Tag Archives: Naval Research Laboratory

DHS, Partners Continue Autonomous Marine Vessel Evaluation

Triton Autonomous Vehicle

A cross-sector evaluation team led by the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate expects to continue testing Ocean Aero-built autonomous marine vessels for the rest of summer. The acceptance trials are part of a collaborative effort among eight organizations to demonstrate unmanned surface and underwater vehicles powered by solar or wind energy for maritime border security and law enforcement missions, DHS S&T said Wednesday.

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Capt. Gregory Petrovic Assumes Command of Navy’s Corporate Laboratory; Rear Adm. Lorin Selby Quoted

Gregory Petrovic

Capt. Gregory Petrovic, formerly an executive officer of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has started his new duties as commanding officer of NRL. Petrovic succeeds Capt. Ricardo Vigil, who will transition to the position of deputy director in the Navy Office of Low Observable and Counter-Low Observable Policy, Technology and Advanced Projects.

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Navy’s Hypersonic System Research Proposal Wins DOD-Hosted Annual Competition; JihFen Lei Quoted

JihFen Lei

A hypersonics research proposal from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been selected by the Department of Defense (DOD) to receive a $45 million grant under the DOD"s Applied Research for Advancement (ARAP) of Science and Technology Priorities program. NCST's winning proposal will explore materials and approaches to boost the performance of hypersonic weapons.

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CNO Michael Gilday: Navy Plans to Transfer Satellite Operations to Space Force

Adm. Michael Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Michael Gilday has shared the U.S. Navy's plan of transferring the operations of its 13 satellites to the Space Force and assured that the process will be easy due to both military service branches' connection to Space Command. The CNO also talked about the Navy's decision to continue doing space-related work at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

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Navy Develops Energy Efficiency Tool for Ground Forces; Richard Stroman Quoted

Performance Test

Naval Research Laboratory has created a software application designed to inform the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps on how to efficiently use energy resources. The IPOWER application, accessible via a web browser, simulates how the service branches store, gather and move energy resources. IPOWER determines how energy moves in a unit based on climate data, mission timelines and equipment models.

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Navy Research Lab Rolling Out Simulation Engine for Nuclear Detection

Nuclear Detection

The U.S. Navy Research Laboratory has developed a new software suite that visualizes nuclear detection operations for modeling and simulation applications under entities like the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The Navy said Thursday the SoftWare for Optimization of Radiation Detectors 7 engine models nuclear fission scenarios and utilizes an interface for the design and optimization of radiation detectors.

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NRL Appoints Stephen Meier as Director of Naval Center for Space Technology

Stephen Meier

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has appointed Stephen Meier, a three-decade federal government and private industry veteran, as director of its Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) in a string of executive leadership appointments. Meier will be responsible for managing the center and its efforts to develop spacecraft systems and ground command-and-control terminals.

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U.S. Navy Puts up New Tech Bridge Networks in Hawaii, Florida; James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy will establish new facilities to foster technology collaboration between businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions and investors in Florida and Hawaii. The service branch said Wednesday it will stand up two NavalX Tech Bridge sites in Panama City, Florida, and Honolulu, Hawaii, respectively, as additions to the U.S. military's innovation force.

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NRL Eyes Public-Private Collaboration to Support Quantum Info Research; Gerald Borsuk Quoted

Quantum Research

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) aims to promote collaboration between public and private sector organizations in support of its efforts to enhance quantum information science deployment. Two quantum collaboration meetings in November 2020 are intended to help NRL with its role as the QIS Research Center of the U.S. Navy.

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NRL, SDA Partner to Prototype Satellite Interoperability Testbed; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear

The Space Development Agency (SDA) has partnered with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to develop and test a simulation tool designed to assess the interoperability of satellites that will comprise a planned space defense layer. “The Space Development Agency appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with NRL on this important part of the process to develop the National Defense Space Architecture,” noted Derek Tournear, director of SDA.

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