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 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
Predicting the Motion of the Ocean
For thousands of years sailors have looked out to sea, anticipating the motion of their craft from the waves they see coming. The nature of this constant motion, phasing in and out with the groups of waves, influences the safety of operations, from moving about the deck or rigging to transferring people and materials between craft. Waves and the resulting motions are a key factor in deciding whether to perform an operation. Could you do better than your eyeball for predicting when that next big wave is going to knock you off your feet? When the U.S.
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.
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…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 1
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 1 1801 - U.S. schooner Enterprise captures Tripolitan ship Tripoli 1921 - Successful tests of gyroscopic high level bombsight (Norden Bombsight) at Torpedo Station, Yorktown, VA. Carl Norden developed the bombsight for the Bureau of Ordnance. 1946 - Office of Naval Research established 1950 - Control of Guam transferred to Department of Interior 1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) submerges under Arctic ice cap near Point Barrow For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 8
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 8 1813- U.S. Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on Lake Ontario 1959 - Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic system to monitor 95 percent of earth's atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explosions. System developed by William Thaler, Office of Naval Research physicist. 1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 1
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 1 1801 - U.S. schooner Enterprise captures Tripolitan ship Tripoli 1921 - Successful tests of gyroscopic high level bombsight (Norden Bombsight) at Torpedo Station, Yorktown, Va. Carl Norden developed the bombsight for the Bureau of Ordnance. 1946 - Office of Naval Research established 1950 - Control of Guam transferred to Department of Interior 1958 - USS Nautilus (SSN-571) submerges under Arctic ice cap near Point Barrow For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 8
Today in U.S. Naval History - August 8 1813- U.S. Schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on Lake Ontario 1959 - Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic system to monitor 95% of earth's atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explosions. System developed by William Thaler, Office of Naval Research physicist. 1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 25
Today in U.S. Naval History - September 25 1941 - In first successful U.S. Navy escort of convoys during World War II, Navy escort turn over HX-150 to British escorts at the Mid-Ocean Meeting Point. All ships reach port safely. 1957 - In project Stratoscope, Office of Naval Research obtains sharp photographs of sun's corona from first balloon-borne telescope camera. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
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.
This Day in Navy History
September 19 1915 - SECNAV Josephus Daniels organizes the Naval Consulting Board to mobilize the scientific resources of U.S. for national defense. 1957 - Bathyscaph Trieste, in a dive sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the Mediterranean, reaches record depth of 2 miles 1992 - Joint Task Force Marianas stands down after providing assistance to Guam after Typhoon Omar September 20 1911 - Navigational instruments first requested for naval aircraft. 1951 - In Operation Summit, the first combat helicopter landing in history, U.S. Marines were landed in Korea. 1981 - USS Mount Hood and Navy helicopters rescue 18 crew members of Philippine Navy frigate, Datu Kalantiaw
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.
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.
Two Named to TCC Joint Planning Commission
The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), manager of the Navy’s Composites Manufacturing Technology Program and The Composites Consortium (TCC) announced the election of two representatives to a Joint Planning Commission that serves as an oversight group of TCC. The new maritime/land representatives are Jim Bakersville, chair of General Dynamics and David Rice from Newport News Shipbuilding. The Joint Planning Commission will advise the Office of Naval Research with regard to specific composites projects and will advocate composites manufacturing technology development.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 25
Today in U.S. Naval History - September 25 1941 - In first successful U.S. Navy escort of convoys during World War II, Navy escort turn over HX-150 to British escorts at the Mid-Ocean Meeting Point. All ships reach port safely. 1957 - In project Stratoscope, Office of Naval Research obtains sharp photographs of sun's corona from first balloon-borne telescope camera.