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4555 Overlook Avenue, SW
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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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Wake wash severity monitor for high speed vessels
Warhead decoupling bearing
Wavelength-scaled ultra-wideband antenna array
Wavelet projection transform features applied to real time pattern recognition
Wavelet transform of super-resolutions based on radar and infrared sensor fusion
Zero-Power Bathythermograph Sensors
Zirconium-Aluminum-Hydride Nanoparticles
Zirconium-Aluminum-Hydride Nanoparticles
Zirconium-Aluminum-Hydride Nanoparticles


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Hawk Facility
High-Frequency Acoustic Flow Visualization (HFAFV) Sonar Systems
High-Frequency Microwave Processing of Materials Laboratory
High-Power Microwave Explosive Laboratory
High-Power Microwave Research Facility
Human Perception Laboratory
Immersive Simulation Laboratory
Infrared Missile Simulator and Development Laboratory
Infrared Range Facility
Infrared/Electro-Optical Calibration and Characterization Laboratory



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