NUWC Division Newport employees recognized for developing innovative technology > Naval Sea Systems Command > Saved News Module

More than 60 current and former Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport employees were recognized for their science, technology, research and innovation accomplishments during a “Patents, Publications and Technology Transitions” awards ceremony held on Feb. 16.

The first of what will become quarterly ceremonies was held in front of Division Newport’s new “Wall of Innovation,” designed to reflect innovation and state-of-the-art accomplishments by the workforce.

“This is what the Wall of Innovation was designed for, to display our technical and scientific advancements and innovation on a rotating basis to the entire community,” Chief Technology Officer Dr. Jason Gomez said as he welcomed attendees to the ceremony.

Technical Director Ron Vien cited the Division Newport mission and its long history of growth, innovation and evolution into new technical areas.

“I’m a bit biased, but we’re pretty cool, what we do here at NUWC, and it’s work like this that really demonstrates our people and technical capabilities,” he said. 

Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings agreed.

“To be the first to think of an idea and to be able to share that idea, that’s really impressive,” Hennings said.

Patent awards

Eighteen current and former employees were awarded 12 patents, an important part of the innovation process as patents protect intellectual property, award inventors for innovative ideas and make novel technologies available to the broader scientific and engineering communities.

“We have a strong history and culture in patents here at Division Newport,” said Gomez.

Awardees and their patents include the following:

  • Dr. Anthony Ruffa, Chief Technology Office: Patent No. 11,006,208, Compact Low Frequency Acoustic Source
  • Thomas Frank, Undersea Warfare (USW) Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department; Dr. Lynn Antonelli and Stephen Butler, Sensors and Sonar Systems Department; and Jackeline Diapis, Customer Advocate Office: Patent No. 10,788,575, Air-Based Sonar Projector Array
  • Dr. David Daily and Andrew Guarendi, Sensors and Sonar Systems Department; Dr. David Beal, Dr. Aren Hellum, and Dr. Jesse Belden, USW Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department: Patent No. 11,098,784, Shock Mitigation Utilizing Quiescent Cavitation
  • Hailu Waka and Dr. David Rivera, USW Electromagnetic Systems Department: Patent No. 10,916,855, Contoured-Shape Antenna with Wide Bandwidth
  • Dr. David Rivera: Patent No. 10,819,028, Tunable Parallel Plate Antenna; Patent No. 10,879,617, Wideband Slot Antenna with Interdigital Back Plane; and Patent No. 10,804,589, Parallel Plate Antenna with Vertical Polarization
  • Christian Schumacher (currently on rotation within the Warfare Centers Headquarters chief technology office) and Dr. Thomas Howarth (former employee): Patent No. 10,799,089, Thermoacoustic Device with Acoustically Transparent Housing and Patent No. 10,805,738, Method for Making a Thermoacoustic Device
  • Dr. Charles Patrissi, USW Platforms and Payload Integration Departent; Dr. Joseph Fontaine (former employee currently at Naval Surface Warfare Center Division Crane and located at Division Newport); and Jian Tan (former employee): Patent No. 10,895,606, Electrochemical Cell Test Method and Patent No. 11,043,705, Cell Having Implanted Electronic Circuit
  • Paul Medeiros, USW Electromagnetic Systems Department: Patent No. 10,903,55
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AFRL to spotlight most up-to-date technologies at AFA Warfare Symposium > Air Pressure Materiel Command > Article Show

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR Power Base, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Pressure Exploration Laboratory will showcase courses and systems in many regions such as room, weapons, biotechnology, and command and handle, moreover avenues for sharing thoughts or abilities with the lab during the Air Force Association’s Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 2-4, 2022.
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AFRL supports both of those the U.S. Air Force and U.S. House Pressure, seamlessly working higher priority research spots across the lab, assembly operational desires and offering warfighting technologies to Airmen and Guardians.
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AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle will speak with media reps on March 4 from 10-10:40 a.m. speaking about the lab’s position in offering top-quality science and engineering that enables the Office of the Air Drive to discourage, combat and acquire in contested battles in opposition to strategic rivals.
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“Our way of warfare depends on technological superiority and AFRL has a very long heritage of top rated-notch analysis and development that finally enhances air and place power,” explained Pringle. “AFRL is dedicated to delivering chopping-edge, transformational capabilities to our warfighters,” she explained, highlighting the lab’s skill to “bridge the Valley of Loss of life as a result of strategic partnerships.”
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Pringle will also go over the newest on the DAF Vanguard systems like Skyborg, an autonomous plane teaming capability. Vanguards stand for higher-priority initiatives or “all-in efforts” led by a partnership between experts, engineers and Application Govt Places of work the place these groups be a part of forces and do the job closely with warfighters to supply innovative abilities on intense timelines.
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“The AFRL workforce is intensely centered on unleashing the electricity of science and technologies for air and space warfighting capabilities,” claimed AFRL Executive Director Timothy Sakulich. “As the pace and scale of strategic competitors has accelerated, so too has AFRL’s solemn motivation to Guardians and Airmen,” he said emphasizing that the lab “will go on to deliver scientific innovation and complex know-how that results in complexity for adversaries and battle dominance for the USAF and USSF.”
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AFRL Systems on Exhibit at AFA
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Some of the house courses to be highlighted by AFRL consist of Space Solar Energy Incremental Demonstrations and Investigate Venture (SSPIDR) and Cislunar Highway Patrol System (CHPS). SSPIDR is a collection of built-in demonstrations and technology maturation initiatives to address room-based mostly electric power collection and transmission capabilities though CHPS is a spaceflight experiment built to exhibit place domain recognition abilities in the cislunar regime.
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AFRL will also highlight the lab’s weapons applications which includes QUICKSINK and Fast Dragon, which are both collaborative, cross-company initiatives.
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“I’m so very pleased of the new ways in which AFRL has partnered with warfighters, acquirers, marketplace, and academia to advance modern abilities,” stated Pringle noting that, “while the lab is normally regarded for its bench-level R&D, our skill to collaborate with other individuals and help transition technologies to warfighters is equally as

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