Florida Research Laboratory Panama City, FL

Capabilities & Services
  • ARA operates a research facility consisting of general office space and dedicated spaces for laboratory and bench- and pilot- RDT&E work. The facility is located in downtown Panama City, adjacent to St. Andrews Bay with line of site to Coastal Systems Station, Tyndall AFB, and the Gulf of Mexico.

    This facility consists of:

    • A 20,500 square-foot area with 12,500 square-foot for general office space including a 600 square-foot conference room equipped with VTC and large screen projection capabilities
    • A 3,350 square-foot high bay demo/fabrication area
    • A 900 square-foot prototype development lab with 20 foot ceilings, 240V and 120V power, and 75 linear feet of bench space
    • A 500 square-foot fully equipped analytical lab

    The lab spaces are equipped with chemical handling equipment (hoods, balances, beakers, stir plates, etc.) and other standard laboratory equipment (microscopes, hotplates, vacuum and liquid pumps, compressed gases, pH and specific-ion meters, temperature and flow gauges, sieves, temperature-controlled liquid baths, automated mixing devices, ovens, furnaces, autoclaves, etc.). Advanced analytical instrumentation such as ion chromatographs, GC-MS, Raman, UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometers, as well high pressure liquid chromato­graphs are available. All of the laboratory equipment is owned by ARA. The prototype development lab space has a 4-foot wide door, 20-foot high ceiling, and a 6-foot wide walk in chemical exhaust hood ideal for performing small-pilot scale work. These facilities have access to all analytical instrumentation described above, reducing the time and costs associated with analysis of samples during pilot-scale research.

Other Facilities

ARA has 71 offices in the United States and in Canada, some of which have:

  1. SEI CMMI Certification
  2. Laboratories
  3. Manufacturing/Prototyping Facilities
  4. Testing Facilities

Laboratory Facilities

  1. Engineering Science - Denver, CO
  2. Environmental RDT&E Laboratory - Panama City, FL

Manufacturing/Prototyping Facilities

  1. Ablatives Laboratory - Centennial, CO
  2. Manufacturing/Prototyping Facility - Randolph, VT

Testing Facilities

  1. Materials Testing Laboratory – Randolph, VT

Divisions / Offices


Florida Research Laboratory
Call 802-728-4588 for more information.


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