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.
Luminescent quantum dots for bright and flexible flat...
Polymeric materials from thiol-yne chemistry, with quantum dot nanoparticles incorporated, produce transparent, luminescent displays with tailorable mechanical, optical, and thermal properties
Improved helium-3 gas counter for detection of nuclear...
Increased efficiency, reduced consumption of helium-3, smaller size, and reduced costs
Ballistic and blast-resistant air tanks made of advanced...
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) led by Dr. Mike Roland have invented a new pressure vessel design featuring a novel elastomeric coating containing hollow ceramic spheres and a…
Ceramic ball embedded polymer for body armor
Flexible material for protecting personnel and vehicles from bomb fragments and small arms fire
Fiber laser sensor for structural health monitoring
System is capable of monitoring key structural parameters such as temperature, strain, impacts, and cracks, and capable of reliably detecting damage well before reaching...
Omniphobic moisture-curable paints and coatings
Water and oil wicking coatings provide enhanced corrosion resistance and repellency of hydrocarbons
Optimized cellular drug delivery with functionalized nanoparticles
Unique approach uses single dendritic wedge cell-penetrating peptides to facilitate drug delivery
Trace vapor generator for explosives detector verification
Device provides a uniform, reliable method for evaluating detection systems used for personnel and facility protection
NRL Sheath Flow – Microflow Cytometer
Compact, robust, low power consumption, high-performance cytometer
cFaces facial recognition software
Vision system mimics human classification functionality for face recognition
Reducing speckles in infrared laser micro and stand-off...
The granular pattern from illumination of rough services is solved without the corresponding reduction in brightness