Much of the research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) at Navy and Marine Corps laboratories involve leading-edge technologies 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. For example, a digital image enhancement technology first developed at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI as an improved means to detect mines under water can also be used for early detection of breast cancer cells.
How to Benefit from Technology Transfer
- Access to Naval developed technologies can help private industry, academic institutions, and state and local governments by creating jobs, increasing productivity, and enhancing competitiveness.
- Industry gains a competitive edge by leveraging government-sponsored research and development (R&D) activities and facilities.
- Technologies developed at Naval laboratories can enhance the competitiveness of small businesses as well as develop economic opportunities for state and local governments. They can also serve academia by expanding areas of cooperative research.
- Businesses that license inventions that are jointly or solely owned by a Navy or Marine Corps laboratory save the cost of conducting R&D that has already been performed.
- Through commercialization of its technologies, the Navy and Marine Corps receive a much greater return on their R&D investment.
Wavelet Mathematics Facilitates Detection Of Underwater Mines And Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
A digital image enhancement technology first developed at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI as an improved means to detect mines under water can also be used for early detection of breast cancer cells.