of the North Pole has been put under the stewardship of Sandia National Laboratories ...
Digital in-line holography helps researchers 'see' into fiery fuels
Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It's important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those ...
Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials
Modern research has found no simple, inexpensive way to alter a material's thermal conductivity at room temperature.