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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Navy Lab Marks 30 years of Environmental Quality

years of advancing environmental enhancement for ships and submarines. Navy. comply with existing laws, regulations and policies. was established. The objectives then are almost identical to those now. without impairing the military readiness of its operational units. place in Annapolis, Md., in February 1972. this period is still in use today. ways water was used aboard ships. three thousand "Navy Showers" were installed on 50 ships. water was secured for showers. facilities in West Bethesda. To stay ahead of today's complex and demanding environmental regulations and policies, the EQD employs 117 experts in the field. In addition to the Navy, the EQD supports industry, cruise ships, shipyards, the U.S. agencies and foreign militaries.

Navy Lab Expert Honored

David T. Wilson, a structural engineer at Carderock Division headquarters, is the Naval Sea Systems Command Engineer of the Year. This honor provides visible recognition of his many accomplishments over the years in understanding and control of weapons effects for the Navy, thereby improving ship designs to withstand damage. Wilson is the Navy's leading expert in this area. His international reputation in survivability stems from his years of success developing solutions for the U.S. and foreign naval vessels. His expertise enables development of ship design methods, validation of advanced modeling and simulation, plus improvements in survivability of ship and ship systems under combat threat conditions.

Navy Lab Inventors Win Awards

The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced that two inventors at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division will receive the Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions in a ceremony at ONR at 1:00 p.m. on May 21, 2003. Gabor Karafiath and Dominic Cusanelli won for leading-edge scientific research set forth in U.S. Patent #6,038,995. It's a combined wedge and flap geometry, relatively small extensions of the hull, reducing a ship's use of propulsive power turning the drive shaft, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Fuel savings as high as $17.8 million per year would also reduce fossil fuel emissions into the environment and save 420 thousand barrels of oil per year. The Navy plans to modify fleet ships and those constructed in the future.

Navy Lab Hosts Ceremony

Senior U.S. Navy and government officials will open the Navy's new Magnetic Silencing Complex at 10:00 a.m. on October 7th, 2002 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) in Bethesda. NSWCCD commander Captain Steven Petri USN and executive director Mr. James Fein welcome U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes and U.S. Representative Connie Morella as speakers. The $7.6 million complex totals 39,000 square feet and houses unique facilities for measuring magnetic fields of scaled surface ship and submarine ferromagnetic models, as well as full-scale shipboard equipment. The Navy uses such facilities reducing the susceptibility of ships and submarines to magnetic sea mines and magnetic detection systems.

Navy Lab Exec Retires

Executive Director James A. Fein will retire from Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division in Bethesda, Md., completing 34 years of service. The naval architect started in 1969 at what was then the David Taylor Research Center. His previous position was that of Director, Hydrodynamics Group, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) where he served as the senior technical advisor to the Navy for hydrodynamics issues related to ships, submarines and undersea weapons. Over the years, he worked for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Advanced Technology, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Carderock Division's parent command, NAVSEA. He was also a visiting professor at the Defense Systems Management College.

Human-Powered Sub Races Held At Navy Lab

The U.S. Navy's David Taylor Model Basin provided the setting for the sixth running of the International Human-Powered Submarine Races (ISR), a biennial engineering design competition, held June 11-15 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division in Bethesda, Md. This was the third time the event was staged in the 3,000-ft. test tank. The races are a challenge that began in 1989 and have grown to an event that has seen the participation of universities, high schools, corporations, and privately sponsored teams from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Typical teams consist of student athlete-engineers in scuba gear, propelling and steering as the sub races the clock along a measured underwater course.

Navy 3D Spares Printing: 'The Future of Logistics'

3D Printing workship Dam Neck: USN photo

The U.S. Navy hosted its first 'Maker Faire', a series of workshops titled, "Print the Fleet," to introduce 3D printing and additive manufacturing to Sailors and other stakeholders attending a two-day event held at Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA), Dam Neck, a Navy warfare center. The Navy's event took place on the heels of the first White House Maker Faire, held June 18. The White House event showcased the work of entrepreneurs and forward thinkers from around the country, as well as students exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related skills.

