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Office of Naval Research, University Partner to Build USV Platform for Coastal Security

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research will collaborate with Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science to develop an autonomous unmanned marine vehicle intended for coastal security operations. FAU will conduct a five-year research project that aims to produce unmanned surface vehicles that would function as base ships for smaller …

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ONR Launches Innovation Effort to Accelerate Warfighter Tech Delivery

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has launched a program that seeks to facilitate the rapid delivery of new technology platforms to U.S. Marines and sailors. ONR said Monday the Naval Innovation Process Adoption effort aims to help naval organizations address technology development and acquisition challenges through a common problem-solving language and approach. …

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ONR’s Autonomous Resupply Program a Finalist for NAA Award

The National Aeronautic Association has selected an Office of Naval Research-led autonomous helicopter flight demonstration program as a finalist for the nonprofit organization’s Robert J. Collier Trophy. ONR partnered with Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary to develop the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System in an effort to accelerate the delivery of ammunition, equipment, food, …

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Marines Demo Autonomous Tech on UH-1 Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has demonstrated an autonomous technology on a UH-1 Huey military helicopter at Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. The flight demonstration was part of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System partnership between the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences, ONR said Wednesday. “With AACUS, an unmanned helicopter …

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Navy Adopts Mapping Tool for Live-Fire Exercises

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has sponsored the development of a mapping software platform for warfighters to map live-fire training areas. The tool is built through ONR’s TechSolutions rapid-response science and technology program and designed to integrate with the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Kinetic Integrated Lightweight Software Individual Tactical Combat Handheld …

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Navy Backs Underwater Simulation Research Project

The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has sponsored a research project that aims to identify new methods to protect special operations divers from unseen-oxygen toxicity. The study is led by Blair Johnson, a University at Buffalo professor of exercise physiology, and focuses on the human sympathetic nervous system that works to dictate …

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Marine Corps, Navy Host Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare Tech Demonstration; David Walker Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy hosted a 10-day exercise in April for defense, commercial and academic organizations to showcase emerging technology platforms such as unmanned aerial, multi-utility tactical transport and autonomous assault amphibious vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday that its civilian employees, contractors and  members of the Office of Naval Research and other research …

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DoD Allocates $163M in Fiscal 2017 Multidisciplinary Research Funds to 23 Projects

The Defense Department has selected 23 multidisciplinary research projects to receive up to $163 million over five years as part of a grant program designed for U.S. universities. DoD said Friday the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative for fiscal 2017 will involve 55 academic institutions and complement other DoD efforts that support traditional, single-investigator …

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