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The next time you talk on a cellular phone or step on your car's anti-lock brakes think of technology transfer. These innovations owe their start respectively to combat radio equipment and brakes for aircraft. The pooling and sharing of expertise—the whole idea of technology transfer—creates a win-win situation for both industry and government.


APOBS - Rocket Motor Deployed Obstacle Clearing
APOBS - Rocket Motor Deployed Obstacle Clearing



Industry takes technology available from the federal government and explores successful commercialization possibilities; for example, airbags from military gas generators. Government takes technology available from the private sector and applies it to energetics manufacturing; for example, food and plastics industry equipment used to mix energetic materials. Technology transfer provides the military products at lower costs with higher quality, greater reliability, and easier maintainability.

Ensign-Bickford Company Implements Overbraiding Technology for Anti-Personal Obstacle Breaching (APOBS) Production

 Ensign-Bickford Company Implements Overbraiding Technology for Anti-Personal Obstacle Breaching (APOBS) Production

When industry, academia, and government experts work together to improve

productivity, producibility, and responsiveness, they (1) identify technologies which have the greatest need of development, (2) execute projects to address those needs, and (3) implement successful results.

 

The EMTC is making a substantial contribution to the Navy by:

  • Improving the productivity of the industrial base
  • Increasing manufacturing flexibility

  • Reducing life cycle costs

  • Enhancing the quality of products
  • Promoting dual-use technology development.