The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Technology Transfer Office was recognized for its outstanding ability to make that happen this year as the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award recipient during the FLC’s annual ceremony today in Philadelphia.
The award is presented annually to federal employees who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology. This year’s award identifies 30 recipients from 24 different laboratories, one of which being NRL’s licensing of the Mixed Odor Delivery Device, or MODD, developed by NRL chemist Dr. Lauryn DeGreeff
The MODD is a safe, low cost, and time effective way to train dogs on the odor of homemade explosives. This new training tool enhances the dog’s ability to locate the odors of ingredients that make up homemade explosives without having a volatile explosive in the training center.