Advanced Technologies Visit Boston Aboard the Office of Naval Research's "Afloat Lab"

ONRPAO
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-696-5031
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: ONRPAO@onr.navy.mil

 

WHAT: Media will be given the opportunity to speak with developers of the Silver Fox unmanned aerial vehicle, QuikClot, RoboLobster, and other Navy/Marine Corps technologies

WHEN: Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2, 2003, 10 am to 4pm (other times available through Sunday, July 6, by appointment)
Open to the public July 3 through 6, 10am to 4pm

WHERE: Afloat Lab, tied to the U.S.S. Casson Young at the U.S.S. Constitution wharf, Boston Harbor

The Office of Naval Research supports development of technologies that give our Sailors and Marines increased battlespace awareness and tactical advantage, keep them out of harms way, and improve their performance and quality of life. Several technologies will be featured on the Afloat Lab during the Boston Harborfest. Visit www.onr.navy.mil/events/afloat for schedule details.

Media will be given the opportunity to speak with developers of the Silver Fox unmanned aerial vehicle, QuikClot, RoboLobster, and other Navy/Marine Corps technologies Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2, 2003, 10 am to 4pm (other times available through Sunday, July 6, by appointment)Open to the public July 3 through 6, 10am to 4pm Afloat Lab, tied to the U.S.S. Casson Young at the U.S.S. Constitution wharf, Boston HarborThe Office of Naval Research supports development of technologies that give our Sailors and Marines increased battlespace awareness and tactical advantage, keep them out of harms way, and improve their performance and quality of life. Several technologies will be featured on the Afloat Lab during the Boston Harborfest. Visit for schedule details.

QuikClot™ helps the body form clots quickly and safely—even in the most severe wounds. Bart Gullong of Z-Medica, LLC, will explain the product's success on the battlefield and how ONR helped it receive FDA approval. helps the body form clots quickly and safely—even in the most severe wounds. Bart Gullong of Z-Medica, LLC, will explain the product's success on the battlefield and how ONR helped it receive FDA approval. Portable Oxygen Generation System (POGS)

separates pure oxygen from the atmosphere, eliminating the need for dangerous oxygen canisters in battlefield hospitals. Bart Gullong will discuss the system for On Site Gas Systems, Z-Medica's sister company, and describe how Marine surgeons are using POGS to treat soldiers and civilians in Iraq.

Silver Fox

unmanned aerial vehicle was originally designed to track migrating whales, but was rapidly modified to provide Marines with live views of the battlefield. ONR's Capt. John Hobday and Tony Mulligan of Advanced Ceramics Research will be on hand to explain how Silver Fox was developed and transitioned.

Plasti-bone

from Advanced Ceramics Research will help bones heal properly by providing a framework for new cells—even when a large section of bone has been destroyed.

Surf Zone Crawler Reconnaissance

hunts for mines in rough surf and can also be used on dry land. Last year the vehicles were used to search caves in Afghanistan. Tony Aponick of Foster-Miller Inc. will explain how his company is working with ONR and the Naval Sea Systems Command to develop the crawlers.

RoboLobster

moves just like a real lobster and could one day hunt for mines in shallow water. Dr. Joseph Ayers of Northeastern University will be onboard to describe his research and the potential uses for a robotic lobster.

Chemical Sensors

small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and sensitive enough to detect one part per billion of dangerous chemicals are being developed by ONR and Sensor Research Development Corp.

Also onboard the Afloat Lab: CETUS II unmanned underwater vehicle; 360° camera for force protection; remote monitoring and inspection systems to reduce time crews spend in hazardous situations; the Nomad see-through vision display system; the Digital MP wearable facial recognition system; and more. The Afloat Lab is a former Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft that now serves as a test platform for the Office of Naval Research. This summer, the vessel will be visiting several northeast ports to give the public the opportunity to learn about Navy/Marine Corps science and technology.

ONRPAO
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-696-5031
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: ONRPAO@onr.navy.mil

 

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