CENTAUR (Center for Navigation, Timing & Frequency Research) was established in 2022 in support of rapidly evolving and critical Army Position, Navigation, Timing (PNT) needs. UMBC has teamed with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) under a national consortium to develop an Integrated Photonics Center to address this rising need.

DoD Partner: Army Research Laboratory, Harry Diamond Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. 

Academic Partner Institutions: University of Arizona, George Mason University, UC Irvine, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,  and UMBC