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  • 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;

  • 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,” […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has American defense contractor Harris Corporation a $27 million order to deliver maritime electronic warfare (EW) payloads for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Advanced Decoy Architecture Project (ADAP) program. The order, issued under a three-year, $54 million ceiling IDIQ contract received in September 2015, also includes testing and engineering services to help meet […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    American automaker General Motors has partnered with the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into the next generation of Navy’s unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. Hydrogen fuel cells convert high-energy hydrogen efficiently into electricity, resulting in vehicles with greater range and endurance than those powered with […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory awarded BAE Systems a $3.9 million contract to develop a customized variant of the lock-on naval electro-optic/infrared sensor system (LockNESS™) maritime defense system. Proliferation of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft (FAC/FIAC), which can be deployed at a relatively low […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Former U.S. Navy research vessel R/V Melville, now BRP Gregorio Velasquez, arrived to Manila, Philippines today, June 10 as the Philippine Navy’s first dedicated research vessel. The U. S. Navy transferred ownership of BRP Gregorio Velasquez to the Philippine on April 27, 2016. The 279 feet (85m) long vessel arrived to the country after almost a month and […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, one of the Bechtel group of companies, has been awarded contract extensions projected to be valued at approximately $13 billion by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Navy to continue providing management and operations services at the Bettis and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories. Under the two 5-year extensions, carried […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Industry news

    A new sensor and software suite sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently returned from West Africa after helping partner nations track and identify target vessels of interest as part of an international maritime security operation, officials announced July 10. Researchers deployed the system, called “Rough Rhino,” aboard U.S. aircraft, ships and partner […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation’s newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space. The ship is owned by the U.S. Navy, will be operated […]

  • 16 March 2012

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus made his first visit to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command, March 12. Accompanied by U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip in the House of Representatives, Mabus met with NSWC IHD Commanding Officer Capt. Andy Buduo and […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. President Barrack Obama has included a $1.42 billion request for federal funding of the nation’s naval reactors program in his 2017 budget request. This means that the Kenneth A. Kesselring site and the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, two sites involved in the naval program will be maintained and grown, as the U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said in a statement […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) yesterday announced plans to issue 24 awards totaling $167 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research.   The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program supports research conducted by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in […]