Media Opportunity: Afloat Lab Brings Navy & Marine Corps Science & Technology to South Street Seaport

Jennifer Huergo
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-328-0950
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: Jennifer_Huergo@onr.navy.mil

 

WHAT: Speak with developers of the latest Navy/Marine Corps technologies
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, during the Parade of Ships (a.m.) & 2 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 9 to 11 a.m. & 2 to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. to noon
(Other times available through Sunday, May 30, by appointment)
Open to the public May 27—29, 1 to 6 p.m. & May 30, 1 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: South Street Seaport, Pier 17 (north side), New York City

Arlington, Va.—Media are invited to visit the Office of Naval Research´s Afloat Lab to see new technologies and meet with researchers. The following technologies will be featured:

  • RST-V Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Targeting Vehicle incorporates hybrid electric drive technology, innovations in electric wheel-motor drive, and a patented folding suspension to provide a highly mobile, survivable, long-range reconnaissance vehicle that can be transported in a V-22 Osprey. Narrower than a jeep with cargo capacity comparable to a HMMWV, the vehicle can also serve as a power source in the field.
  • Contaminant Transport (CT)-Analyst is an instant-response software tool that can help cities respond quickly and efficiently to the release of a chemical, biological, or radiological threat. It combines detailed 3D modeling of a city with understanding of how airflow carries contaminants through it, to help first responders make effective decisions, giving them the information they need in milliseconds, not minutes.
  • PlasmaShield air purifier from N.J.-based PlasmaSol Corp. uses plasma (ionized gas) to kill more than 99 percent of viruses, bacteria, and spores. It can decontaminate a room, protect it from contamination, or even sterilize medical equipment.
  • Also on board will be several currently deployed and developing technologies from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, as well as innovative body armor, unmanned aerial vehicles, infrared communications and web-based collaboration tools, and language translation, advanced manufacturing, and next-generation satellite communication technology.

Please let us know if you are interested in joining us during the Parade of Ships as space is limited.

The Afloat Lab is a former Naval Academy Yard Patrol craft that now serves as a test platform for new technologies from the Office of Naval Research. It also serves as an outreach tool to let the public see a sample of some of the many technologies the Navy supports.

Jennifer Huergo
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-328-0950
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: Jennifer_Huergo@onr.navy.mil

 

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