Navy Lab Professionals Honored with Awards

Dr. William K. Blake, a U.S. Navy expert in hydroacoustics, recently received the Gold Medal Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) at the ASNE Day 2003 conference. The medal honors a significant contribution in a particular area during the past five years. He works in the Signatures Directorate of the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division and directs the Office of Naval Research and Naval Sea Systems Command hydroacoustic programs here. The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) recently presented its annual “Jimmie” Hamilton Award to structural naval architect Dr. David P. Kihl at the ASNE Day 2003 conference. The award honors the best original technical paper in ASNE's Naval Engineers Journal during the year. Dr.

Navy Lab Hosting Event

The Navy’s Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD) conducts a ribbon cutting at 1:00 p.m., August 13, 2002 for the 26 thousand square-foot Acoustic Test and Analysis Center (ATAC). Captain Steven W. Petri USN, Commander, Carderock Division, parent organization of ARD, welcomes Senator Larry Craig as the invited guest speaker. ATAC is the centerpiece of a major construction project, consolidating ARD offices, computer laboratories and industrial facilities into a single, modern facility. The project represents the culmination of the ARD's Facility Master Plan, which is transforming ARD from a collection of converted World War II-vintage boat repair shops and 1970-vintage buildings into a state-of-the-art test facility.

Navy Lab Researchers Earn Office of Naval Research Award

Dr. Vernon Simmons, former Senior Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu, Chief Research Scientist, NSWCCD, received the annual Dr. Arthur E. Bission Prize for Naval Technology Achievement for leading-edge scientific research in structural acoustics. Dr. Simmons was unable to attend the August 23rd ceremony at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which marked the second year in a row NSWCCD researchers have won the award. Last year the project singled out for accolades was the advanced enclosed composite mast. Their accomplishments resulted in a greater understanding of the interactions of acoustics and structures for submarines, leading to major advances in stealth and sonar performance.

MSI Norfolk Opens New Labs

In January 2003 MarineSafety International's Norfolk Center began training in its new Radar/ARPA and ECDIS Labs. programs including ECPINS and TRANSAS, among others. This expansion was undertaken to meet emerging U.S. advanced radar and electronic navigation training. training. combined ARPA and ECDIS courses tailored to U.S. Navy requirements. with a class of ARPA students from a U.S. Navy ship.

Navy Lab Engineers Honored

Dr. Stuart D. Jessup has been named Senior Research Scientist in Hydromechanics for the United States Navy. Dr. Jessup, a mechanical engineer, works at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) Hydromechanics Directorate in Bethesda. Jessup's contributions to the science and naval engineering of marine propellers has earned Navy and international recognition. Most recently, he received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He has lead the development of new propeller blade design methods that replace the use of standardized blade sections with custom designed section shapes tailored to each specific application. Recently, he developed technology for suppressing tip vortex cavitation inception by unique shaping of the propeller blade tip geometry.

Navy Lab Hosts Patent Award Ceremony

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) commander Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle USN was the honorary speaker at this year's patent award ceremony at NAVSEA’s Carderock Division in Bethesda. The event recognizes outstanding creativity in science and engineering accomplished by Navy civilian employees of the division. The vice admiral recognized the 1,640 patents awarded to the division since 1940 compared to other government agencies. "I am stunned at the number of patent recipients. This is not just an award but more a recognition of a culture, of a profession, on the leading edge of what we do for the nation.” He said he was overwhelmed by the relevance of the latest patents. He underscored the need to rapidly transition these technologies to the Navy.

Navy Lab Experts Honored with Awards

Researchers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) are being honored for achievements that will protect the environment. Mary L. Wenzel has won the prestigious 2002 White House Closing the Circle Award for her work in developing an innovative ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management System (EMS) for the Lewis and Clark Class (T-AKE) Acquisition Program. (The T-AKE Class provides a two-product shuttle ship replacing the aging Combat Store (AFS) and Ammunition (AE) shuttle fleet ships.) Wenzel is detailed to the T-AKE Program Office as the Environmental, Safety and Health Program Manager. Under her leadership in carrying out Executive Order 13148 "Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management"…

