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  • 19 February 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Ocean Sciences Division are optimizing the placement of ocean gliders and the usage of glider data to improve the US Navy’s ability to predict ocean conditions. “Predicting the ocean’s interior weather is challenging, yet it has important implications for all those who sail and operate on its waters,” […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Acoustics Division, with Bluefin Robotics, executed a record setting 507 kilometer (315 mile), long-endurance autonomy research mission using its heavyweight-class mine countermeasures autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Reliant. NRL’s Reliant AUV, when equipped with a low frequency broadband (LFBB) sonar system, is perhaps best known as the prototype for the […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor that will be lighter and capable of regeneration in the battlefield. The armor will be made of thermoplastic elastomers, soft, rubbery polymers converted by physical means, rather than a chemical process, to a solid. Consequently, the solidification is reversible and […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to provide engineering and physical life sciences research and development services in support of the NRL Chemistry Division. The single-award contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a contract […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    December 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s most important contributions to technology development and national defense: the Fleet’s first shipboard radar, NRL announced. NRL’s XAF radar, fondly known as the “flying bedspring,” was the prototype that showed the U.S. Navy what this new radio detecting and ranging system […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Research & Development

    The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) celebrated the opening of its Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR), during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington March 16. The LASR facility will integrate science and technology components into research prototype systems and will become the nerve center for basic research that supports autonomous systems research for the Navy and […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), announced that they will produce a variation of the Knifefish UUV for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Knifefish is a specialized Bluefin-21 UUV that is being developed for the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (SMCM UUV) program for which Bluefin is under subcontract to […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are working on designing and developing a novel underwater propulsion, control, and sensing solutions for near-shore and littoral zone missions. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have demonstrated many successful capabilities in inspection, surveillance, exploration, and object detection in deep seas, at high speeds, and over long distances. However, […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been granted the first U.S. patent for a method to simultaneously extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater. According to the U.S. Navy agency, this single process provides all the raw materials necessary for the production of synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Researchers from the U.S. Naval Reserve, the Office of […]

  • 10 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Rear Adm. Jonathan White, commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), visited the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Miss., on Monday, Dec. 5. Though CNMOC is headquartered at Stennis Space Center, the admiral had not taken a complete tour of the lab and its facilities since assuming command in 2009. White […]

  • 3 May 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a battery that is safer than fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, allowing for some recently banned applications to return to navy ships and other platforms. Researchers from NRL’s Advanced Electrochemical Materials group are leading an effort to create an entire family of safer, water-based, zinc batteries. They have demonstrated a breakthrough for […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have demonstrated for the first that they can discover cracks in the ship’s structure by detecting acoustic emission from cracks in riveted lap joints. Optical Sciences Division, in collaboration with the laboratory’s Material Science Division, used a distributed feedback fiber laser-acoustic emission sensor which showed that the structural health monitoring […]

  • 13 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Department of the Navy began counting down the final days to a Sept. 27 launch of its new joint tactical satellite, which will bring on-the-go communications to the battlefield. The Tactical Microsatellite (TacSat)-4, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), is scheduled to begin […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    USS Essex recently took to sea with a new coat of paint developed by researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the exterior topsides of Navy surface ships. Until April of 2017, NRL’s new single-component (1K) polysiloxane coating had only been tested on 400-800 sq.ft. areas of ships due to limited production quantities and […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy researchers are looking into the possibilities of having unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) constantly in the air, providing 24/7 information, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Working at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section, researchers are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Research & Development

    Refueling U.S. Navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms of logistics, time, fiscal constraints and threats to national security and sailors at sea. In Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S. Navy fleet, delivered nearly 600 million […]

  • 19 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is preparing for another set of field tests that could be used to develop underwater laser communicatio… By Michael Fabey (aviationweek) [mappress] Source: aviationweek, April 19, 2011;

  • 15 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the navy’s premier science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), have unveiled the UV-18 “Twin Otter” as the newest addition to the squadron’s fleet of aircraft research platforms. The UV-18 is the military equivalent of the DeHavilland DHC-6 — a high-wing, unpressurized twin engine turbine […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sixteen students from rural and remote areas of NSW were treated to a week of activities showcasing Defence careers as part of the Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program conducted from July 14-19. The program, in its second year and sponsored by the National Rugby League (NRL) One Community in conjunction with the Department of […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Bluefin Robotics, a Quincy-based provider of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), announced that the company, in support of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has successfully completed a long-endurance UUV mission from Boston to New York totaling over 100 hours with NRL’s Reliant “Heavyweight” UUV. The multi-day mission exercised UUV autonomy methods and demonstrated the capability of […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will be adding solar technology to its Hybrid Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it seeks to achieve a flight duration of over three days for the system. NRL has awarded Alta Devices a contract to deliver its light-weight solar technology for the UAV. Alta Devices noted that technologies developed for […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has adopted a new global weather forecasting model with the support of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), officials, May 30. The Naval Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM) became fully operational this spring, and today serves as a cutting-edge prediction system for Navy planners who depend on […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Tactical Satellite-4 successfully completes three weeks of intense testing, June 28, as part of the Navy’s annual Trident Warrior Experiment 2012 (TW12). TacSat-4 is a Navy-led Joint mission that provides Ultra High Frequency (UHF) satellite communications (SATCOM). Sponsored by Navy Warfare Development Command, Trident Warrior is an annual fleet experiment focused […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Research scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Electronics Science and Technology Division have developed a novel low cost, highly efficient spectral sensor for field analysis of solar cell irradiance performance and spectral distribution. Solar sensor boxes measure the amount of solar irradiation visible to the photovoltaic panels Solar sensor boxes attached to the […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, incoherent combining of high power fiber lasers for directed energy (DE) weapons and power beaming have proven effective in laser weapon systems (LaWS) prototypes now being temporarily deployed onboard select Navy ships. Based on architecture first proposed in 2005 by Dr. Phillip Sprangle, senior scientist, […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC) have played a key role in the development and transition of the Arctic Cap Nowcast Forecast System (ACNFS) from research to operational Navy use. The ACNFS replaces the Polar Ice Prediction System (PIPS 2.0). The Cutting Edge ACNFS provides real-time nowcast/forecasts at 1/12-degree horizontal […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division and Space Science Division have been awarded the Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Technology Transition Award presented by Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, Sean J. Stackley, May 14, 2013. Recognizing individuals and teams for outstanding contributions in promoting competition and […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado recently helped researchers from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) test their new, low cost, unmanned aerial vehicle ‘Nomad’. Tests concluded in August and helped demonstrate the Nomad’s upgraded launch and control capabilities as well as a new recovery capability by launching multiple vehicles in quick succession, conducting formation […]