Tennessee

Tennessee

In 2016, Tennessee-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2.4 billion. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, Tennessee-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with Tennessee Laboratories

To learn more about, and connect with, Tennessee’s FLC member laboratories, visit the FLC Business. The web-based, searchable database displays laboratory profiles with information such as contacts, areas of expertise, laboratory history, website links, and more.

Federal Obligations for R&D in Tennessee, 2016 ($ thousands)
 
AGENCY TOTAL
All agencies 2,476,325
Department of Agriculture 33,162
Department of Commerce 1,235
Department of Defense 322,871
Department of Energy 1,158,482
Department of Health and Human Services 509,238
Department of Homeland Security 4,399
Department of the Interior 2,503
Department of Transportation 7,576
Environmental Protection Agency 29,739
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 347,491
National Science Foundation 59,629

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles

 

Reps: 
Michael Merriken
 J-9 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility
facilitiesandequipment

J-9 Large Rocket Motor Test Facility

The J-6 facility provides ground test simulations for both solid and liquid rocket motors over a wide range of simulated pressure altitudes. These tests support materials and structural development efforts by the Department of Defense and commercial aerospace industry.
 Mark 1 Test Facility
facilitiesandequipment

Mark 1 Test Facility

The Mark I Test Facility is a state-of-the-art space environment simulation test chamber for full-scale space systems testing. A $1.5M dollar upgrade in fiscal year 2000 replaced existing oil diffusion pumps with a complete dry pumping system, cleaned the interior of the chamber and refinished the...
12V Space Chamber
facilitiesandequipment

12V Space Chamber

The 12V Chamber is a 12-foot-diameter by 35-foot-high thermal vacuum test facility with solar simulation capability. The facility contains a full liquid nitrogen thermal shroud and has an optional gaseous helium inner liner that can be cooled down to 10 degrees Kelvin. The solar simulator is an off...

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