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

Armed with Science - Space Robots

The pilot episode of "Armed with Science" features NRL efforts to develop robotic technology that can help repair, reposition, or update satellites. More

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

CT-Analyst: When Minutes Count

NRL supported both the 2009 and 2013 Presidential Inaugurations with a technology called CT-Analyst, developed by researchers in the Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics. CT-Analyst is a tool that provides first-responders with accurate, instantaneous, three-dimensional predictions of chemical, biological, & radiological agent transport in urban settings. More

Produced by Technology Transfer Office and Technical Information Services

Using Microbes to Generate Electricity

Dr. Lenny Tender, NRL research chemist, has co-invented a microbial fuel cell that persistently generates electrical power in marine environments. More

Produced by Technology Transfer Office and Technical Information Services

High Power Railgun Research

The Naval Research Laboratory's 5,000 square foot Materials Testing Facility houses a "scaled-for-laboratory," 6-meter Electromagnetic Railgun. More

Produced by the Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430

NRL Safety Cleaning the Bay

The Naval Research Laboratory's Safety Branch has partnered with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help clean the Chesapeake Bay, one spat at a time. More

Produced by the NRL Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430

TacSat-4 Overview

Produced by the Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430

TacSat-4 Encapsulation Time-Lapse

TacSat-4 Encapsulation Time-Lapse In this time-lapse video, the Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite IV (TacSat-4) is encapsulated inside the fairing (nose cone) of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur-IV+ launch vehicle in preparation for a Sept. 27, 2011, launch from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex. More

Produced by the NRL Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430

NRL Video

Tells the story of the Naval Research Laboratory's world-class science and technology. More

Produced by the NRL Public Affairs Office and Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430

Robotic Secrets Revealed, Episode 002: The Trouble Begins

Episode 2 of Robotic Secrets Revealed demonstrates research on robot perception and reasoning. This video won the "Best Education Video" award at the 2011 AAAI annual conference. More

Produced by the NRL Intelligent Systems Section at the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI), Code 5515

Tree Planting at CBD for a Cleaner Bay

The Naval Research Laboratory's Environmental Branch plants 100 seedlings on the Chesapeake Bay Detachment facility. These trees, planted around a storm water pond, can help to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. More

Produced by the Technical Information Services Branch, Code 3430