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4555 Overlook Avenue, SW
Code 1004
Washington, DC 20375-5320
United States

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About NRL

NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for 90 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.


NRL 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. In fulfillment of this mission, NRL
-Initiates and conducts broad scientific research of a basic and long-range nature in scientific areas of interest to the Navy.
-Conducts exploratory and advanced technological development deriving from or appropriate to the scientific program areas.
-Within areas of technological expertise, develops prototype systems applicable to specific projects
-Assumes responsibility as the Navy's principal R&D activity in areas of unique professional competence upon designation from appropriate Navy or DOD authority.
-Performs scientific research and development for other Navy activities and, where specifically qualified, for other agencies of the Department of Defense and, in defense-related   efforts, for other Government agencies.
-Serves as the lead Navy activity for space technology and space systems development and support.
-Serves as the lead Navy activity for mapping, charting, and geodesy (MC&G) research and development for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
NRL, the Navy's single, integrated Corporate Laboratory, provides the Navy with a broad foundation of in-house expertise from scientific through advanced development activity. Specific leadership responsibilities are assigned in the following areas:
-Primary in-house research in the physical, engineering, space, and environmental sciences.
-Broadly based applied research and advanced technology development program in response to identified and anticipated Navy and Marine Corps needs.
-Broad multidisciplinary support to the Naval Warfare Centers.
-Space and space systems technology, development, and support.

Technology Disciplines

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3D Microfabrication of Beam Tunnels for High Power Vacuum Electronic Devices
3D Microfabrication of Beam Tunnels for High Power Vacuum Electronic Devices
3D Microfabrication of Beam Tunnels for High Power Vacuum Electronic Devices
3D Microfabrication of Beam Tunnels for High Power Vacuum Electronic Devices
Active twist hollow beam system
Adaptable Reagentless Detector
Adaptive resampling classifier method and apparatus
Aerial bogey discrimination technique
Agile interrogation hyperspectral imager and method of using same


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Audio Laboratory
Automatic X-ray Diffractometers
Autonomous Acoustic Receiver System
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory
Ballast Water Treatment Test Facility
Blackroom Laboratory
Blossom Point Satellite Tracking and Command Station
Cathodic Protection Model Facility
CBD/Tilghman Island IR Field Evaluation Facility
Central Target Simulator Facility



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An Army veteran is making the world a safer place with a military technology developed to train bomb-sniffing dogs.

Russ Hubbard, combat veteran and founder/CEO of Per Vivo Labs in Kingsport, Tennessee, donated a pair of Odor Trace devices to the Kingsport Police Department’s K-9 unit on Thursday.

The Naval Research Laboratory developed the mixed odor delivery device (MODD) for safely training explosive detection canines to detect homemade explosives. Homemade explosives are generally composed of two components, an oxidizer and a fuel. When mixed, the substance is volatile and at risk of detonation.

TechLink assisted Hubbard in licensing the patented Navy device in May. Since then, Hubbard sought the advice of his local K-9 police unit to perfect the final product.

The new training aid keeps the individual components separated within a container, then mixes the released vapors to facilitate safe and effective canine training for detection of homemade explosives.

“The Odor Trace Mixed Odor Delivery Device project has reached commercialization,” Hubbard said in an email to the Kingsport Times-News. “The initial production run is complete and assembled. The Odor Trace MODD will be available for commercial purchase on October 1. Two other local businesses have been instrumental in development and production. Partner support from Short Fuse Engineering located in Church Hill and Master Tool and Die of Kingsport have allowed Per Vivo Labs to quickly move from prototype to production rapidly.”

“The Kingsport Police Department would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Mr. Hubbard for his service and for this generous donation that he has made to our K-9 Unit,” according to a Kingsport Police Department news release.

The Odor Trace MODD is the second military technology that Hubbard has licensed. TechLink also helped Per Vivo Labs finalize a license for the Army’s rate-activated tether technology in February.

“It’s really great to see Russ moving the technology into the marketplace so quickly,” said TechLink’s Austin Leach.

Troy Carter can be reached at or 406-994-7798.

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