Naval Research Laboratory Review 2005, Pioneering the Future

David M. Schubert, Captain, USN
2005-12-01
Naval Research Laboratory

General information on the research described in this NRL Review can be obtained from the Public Affairs Office, Code 1030, (202) 767-2541. Information concerning Technology Transfer is available from the Technology Transfer Office, Code 1004, (202) 767-7230. Sources of information on the various edu­ cational programs at NRL are listed in the chapter entitled "Programs for Professional Development."

For additional information about NRL, the Fact Book lists the organizations and key personnel for each division. It contains information about Laboratory funding, programs, and field sites. The Fact Book can be obtained from the Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430, (202) 404-4963. The web­ based NRL Major Facilities publication, which describes each NRL facility in detail, can be accessed at http://www.nrl.navy.mil.

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December 2005

David M. Schubert, Captain, USN Commanding Officer

Mission

To conduct a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applica- tions of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems, and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies.

The Naval Research Laboratory provides primary in-house research for the physical, engineering, space, and environmental sciences; broadly based applied research and advanced technology development programs in response to identified and anticipated Navy and Marine Corps needs; broad multidisciplinary support to the Naval Warfare Centers; and space and space systems technology, development, and support.

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

During FY04, the Technology Transfer Office (TIO) staff was increased by three full­ time equivalent. The total number of new licenses executed in FY04 was 13; a three­ fold increase over FY03. In addition to the 13 licenses, six new sublicenses and seven license amendments were executed. Total licensing royalties collected were $526,077, a decrease from FY03; however, royalties in FY05 and beyond are forecasted to increase significantly due to the large number of new licenses. The total number of active licenses at the end of FY04 was 36. The total number of CRADAs executed in FY04 was 15, a two-fold increase over FY03. In addition to the new CRADAs, 11 CRADA amendments were executed. The total funds received from new CRADAs was $686,050. The total number of active CRADAs at the end ofFY04 was 38.

MAJOR SUCCESS STORIES

In February 2004, NRL licensed its Bio­ sensor Technology to Seal1.awk Biosystems Corporation. Seahawk is currently developing a multi-use, multiplexed veterinary diagnostic system. This system is based on NRL's patented Bead Array Counter (BARC) magnetic microarray technology combined with proprietiary assay protocols that greatly reduce the incidence of false positives and false negatives. this unique and prove combination of technologis makes Seahawk's system more versitle, sensitive, and specific than other veteriary diagnostic systems currently on the market.

Also in February 2004, NRL signed a partially exclusive patent license agreement and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with CorActive High-Tech Inc. This license focuses on the commercial manufacture and future development of NRes infrared (IR) fiber technology. This will have a tremendous impact in the area of high laser power delivery systems required to support advanced applications in military, industrial, and medical products.

In March 2004, NRL licensed a smart probe that identifies underground minerals and contaminants with Austin Al, LLC. The technology has the potential to improve the way that mineral exploration, soil contaminant characterization, and petrochemical and chemical processing are done. Austin Al will take the NRL technology and develop the CP-1000 X-ray fluorescence cone penetrometer for commercial applications.

In September 2004, NRL signed a licensing agreement with Soilworks, LLC for a dust abatement technology that will make it safer for helicopters operating in dusty environments. In addition to its use for creating safe landing pads, the product may be used to abate dust around facilities, such as field hospitals, and around high value, critical equipment. It has many commercial applications as well, such as prevention of soil erosion, dust abatement at construction sites, and dirt road maintenance.

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Catastrophic dust abatement using NRL-OAS6 l 00 formulation

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