ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.
Perspectives on ONR's Legacy
"Today, the science and technology that developed out of ONR-funded laser cooling programs enable the best atomic clocks of the U.S. Naval Observatory, providing military timekeeping for the nation."
Dr. William D. Phillips
Nobel-prize winning physicist
Joint Quantum Institute
National Institute of Standards and Technology
and University of Maryland
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EMILY Robot is A Lifesaver
Meet EMILY the robotic lifeguard—officially known as the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard—a remote-controlled buoy that recently was used to rescue nearly 300 Syrian migrants from drowning in the waters off the Greek island of Lesbos. EMILY is the successful culmination of a collaboration between inventor Tony Mulligan, ONR and the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
ONR Networks Around the Globe