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NRL Invokes Cost Effective Approach to Improve Joint ISR Missions

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Radar Division has teamed with San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) to integrate maritime mode inverse synthetic aperture radar (maritime-ISAR) imaging capability with GA-ASI’s Lynx Multi-Mode Radar deployed on its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

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Department of the Navy Laboratories to be recognized at the 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards dinner

Three Department of the Navy laboratories will be honored 27April 2016 during the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s for Technology Transfer (FLC) National Meeting in Chicago.  Two laboratories will receive the FLC’s Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, which recognizes employees of FLC member laboratories and non-laboratory staff who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring […]

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The Value of Intellectual Property at Department of Navy (DON) Laboratories enhanced by the “Innovation Discovery Process”

The Innovation Discovery Process developed to increase the value of intellectual property created at the Navy laboratories, was initially sponsored by the DON Technology Transfer (T2) Program Office located at the Office of Naval Research (ONR).  This innovative process, called “innovation discovery,” purpose is to increase the Navy’s pool of invention disclosures, expand claims on […]

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NUWC, Rhode Island Partner to Strengthen Defense and Ocean Tech Sectors

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) has launched a new joint commercialization partnership with the State of Rhode Island. This partnership will place a NUWC employee on a two-year assignment in the Commerce Rhode Island offices to jointly strengthen the contributions of the defense and ocean technology sectors to the Rhode Island state economy by […]

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Navy Invents Solvent That Solves Environmental Challenge

Cleaning and degreasing aircraft and automotive parts is a necessary task, one that can be critical to the safety of Navy aircraft. Yet conventional cleaning solvents have presented an environmental and worker-safety problem that the Navy has long sought to alleviate. Spurred further by tightening environmental regulations, a Navy materials lab at the Naval Air […]

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Transparent Armor from NRL Could Also Ruggedize Your Smartphone

Imagine a glass window that’s tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn’t get scratched in a sand storm, or a smart phone that doesn’t break when dropped. Except it’s not glass, it’s a special ceramic called spinel {spin-ELL} that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been researching over the last 10 years. “Spinel […]

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Naval Research Laboratory, CRADA Partners Demo Ship-to-Shore Data Link

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) along with Mercury Continuity (MC) have successfully demonstrated the Tactical Reachback Extended Communications (TREC) system in the port of Miami. This NRL-developed communications technology, which provides a very high data rate transmission over long ranges, was tested as part of a CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) […]

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With Electron Beams, NRL to Clean Up NOx Emissions from Coal Power Plants

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has partnered with a power company to apply its pulsed electron beam technology to reduce the nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emitted by coal power plants. “This is an opportunity for NRL to a get a technology that we developed here out in the real world,” says Dr. […]

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Cargo Containment Security Technology From SPAWAR

In order to improve global cargo container security, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) developed custom network protocols, fixed network access devices, and handheld network access devices that include an Android-based mobile application. These technologies allow for monitoring and control of IEEE 802.15.4-based electronic locks and security devices on shipping containers throughout the global supply […]

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Innovative Atmospheric Plasma Technology Provides Navy and Marine Corps Higher Level of Maintenance

Working on the CRADA project. (Photo: FRCSW)[/caption] In November 2010, FRCSW became a federal laboratory, which opened its hangar doors to the world of technology transfer and improved its ability to leverage all Department of the Navy (DoN) funding vehicles. In May 2011, FRCSW signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Surfx Technologies, […]

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Helicopter Technology from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

Two fundamental but very important improvements to helicopter operations have been developed and patented at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Patuxent River (NAWCAD). One relates to rotor blade monitoring, and the other involves illumination of the messenger cable during nighttime or marginally optimum operations. Both technologies offer low-cost solutions to current helicopter operating hazards […]

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Navy Clamp May Prove Cutting-Edge for Industry

Naval Air Systems Command Lakehurst, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ – A specialized clamp developed by the Navy for use in cutting small or light weight pieces of metal or other materials in waterjet (slat-tabled) cutting machines is now available for licensing by industry. The offset force clamp firmly holds material, known as the workpiece, as […]

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