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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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John Schaub Takes Helm as Naval Research Lab’s Space Tech Center

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Naval Center for Space Technology has appointed John Schaub as director and he will transition from his prior role as senior executive in charge of NCST’s spacecraft engineering department. NRL said Monday Schaub succeeds Peter Wilhelm, who retired from the research laboratory in 2015. “[NRL Commanding Officer Mark Bruington] and …

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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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Naval Research Lab Team Unveils New System for Graphene Film Fabrication

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed a method of using hyperthermal ion implantation as a means to substitutionally dope graphene with nitrogen atoms to produce a low-defect film with a tunable band structure. NRL said Monday the HyTII system was used to implant nitrogen into graphene to achieve doping via a direct substitution. “In …

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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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FCW: Zero-Day Bug Hits Naval Research Lab’s Unclassified Network

A Naval Research Laboratory-run unclassified network was a target of hackers who used a zero-day exploit to access the network, FCW reported Thursday. Sean Lyngaas writes U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Bruington, the NRL’s commanding officer, said the laboratory has worked to mitigate the exploited vulnerability after its discovery of the breach. “It …

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