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  • Advanced Diver’s Mask-Mounted Display System

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division

    This flip-up/flip-down device allows divers to see what they’re doing, whether looking for mines, scanning for intruders, inspecting ship hulls, recovering a body, searching for evidence, or studying fish behavior. (Winner of a 2012 National Award for Excellence in T2).

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  • Use of Bubbles to Control Biofouling

    Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

    The Navy is investigating the use of bubbles as an anti-fouling technology for use on submerged, hard surfaces in marine environments to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs for military commercial and recreational vehicles as well as to prevent the transfer of non-indigenous marine species.

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  • Maximum Packing of Cylindrical Objects

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific

    Originally designed for cell batteries, including those used in many high-tech and high-energy devices, this technology used established optimized packing algorithms for the development of space-saving holders that can be easily configured for various applications.

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  • CT-Analyst

    Naval Research Laboratory

    CT-Analyst uses the best computations possible prepared well ahead of time to provide accurate, instantaneous, 3D predictions of chemical, biological, and radiological agent transport in urban settings.

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  • Chromium-Free Compositions and Processes

    Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

    The Navy has developed and patented trivalent chromium pre/post treatment (TCP) an environmentally benign product that improves the corrosion resistance and bonding of paints to aluminum alloys, anodized aluminum, and sacrificial coatings. It can be used for military and industrial applications as a replacement for hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic carcinogen.

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  • Crimp-Imbalanced Protective Woven Fabrics

    Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

    Crimp-imbalanced woven architectures and gradients can be readily incorporated into current weaving processes to improve dynamic energy absorption in multilayered, protective woven fabrics.

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  • RAPIER Fire Detection

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific

    A software program that quickly and automatically detects and maps fires from high resolution commercial overhead imagery.

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  • Perchlorate Free Flares

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division

    New improved pyrotechnic compositions for red, green, and yellow flares which produce equal or superior emission intensities but contain no perchlorates.

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Navy Technology Transfer

Federal technology transfer legislation has been in place since 1980. It promotes the licensing of patented technologies developed in the federal laboratories for commercial applications as well as cooperative research and development efforts between federal laboratories and non-government partners. Much of the research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) at Navy and Marine Corps laboratories involves leading-edge technologies (such as those highlighted on this page) in a wide array of technical disciplines with tremendous potential for commercial applications. Moreover, the equipment and facilities available to test this research are often unique and cannot be replicated in the commercial workplace.

Contact the Navy Tech Transfer Office or the appropriate naval lab if you are interested in learning more about any of these featured technologies.