Stone Aerospace is a world-class rapid prototyping RDT&E company that specializes in “smart” gadgets, machines, vehicles, and systems. By “smart” we mean intelligent mechanical, electro-mechanical, and electro-optical devices working in isolated or tightly networked configurations from as simple as a hand-held single processor, single sensor, and interactive display instrument to hundreds of networked sensors, scores of onboard processors, and dozens of actuators, thrusters, motors, and propulsion units in a tightly integrated system that is either fully autonomous or remotely operable through high speed digital comm links.
Our expertise stretches broadly from deep underwater manned (PLSS) and unmanned (AUV) systems; specialized equipment designed for sub-surface exploration, mapping, and communications; unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) sub-systems, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sub-systems; as well as 3D imaging systems, auto-docking systems, and novel re-entry and manned space systems. See our Professional Services links for detailed information on the broad range of capabilities at Stone Aerospace. Check out our News link for the latest happenings at the company.
Stone Aerospace prides itself on being able to rapidly assemble extraordinary design teams centered around a nucleus of virtuoso engineers, scientists, and programmers that can be tailored to any high-tech problem regardless of the field of application. (See Design Philosophy at Stone Aerospace.) We keep our teams small, stay focused, and move fast. In addition, we keep our overhead low and our permanent staff lean. As a result, we will save your R&D budget every time.
We design and build real hardware, and almost without exception our staff operate and use the hardware we build in extraordinarily hostile environments. So we know a lot about how to make high-tech survivable when it counts.
We think outside the box. Therefore, we feel it is more important to design by the laws of physics than by parochial codes of practice and institutional blinding. If you are looking for someone to think smart, move fast, and operate “outside the system”, you have come to the right place.