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Navy Technology Transfer is the business of transferring technology originally developed by the Navy to other Government organizations, Government laboratories, Government contractors, or commercial enterprises. Emphasis is usually placed on the transfer of Navy developed technology to commercial enterprises to strengthen the U.S. industrial base. Another aspect of Technology Transfer is the transfer and acceptance of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology for Government use to reduce the cost of items purchased by the Federal Government. A final aspect of Technology Transfer is the development of dual-use technology that is planned and specifically developed for dual-use application by the Government and the commercial market. Our Business Agreements page highlights the various vehicles for technology transfer used by the Carderock Division.

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Technology Transfer is a proactive approach to meet other Government and industrial representatives for the purpose of promoting their use of technology developed by the Navy and at the Navy laboratory. It is a combination of in-reach to get internal laboratory scientists and engineers committed to the process, and out-reach to encourage companies to use 'Navy-developed' technology. Technology Transfer, a primary strategic thrust for the Navy, is a product that consists of a number of other products and the pertinent processes necessary to produce those products.

Side view of the Threat Containment Unit

Threat Containment

Featured Technology: Threat Containment Unit

The Threat Containment Unit (TCU) is a trailered threat containment unit designed to safely transport a suspected explosive package away from an airport terminal with minimal disruption. The TCU has been designed to mitigate the effects of an explosion to protect the public and emergency responders.

Research Areas

Partnership agreements can be executed that give commercial interests access to Carderock Division research facilities and personnel doing work in our core product areas:

Signature & Silencing Systems

Vulnerability & Survivability Systems

Machinery Systems & Components

Hull Forms & Propulsors

Structures & Materials

Environmental Quality Systems

Design & Integration Technology

Available Technologies

The Carderock Division has over 300 patents available for licensing. The following is a sampling:

  • Materials

    • Lithography for Optical Patterning of Fluids
    • Friction Stirred Introduction of Particles into a Metallic Substrate for Surface Durability Treatment
    • Mine and Collision Protection for Passenger Vehicle
    • Rhenium Composite
    • Reactive Metal Hydrogel/Inert Polymer Composite Anode and Primary Metal-Air Battery
    • Pretreatment Processing of Metal-Matrix Carbide Power for Mold Casting of Products
  • Propulsion

    • Contoured Rudder Maneuvering of Waterjet Propelled Sea Craft
    • Quad Shaft Contrarotating Homopolar Motor
  • Environmental

    • Oil/Water Separator with Enhanced In-Situ Cleaning
    • Bioreactor Procesing Method within a Tank Internally Chambered to Sequentially Perform Biological Treatment and Membrane Filtration
  • Sensors

    • Global Laser Rangefinder Profilometry

Contact Information:

For assistance or more information contact the Technology Transfer Office:

Director of Technology Transfer, Code 00T
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
9500 MacArthur Boulevard
West Bethesda MD 20817-5700

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