The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period.
NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development agreements and published 3,205 scientific and technical papers in fiscal 2015.
The agency itself developed cybersecurity technologies, a method to detect and locate methane leaks and trace explosives testing standards.
In one instance, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created the H*Wind hurricane and storm surge modeling technology and the flat-screen version of its Science On a Sphere application designed to display Earth weather and climate dynamics.
Also, the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences developed telecommunications standards, engaged in a cooperative R&D agreement to assess light detection and ranging technologies and helped to build video transmission tools.