Naval Research Laboratory
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory operates as the Navy’s full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies.
Electron conducting polymers
Materials may enable high-efficiency, low-cost polymer-based solar cells
Wavelength and power scalable waveguiding-based infrared laser systems
Combining multiple laser emitters, with or without differing frequencies, to increase the total output power or expanded spectral coverage from the laser system
Lower body negative pressure leg press exercise machine
Compact, portable, lightweight exercise device for a zero gravity environment
Sight training system for rifle and handgun users
Tool for training a shooter to properly align a firearm sight relative to a target
Chemical detection in a small, inexpensive, handheld platform
Waveguide-based Raman spectroscopy for sensing and analysis can be orders-of-magnitude more sensitive than conventional surface-normal micro-Raman spectroscopy and provide unprecedented capabilities for the detection...
Switched microwave bandstop filter
Due to the location of the switch, which is outside of the through line, the passband insertion loss is drastically improved with this new...
Laser formed and shaped electronic interconnects
Optical printing of freestanding, solid metal foils or beams precisely over the contact pads of discrete devices to interconnect them into fully functional circuits
High performance radomes
Antenna casings with low insertion loss and enhanced radiation patterns
Micro air vehicle (MAV)
Drone can be converted during flight between a fixed-wing flight mode and a rotary-wing flight mode
Broad spectrum toxic gas filtration
Manganese oxide (MnOx) xerogels and aerogels use multiple mechanisms for small molecule capture and catalysis including molecular sieving and oxidative decomposition, and function in...
Opaque ballistic face shield utilizing fiber optic imaging
Provides a real-time image of the scene with superior eye and face protection