SeeByte Tapped for UK Navy’s Unmanned Warrior Exercise

Unmanned Warrior

SeeByte, creator of smart software for unmanned maritime systems, said it will demonstrate software solutions for unmanned systems as part of the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise. The exercise will feature more than 50 vehicles, sensors and systems and aims to demonstrate never-seen-before capabilities in the field of autonomy and unmanned systems. SeeByte’s software forms the core components of the Hell Bay 4 and MCM Challenge elements of Unmanned Warrior. The aim of these exercises is to develop and push the capabilities of autonomous systems…

Naval Submarine School Attack Center Trainer Comes Online

With a snip of the scissors Oct. 25, Naval Submarine School (SubScol) welcomed the latest addition to its attack center trainer inventory, the Submarine Multi-Mission Team Trainer Phase (SMMTT) 3. SMMTT3 is a shore-based trainer for submarine combat control and sonar systems, and the latest version of attack centers to allow submarine crews to rehearse and execute tactical, at-sea missions, in a training environment. “SMMTT3 is a significant step forward in shore-based training," said Lt. Cmdr. Robert Haldeman, operations officer for SubScol’s Advanced Tactical Employment Training Department. Phase 3 of the Submarine Multi-Mission Team Trainer is the result of previous system evolution and technology improvements with a wide range of organizations partnering to make it a reality.

Assoc. for the Blind Supplies USS New York

The Louisiana Association for the Blind (LAB) announced it has supplied the more than 10,000 square feet of SKILCRAFT (R)/3M Safety Walk (TM) Slip Resistant Material for the USS New York (LPD 21), an amphibious transport dock ship built and delivered by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Gulf Coast's Avondale shipyard. Through the Ability One Program, LAB is able to provide quality employment to the visually impaired and currently employs 125 people, 42 of those who are blind. LAB's Safety Walk (TM) Department, which consists of six blind and three sighted employees, has played a significant role in manufacturing and supplying the Safety Walk (TM) material for the ship.

This Day in Naval History – March 20

1833 - CDR Geisinger of Peacock negotiates first commercial treaty with King of Siam 1922 -USS Jupiter recommissioned as Langley, Navy's first aircraft carrier 1939 - Naval Research Lab recommends financing research program to obtain power from uranium. 2003 - U.S. began Operation Iraqi Freedom by launching cruise missiles from Navy ships in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. (Source: Navy News Service)

New US Ballast Water Research Lab Opened

Traveling across the globe from port to port, the U.S. Navy fleet transports sailors and Marines, aircraft, and supplies. Unfortunately, ships can also unintentionally transport stowaways, small organisms which live in ballast water. Most people would not look at small organisms like mitten crabs or zebra mussels and think they are a major threat to the environment – and in their natural habitats they pose no threat. But what happens when these organisms are introduced into a new ecosystem? According to Rachel Jacobs, a chemical engineer in the Wastewater Management Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, the results of introducing non-native species into a new environment can be disastrous for the ecosystem…

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.

This Day in Naval History - March 20

From the Navy News Service 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.

ONR: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Dr. Larry Schuette, Director of Innovation, ONR

As Director of Innovation, Dr. Larry Schuette is one of three portfolio directors at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). His counterparts are the director of research (discovery and invention) and director of transition. The Office of Innovation promotes, fosters, and develops innovative science, technology, processes and policies that support the Department of the Navy. “I manage the ‘leap ahead’ portfolio here at the Office of Naval Research,” he says. Schuette leads both technological innovation in as well as the business of innovation.

Admiral Explains 3D Printing is Additive Manufacturing

3D Printed Hydraulic intake: Photo USN manifold

Vice Adm. Phillip Cullom
Chief of Fleet Readiness & Logistics, lead coordinator on the Navy's additive manufacturing efforts, explains for those new to 3D printing why the Navy is interested in this technology, and what it is already contributing. Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Rapid Prototype Lab is saving the Navy thousands of dollars on the Gerald R. Ford-class of aircraft carriers. Instead of traditional wood or metal mockups of ship alterations, which help to prevent expensive rework, the lab prints much cheaper plastic polymer models – in hours, rather than days or weeks.

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