The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has received the 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Mid-Atlantic Region Federal Laboratory Consortium for the lab’s work on contaminant transfer analyst and siloxane-based non-skid coating technologies.
The award recognizes NRL’s effort to deliver the CT-Analyst tool to first responders at the federal, state, local and international levels and for the lab’s development of a two-component siloxane-based non-skid coating for U.S. Navy surface ship decks, the Navy said Tuesday.
Two teams at NRL that earned the award comprised of representatives from the NRL Office of Technology Transfer, Office of Counsel, Defense Department TechLink and NFC Coatings.
FLC, a network of federal laboratories and federal facilities, presented the award to the researchers during the FLC Mid-Atlantic regional meeting and industry day on Oct. 18 at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland.
CT-Analyst works to help first responders predict chemical, biological and radiological agent transport in urban settings through its precomputed plume information databases called Nomografs.
The siloxane-based non-skid coating also has a longer service life-expectancy.
“Compared to legacy epoxy-based non-skids, the new siloxane-based coating provides greater color and profile retention in harsh operational environments, improved repellency of hydrocarbons, an ease of application, especially when sprayed, and most importantly, a longer life-span,” said Erick Iezzi, lead coating formulator at NRL Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering.