Mike FlintOffice of Naval ResearchCorporate Communications OfficePhone: 213-500-7707 (cell), 703-696-4574 (work)Fax: 703-696-5940E-mail: Michael_Flint@onr.navy.mil
WHAT: Meet the researchers behind some of the latest technology supported by the Office of Naval ResearchWHEN: Private Media Availability Thursday, May 27 & Friday, May 28, 10 a.m. to noon(And other times and days through Monday, May 31 by appointment)Open to the public May 27 through May 31, noon to 5 p.m. Free Admission.WHERE: Office of Naval Research Afloat Lab (YP 679), adjacent to the Intrepid Museum, North of Pier 86, 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York City See working demonstrations of some of the newest research developed during peacetime for results at wartime to benefit Sailors and Marines aboard the Office of Naval Research´s Afloat Lab during its New York City Fleet Week visit. For more information about the boat and the technologies, go to http://www.onr.navy.mil/events/afloat.
The Afloat Lab is a former Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft that now serves as a test platform for the Office of Naval Research. Installed on the boat is an innovative self-healing communications network that can route around breaks while remaining on-line, allowing multiple critical shipboard systems to function with damaged communications links.
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