ONR celebrates 70 years of innovation in 2016. For seven decades, ONR has been leading the discovery, development and delivery of technology innovations for the Navy and Marine Corps. Learn more
(30) Develops and transitions technologies to enable the Navy-Marine Corps team to win and survive on the battlefield, today and tomorrow.
(31) Supports the development of advanced electronics, communications, surveillance and navigational tools that provide the Navy with a battlefield advantage.
(32) Equips the Navy with technologies designed to observe, model and predict air, ocean and shore environments, and detect underwater threats.
(33) Develops and delivers technologies that enable superior warfighting and energy capabilities for naval forces, platforms and undersea weaponry.
(34) Enhances warfighter effectiveness and efficiency through bioengineered and biorobotic systems, medical technologies, improved manpower, personnel, training and system design.
(35) Supports the Navy’s power project needs, fostering the technology development of naval aircraft, structures, propulsion, autonomy, energetic, directed energy and electric weapons.

Directorates

ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.

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Perspectives on ONR's Legacy

Nobel-prize winning physicist Dr. William D. Phillips"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

EMILY

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.

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