The Naval Research Laboratory has introduced a twin-engine aircraft built to join the Scientific Development Squadron's air fleet. The UV-18 Twin Otter is an unpressurized high-wing aircraft designed to travel at maximum speeds of 190 miles per hour and reach an altitude of 13,000 feet on a six-hour flight, NRL said Tuesday.Read More »
The Naval Research Laboratory has deployed a plasma sensor platform aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft as part of the company's 17th cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The Space PlasmA Diagnostic suitE is built to track space weather conditions around ISS and detect potential hazardous charging levels for the station, the U.S. Navy said Monday.Read More »
The Naval Research Laboratory devised an approach that will address potential gaps in optical materials to boost their quality. The lab said Monday its scientists created a laser processing methodology that works to reinforce the optical properties of monolayer molybdenum disulphide and diminish the size of light emitting diodes.Read More »
Jay Cooper, formerly a comptroller at the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research, was appointed associate director of research for business operations at the Naval Research Laboratory.
He possess more than two decades of federal service experience and will perform policy development, executive management and program administration duties to support the scientific directorate's activities, the branch said Monday.
Capt. Scott Moran, a career aviator with the U.S. Navy, has assumed command of the Naval Research Laboratory as former NRL Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Bruington retires from service. NRL said Friday Moran took over as the 39th commanding officer of the Navy’s corporate laboratory during a dual ceremony that also recognized …Read More »
A team of Naval Research Laboratory chemists has produced and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor designed to offer the same ballistic properties of bullet-resistant glass at a reduced weight. NRL said Wednesday its research chemists used various techniques to develop a new material that could recreate ballistic properties of polyurea and polyisobutylene …Read More »
The Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron One, also designated VXS-1, has participated in a NASA-sponsored event that tested a variety of sensors and techniques used to water measurements in snow. NRL said Wednesday the SnowEx mission tested sensors, scanners and radar systems aboard the VXS-1’s Lockheed Martin-built NP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft …Read More »
The Naval Research Laboratory has teamed up with the Naval Air Systems Command and Air Force Research Laboratory to further develop a software system that works to guide unmanned aerial vehicles in simulated air combat missions. NRL said Wednesday that the U.S. Navy‘s Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence will support ongoing …Read More »
Scientists at the U.S. Navy‘s corporate laboratory will send two experiments to the International Space Station on Feb. 17 as part of the Defense Department‘s Space Test Program mission. The National Research Laboratory said Wednesday its Limb-Imaging Ionospheric and Thermospheric Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph and GPS Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometer Co-located experiments are two of …Read More »