Sea Perch Attracts Kids to Fleet Week
The Office of Naval Research partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, to introduce underwater robotics to children at Staten Island's Stapleton Pier during Fleet Week New York 2008, May 21-28. Before and after touring three ships moored at Stapleton Pier – USS Monterey (CG 61), USS Nitze (DDG 94) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) – children and adults alike flocked to the booth of the Sea Perch project for a chance to play with miniature remote-controlled submersibles. A collaborative effort between the Office of Naval Research and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers…
Anteon Awarded $15.8M Contract
Anteon International Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research for the Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department (ONR-30) and the Office of the Vice Chief of Naval Research. Anteon will provide program management and engineering services to the ONR-30 at its offices in Arlington, Virginia. The estimated value of this contract, if all options are exercised, is $15.8 million over a five-year period of performance. ONR-30 is the principal agency within the Office of Naval Research for U.S. Marine Corps Science and Technology Programs. Its mission is to support the development of Naval Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare through the exploitation and subsequent application of science and technology.
ONR Science and Technology Partnership Conference Draws 1,300
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced Aug. 12 that more than 1,300 science and technology (S&T) industry professionals gathered to engage with ONR's principal S&T decision makers at the 2008 Naval S&T Partnership Conference. The partnership conference is offering members of the science and technology industry the unique opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from a wide range of organizations and disciplines committed to the exploration and discovery of new and promising innovations. "We are interested in tapping into all the science and technology we can find. Wherever the best stuff is, ONR wants to go get it," said Rear Adm. William Landay, chief of naval research at ONR.
ONR Presents Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award
Chief of Naval Research and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) honored the recipient of the 2006 Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science at a ceremony at ONR's headquarters in Arlington, Va., Oct. 30. Rear Adm. William Landay III and ONR honored Dr. Michael F. Shlesinger as the 2006 recipient. The Dr. Fred E. Saalfeld Award recognizes the significant lifetime achievements in science by individuals who are civilian employees with the Department of the Navy, members of the military service on active duty, or grantees or contractors funded by the Department of the Navy. The award consists of a plaque, a certificate, and $7,500, for government civilians or military personnel.
ONR to Christen Advanced Electric Ship Demonstrator
The Advanced Electric Ship Demonstrator (AESD), Sea Jet, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is a 133-ft. vessel located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho. Sea Jet will operate on Lake Pend Oreille, where it will be used for test and demonstration of various technologies. Among the first technologies tested will be an underwater discharge waterjet from Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc., called AWJ-21, a propulsion concept with the goals of providing increased propulsive effiency, reduced acoustic signature, and improved maneuverability over previous Destroyer Class combatants. (U.S. Navy Photograph by John F.
$5.3M Navy Deal Awarded
Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, Pa., is being awarded a $5,310,332 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continuing research and development under the Dominant Battlespace Command (DBC) Program. for the end objective of the DBC system. The DBC Program's ultimate objective is to extend visualization and display technologies and integrate them with emerging command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance concepts to evolve a system that provides dominant battlespace awareness. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., and is expected to be completed by January 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under a Naval Research Laboratory broad agency announcement.
IOMAXIS Awarded $245 Mln Contract to Support NRL
IOMAXIS, provider of technologies and mission-focused solutions for the intelligence, defense and civilian government markets, said it has been awarded a seat on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract valued at up to $245 million to give technological support and assistance to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Through opportunities under this contract, IOMAXIS will provide research, development and technical support to strengthen the NRL’s initiatives in defense, intelligence and security technologies. “We are honored to have this opportunity to work with the Naval Research Laboratory,” said Dennis Kelly, CEO of IOMAXIS.
Bath Iron Works Lands $9.2 Million Project
The Office Of Naval Research awarded $9.2 million to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works to design and manufacture an advanced propulsion system for a technical demonstration vessel. Known as Advanced Hull Form Inshore Demonstrator (AHFID), the project directly supports the Navy's decision to implement electric drive in future naval combatants. The AHFID award is the culmination of the Office of Naval Research technology symposium for Maine businesses and educational institutions held in Portland during June 1999. In the AHFID program, the University of Maine will be furthering the technologically driven advanced materials engineering. The propulsion motor will be housed in a pod fabricated with advanced composite materials designed by the University.
Whats Needed for Future Force
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert outlined his thoughts Feb. 4 on three science and technology objectives for the Navy and Marine Corps of the future, at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO in Washington, D.C. Speaking before nearly 3,000 attendees from across government, academia and industry, Greenert charged his audience to reduce reliance on gunpowder; increase stamina for underwater unmanned vehicles' power and propulsion systems; and increase focus on cybersecurity.
Full Steam Ahead for Navy's Science
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has begun a new era, as Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter-a decorated aviator with advanced degrees in both computer science and national resource strategy-was sworn in as the chief of naval research (CNR). Winter officially took the helm of ONR, the organization that leads Navy and Marine Corps research efforts, during a change-of-command held on Dec. 30. The ceremony was held at the Pentagon and officiated by the Honorable Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition).
Chief of Naval Research Helps Steer New Tech for the Fleet
When discussing the Navy’s top science and technology (S&T) priorities with military, government and industry leaders, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter reflected on his college days at the University of Notre Dame. “When I graduated from Notre Dame 30 years ago, many of the things that the Navy had in the ‘petri dish’ back then, so to speak, are being used today throughout the fleet,” said Winter. On Jan. 13, Winter gave the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association’s 28th Annual Symposium, held in Crystal City, Virginia.
Materials Tests to Proceed in Pascagoula
integrate high speed, power dense, propulsion system technology. be completed by October 2004. the end of the current fiscal year. Agency Announcement. is the contracting activity (N00014-03-C-0209).
Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Deal
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Ms., is being awarded a $9.7m cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for Aperstructures. "Aperstructures" is an Office of Naval Research coined word developed from the concept of incorporating the structural component of an aperture into the load carrying members of a ship's superstructure. The Aperstructures program herein addresses risk reduction for the incorporation of large and small arrays into a notional superstructure. This program will demonstrate the structural integrity of the integrated radar/structure analytically and with verification through testing. Work will be performed in , and work is expected to be completed Aug. 2011. Contract funds in the amount of $9,771,525 will expire at end of current fiscal year.
Oceaneering Wins Navy Contract
Oceaneering International, Inc., Hanover, Md., is being awarded a ceiling $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the technology development, system development and demonstration phases for the High Capacity Alongside Sea Base Sustainment Large Vessel Interface Lift On/Off HiCass LVI Lo/Lo). Work will be performed in Hanover, Md., and is expected to be completed in September 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured under an Office of Naval Research Request for Proposal (RFP Number N00014-05-R-0009). The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00014-05-D-0521).
MLD Test Moves Navy a Step Closer to Lasers for Ship Self-Defense
ARLINGTON, Va. — Marking a milestone for the Navy, the Office of Naval Research and its industry partner on April 6 successfully tested a solid-state, high-energy laser (HEL) from a surface ship, which disabled a small target vessel. The Navy and Northrop Grumman completed at-sea testing of the Maritime Laser Demonstrator (MLD), which validated the potential to provide advanced self-defense for surface ships and personnel by keeping small boat threats at a safe distance. The latest test occurred near San Nicholas Island, off the coast of Central California in the Pacific Ocean test range. The laser was mounted onto the deck of the Navy’s self-defense test ship, former USS Paul Foster (DD 964).
This Day in Naval History - March 20
1833 - Capt. David Geisinger of the sloop Peacock negotiates the first commercial treaty with the King of Siam. 1922 - USS Jupiter is recommissioned as Langley (CV 1), the Navy's first aircraft carrier. 1939 - The Naval Research Lab recommends financing a research program to learn to obtain power from uranium. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.
ONR Continues ACCeSS Research Funding
The Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS) at Stevens Institute of Technology announced major funding for the next five years worth $4.5m by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as part of its National Naval Responsibility – Naval Engineering (NNR-NE) program. ACCeSS is a consortium of both University and Industry partners including: the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Post Graduate School, University College London; Florida Atlantic University; Webb Institute; Lockheed Martin; AMSEC LLC (Northrop-Grumman); VT Shipbuilding and Band-Lavis Associates. Established at Stevens in 2002, the ACCeSS Research Center…
MECO Builds Second Shipboard Desalination System
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) selected MECO to construct a new prototype advanced desalination system. This is the second time that ONR has turned to MECO, a producer of water purification plants, to provide a highly reliable and energy efficient solution. The Office of Naval Research coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Last month, the Office of Naval Research awarded MECO the construction of a 100,000 GPD (gallons per day) system to be demonstrated on an LHA Amphibious Assault Ship. The new system, a 4,000 GPD unit, joins the 100,000 GPD as part of multiphase ONR Future Naval Capability program aimed at introducing new desalination capabilities to the Navy fleet.
CNO Tasks Office of Naval Research with Looking for the "Next Big Thing"
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead visited the Office of Naval Research (ONR) June 13 and spoke about the vital role he sees science and technology playing within the U.S. "This, I believe, is the organization that will be able to deliver that for the Navy," said Roughead. "Because you have the insights, you have the intellect, you have the tentacles that reach out into the organizations that produce the types of ideas and technologies that will give the Navy the next big thing. And the next big thing really does come from you ... from our people. Innovative next-generation technology is key to ensuring that Sailors and Marines are never in a fair fight, emphasized Roughead. In particular he sees opportunities and challenges in the area of cyberspace.
US Navy to Display Electromagnetic Railgun
The U.S. The Electromagnetic Railgun – a weapon that the U.S. Navy says will play a significant role in its future – will be on display to the public for the first time on the East Coast Feb. 4-5 at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO in Washington, D.C., officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced. With Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert set as the event's keynote speaker on Feb. 4, the EXPO promises to be a window into the future of the U.S. Navy, showcasing the latest advances in power projection and force protection.
USN Railgun at Future Force EXPO
The Electromagnetic Railgun-a weapon that will play a significant role in the future of the U.S. Navy-will be on display to the public for the first time on the East Coast Feb. 4-5 at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO in Washington, D.C., officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced Jan. 13. With Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert set as the event's keynote speaker on Feb. 4, the EXPO promises to be a window into the future of the U.S. Navy, showcasing the latest advances in power projection and force protection.
OSI Awarded Contract with the U.S. Office of Naval Research
Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) has been awarded a contract worth $1.1M including all options with the United States Office of Naval Research (ONR). Under the terms of the contract, the company will build a software solution designed to emulate human decision-making and problem-solving skills. The system to be developed, called Situation And Threat Updates for Real Net-centric teams (SATURN), is based on a model of how humans perform analytic and perceptual problems. The development will address a number of high-level interpretation or information fusion problems that currently require human analysts to correctly interpret situations in the environment to make accurate predictions.
Today in U.S. Naval History: March 13
Today in U.S. Naval History - March 13 1895 - Award of first submarine building contract to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co. 1917 - Armed merchant ships authorized to take action against U-boats. 1959 - Naval Research Laboratory takes first ultraviolet pictures of sun. 1963 - USS Albany (CG-10) and aircraft from Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico aid five ill crewmembers of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.