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Naval Research Lab Unveils Fiber Optic Sensor Tech for Autonomous Monitoring

Naval Research Laboratory personnel have introduced a new fiber optic sensor technology that can be integrated with an in-situ structural health monitoring system to provide autonomous monitoring of structural parameters including acoustic emission, temperature and strain. The U.S. Navy said Wednesday NRL researchers think data gathered from the intrinsic optical fiber sensor can help …

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Rear Adm. David Hahn Named Naval Research Chief

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. David Hahn, formerly special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, has been named chief of naval research at the service branch, the Defense Department announced Friday. He will succeed Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, who has been appointed deputy director of the Joint Strike Fighter …

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USPTO Issues Patent for Naval Research Lab’s Seawater Carbon & Hydrogen Extraction Process

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module‘s seawater carbon and hydrogen extraction process developed by the Naval Research Laboratory’s material science and technology division. NRL researchers designed E-CEM  to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas, materials needed to produce synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels, the U.S. Navy …

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Navy, Penn State Researchers Develop Collaborative Soaring, Data Sharing Algorithms for UAS

The Naval Research Laboratory has partnered with the Pennsylvania State University’s Air Vehicle Intelligence and Autonomy Lab to demonstrate algorithmic methods for telemetry data exchange between two soaring unmanned aerial vehicles. NRL said Wednesday its Autonomous Locator of Thermals algorithm and AVIA’s AutoSOAR autonomous soaring algorithm worked to enable two …

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ONR’s Matthew Klunder: Shipboard Laser Weapon Completes Operational Tests

The Office of Naval Research has concluded a three-month operational demonstration in the Persian Gulf of a shipboard laser weapon system that was integrated with the existing defense systems of the U.S. Navy‘s USS Ponce. David Smalley reports Wednesday that LaWS destroyed moving at-sea and airborne targets, including a small boat and an unmanned aerial vehicle, during …

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Navy to Power Ships Using Seawater-Extracted Fuel

The Department of the Navy plans to produce more than 50 percent of its jet fuel for ships from alternative sources by 2020 as part of efforts to achieve renewable energy goals, National Journal reported Friday. Marina Koren writes the Naval Research Laboratory is developing a technology for extracting gases …

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