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Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Applied Research & Technology Institute

Applied Research & Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to start a new contract with the Applied Research & Technology Institute?
The average turnaround time is 2-3 weeks to begin work on a new contract.  However, we work with clients based on their needs and have have the flexibility to modify the timeline as needed.

Who should I contact to discuss potential contracts?
Initial contact should be directed towards Justin Wiley, 303-871-3192 or

What is the explosives limit?
Limits vary pending application of use.  Generally, we have a limit of 2 lb. of explosive per shot above ground.  There are multiple factors taken into consideration for each contact.  For further detail, contact Justin Wiley at 303-871-3192 or

Is the range open to the public?
Based on the contracts and security clearances required, we are not open to the general public at all times.  We do work with individuals and groups wanting to learn more about our research and on-site equipment. 

What level of classified work is the Applied Research & Technology Institute capable of performing?
Currently, we are capable of classified research to the level of secret, but capable of going to top secret.