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T2 First Responder Technology Successes

First Responder Technologies

The DoN Technology Transfer (T2) Program is in the business of transferring technology originally developed by the DoN laboratories. DoN T2 is a committed partner in transferring technology relevant to the homeland security, first responder and law enforcement communities in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI).

The DoD DPSI, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs, coordinates DoD efforts to identify, evaluate, deploy, and transfer technology, items, and equipment to federal, state, and local first responders. Additional information is available at or [email protected].

DoN T2, as part of the DoD DPSI Working Group, provides potential capabilities and solutions to high-priority needs of the Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Justice as well as state and local first responder and law enforcement organizations.

Modular Advanced Technologies - Marksmanship Proficiency

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) Orlando, FL is a reconfigurable small-arms instrumentation kit of patent-pending assessment and diagnostic tools for use on the live-fire range. The toolkit provides instructors/coaches with additional direct measures to assess shooter performance. The system can be attached to the live-fire weapon in less than five minutes with no weapon modifications.


A miniature camera and beam splitting assembly are attached to the rear of the rifle’s combat optic to capture through-sight video.


Sensors provide data on basic weapon handling including trigger squeeze, trigger follow through, cant angle, buttstock pressure and steadiness. MAT-MP sensors are currently compatible with the M16/M4/M27 platforms.

Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL

Self-Decontaminating Clothing

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, is making materials that capture entire classes of contaminants, then break them down into something harmless. The porphyrinfunctionalized organosilicate sorbents technology is stable and can be used for clothing, air filters, or even coated on windows and vehicles. The material is washable and stable in extreme conditions.

Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Fine Water Mist Nozzle

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCADPAX ) Patuxent River, Maryland, developed a novel water delivery method that supplies a minimal amount of water for cooling/quenching fire temperature and suffocating fire with the steam that is generated. The Fine Water Mist Nozzle dramatically improves the ability to extinguish fires in small contained areas. NAWCADPAX demonstrated the nozzle at the Fire Rescue International Conference in August 2009, where it caught the attention of a firefighter equipment vendor.
Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD

Advanced Use of Force Training System

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) Orlando, FL has partnered with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in developing a computer-generated imagery (CGI) based advanced use of force training simulator (AUFTS). The simulator incorporates CGI with weapons tracking and speech recognition. The objective of this project is the development of a prototype training system that can be commercialized and utilized by law enforcement agencies at a reasonable cost. Through the DPSI Program, AUFTS will be loaned to the Massachusetts State Police Training Academy. The Massachusetts law enforcement personnel will be exposed to state-of-the-art simulation technology while providing valuable feedback to NAWCTSD.
Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL


Aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) is a valuable firefighting tool, highly effective at quelling blazes, and is commonly used by large city and airport fire departments. The equipment that dispenses AFFF must be tested periodically to ensure its continued readiness. However, testing the equipment by discharging AFFF is costly, presents environmental challenges, and requires extensive cleanup after every test. The NoFoam technology developed at NAVFAC EXWC is a way to test AFFF dispensing equipment without discharging AFFF. The NoFoam technology was showcased at the 2010 Fire Rescue International Conference.
Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center


The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed CT-Analyst, a tool that provides accurate, instantaneous, 3D predictions of chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agent transport in urban settings. In the past, more accuracy has always meant more computing and more computing means more delay. Waiting even a fraction of a minute for a simplified scenario computation can be far too long for timely situation assessment. Therefore, CT-Analyst uses the best computations possible prepared well ahead of time and captures their salient results in a highly compressed database to be manipulated and displayed instantly. A detailed, citywide model of dynamic urban airflow supplies a cutting-edge 3D database of agent airflow to power CT-Analyst. The accuracy of full 3D fluid dynamics simulations with meter-scale resolution is placed at the fingertips of first-responders and emergency managers, in a visual, easy-to-comprehend form with zero time delay.
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Perchlorate-Free Flares

New improved pyrotechnic compositions for red, green, and yellow flares which produce equal or superior emission intensities but contain no perchlorates. Pyrotechnics are used in a variety of applications including fireworks and colored signal flares. Currently available fireworks and signal flares use perchlorate oxidizers to produce their desired colors. Residual perchlorates from pyrotechnic devices may leach into groundwater and cause widespread contamination that requires remediation. NSWC Crane Division has reformulated pyrotechnic compositions to remove perchlorate ingredients, while maintaining good performance.
Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane Division

Homemade Explosive/Bulk Explosive Recognition Guide

The Home Made Explosive (HME) detection kit, was developed by a team of scientists at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) in 18 months, and is a valuable tool for U.S. and allied military forces because it provides a method to identify materials used in homemade explosive mixtures. Such mixtures are commonly used in improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq and are major hazards to coalition forces operating in those countries. The NSWC IHEODTD HME kit, which contains enough material to complete 25 tests, is an improvement over heavier, more expensive commercial kits and is tailor made for military operations. The NSWC IHEODTD developed kit is much lighter, weighing about six ounces vice two to 20 pounds, and far was less expensive than earlier variants, about $65 per kit vice $15,000. There are currently over 10,000 kits deployed to the coalition forces.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division