NRL's Sediment Dynamic Section

NRL's Sediment Dynamic Section's mission is to make predictions of the subaqueous environment for the Navy and exploit these predictions to improve underwater acoustic communications, improve the ability to find buried objects and the Navy's capacity to put troops on the beach. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch

Bomb Dog

Man’s best friend also doubles as military’s best friend. Dr. Lauryn DeGreeff studies volatile compounds that comprise odors to develop training aids for military canine units. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch

NRL Highlights Radar Accomplishments during Midway 75th Anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which is believed by many to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theater, and one of the seminal events in our Navy’s history. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman Strategic Communications Office

Rechargeable 3-D Zinc Battery

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Chemistry Division have developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, which were recently banned for some applications on Navy ships and other military platforms. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch

The Carruther's Tribute

This year is the 45th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 16, which featured the Naval Research Laboratory's Dr. George Carruthers and his achievements in space science and his work related to the Apollo missions. More

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman edited by James Marshall, Strategic Communications Office

Blossom Point Tracking Facility

The Blossom Point Tracking Facility (BPTF) provides engineering and operational support to several complex space systems for the Navy and other sponsors. BPTF is the nation’s first satellite command and control facility, established in 1956. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch

Direct Drive Inertial Fusion

Scientists and engineers in the Plasma Physics Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory are developing the advanced technologies necessary for clean, abundant energy based on inertial fusion using the electron beam-pumped Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the facility routinely conducts experiments in support of inertial confinement fusion, laser-matter interactions, and high energy density physics. More

Produced by NRL Plasma Physics Division and World Energy Television

FLIMMER: Flying, Swimming UAV/UUV

Dr. Daniel Edwards is the Principal Investigator of the FLIMMER project, creating an unmanned vehicle that both flies and swims. FLIMMER could be used to measure chemicals in water and detect sources of oil spills. More

Produced by NRL Technical Information Services Branch

Pointman User Interface for Dismounted Infantry Simulation

Pointman is a seated user interface for dismounted infantry simulation. It employs a head tracker, gamepad, and sliding foot pedals to give the user more precise control the movement of his avatar through a virtual environment. The Immersive Simulation Section at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed the Pointman user interface. This video explains how it works. More

Produced by Dr. Jim Templeman and Patricia Denbrook, Immersive Simulation Section

Armed with Science - Pilot Episode

The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of "Armed with Science" explores Navy Research Laboratory and Army Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense. In the pilot episode, viewers get an inside look at NRL space robotics research and ARL work in novel weapons design and infrared imaging. More

Produced by NRL Public Affairs Office, Army Research Laboratory, and Pentagon Channel