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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Tardy (right) pins Naval Architect Patrick Crowley (left) with the Department of Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal in the Rotunda, Building 2, in West Bethesda, Md., on Jan. 24, 2024. Crowley was honored for his contribution and success with the Expeditionary Fast Transport Unmanned Autonomous Prototype. (U.S. Navy photo by Kristin Behrle)
Carderock’s Patrick Crowley Recognized with DON Civilian Service Award
By Tamari Perrineau Palmer, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Feb. 26, 2024
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division recognized Patrick Crowley with the Department of Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal in West Bethesda, Maryland, on Jan. 24, 2024, for his contributions as the...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Tardy (left) and Technical Director Lawrence Tarasek, SES, (center right) take a photo with former Carderock Commanding Officer, Capt. Todd Hutchison (center left); Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Dr. David Montague (center); and Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers Director, Marty Irvine, in West Bethesda, Md., on Feb. 15, 2024, after unveiling the new name for the Division’s Building 40. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti signed a letter in August 2023 approving the renaming of Carderock’s Maritime Technology Information Center after a naval icon, Raye Montague. Dr. Montague accepted an invitation to speak at the event and followed the ceremony with a book discussion about his mother’s life.
Carderock Renames its Information Center in Honor of Navy “Hidden Figure” Raye Montague
By Edvin Hernandez and Kelley Stirling, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Feb. 15, 2024
February and March mark two significant months that recognize Black History and Women’s History in the United States, respectively. It’s a time that reminds American citizens of the struggle, resilience and empowering courage...

Scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division evaluate a small-scale model of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer's magnetic signature in its Large Scale Magnetic Field Range Bar Sensors in West Bethesda, Maryland, on Nov. 19, 2004. Carderock scientists can conduct precise magnetic measurements in this facility replicating any magnetic field around the world.
Carderock’s Magnetic Lab Professionals Reduce Risk for Critical Naval Operations
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | Dec. 12, 2023
The U.S. Navy boasts a capable armada that patrols the free and open oceans around the world. To maintain its dominant maritime presence, the fleet relies on its technical experts to identify its own vulnerabilities and...

Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew L. Tardy (middle right) and Capt. Thomas Dickinson (left) speak to students from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) on Day 1 of the STEM event tour in West Bethesda, Md., on Nov. 8, 2023. The pair discussed the ways Carderock is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities and answered students' questions about the command.
Carderock Hosts First STEM Recruitment Event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
By Tamari Perrineau Palmer, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Dec. 11, 2023
WEST BETHESDA, Md. - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) recently hosted a tour for students from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a...

Calm water tow-tank testing of a large-scale additive manufactured (LSAM) ship model of the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer (DDG 51) runs through Carriage 1 in Carderock’s David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, Md., on Sept. 7, 2023. The feasibility study led by the Surface Ship Hydromechanics Division, with the support of the Naval Innovative Science and Engineering program, is assessing the accuracy of using additively manufactured (AM) models for future experiments and will determine if AM models can withstand the typical stresses of a carriage test and match the results from the same hull design manufactured from fiberglass material.
Carderock Conducts AM Feasibility Study at the David Taylor Model Basin
By Edvin Hernandez and Brittny Odoms, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Nov. 29, 2023
WEST BETHESDA, Md. - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Naval Architecture and Engineering Department is conducting a Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) model feasibility study to assess the accuracy of...

Paul Luehr, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's Deputy Department Head for the Signatures Department, receives the Secretary of Defense Disability Award at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 26, 2023.
Carderock Engineer Receives Secretary of Defense Disability Award
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Nov. 16, 2023
WEST BETHESDA, Md. – Nebraska native Paul Luehr earned the 2023 Secretary of Defense Disability Award at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 26, 2023, for his exceptional contribution in advancing equal employment...

Jessica Williamson (center right) stands with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division and Naval Sea Systems Command leadership at the Washington Navy Yard in August 2023 after being recognized with the Department of Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal. From left: Operations Department Head Tamar Gallagher, Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Tardy, NAVSEA Executive Director Gia Phan, SES, Jessica Williamson, Technical Director Lawrence Tarasek and former NAVSEA Commander Vice Adm. William Galinis.
Carderock’s Jessica Williamson Earns DoN Civilian Service Commendation Medal
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Nov. 16, 2023
WEST BETHESDA, Md. - Jessica Williamson, a program analyst in Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division’s Administrative Branch, was nominated for the Department of the Navy Civilian Service Commendation Medal...

A multi-compartment Lithium Ion battery storage container, designed by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division inventors, sits at a testing facility in April 2021.
Carderock Inventors Awarded US Patent for Lithium-ion Battery Storage
By NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Oct. 12, 2023
WEST BETHESDA, Md. – Seven Carderock engineers were listed as inventors of a multi-compartment lithium-ion battery container that earned them a U.S. patent in August. This new technology is suitable for transporting, charging...

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 05T1 demonstrates sustainment technologies at the Visualization Workshop hosted by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, Sept. 12-14, 2023. The workshop explored commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) unmanned remote operated vehicles, along with imaging and modeling technologies to enable Navy assets to rapidly “see” above and below the water line, inside and outside of the hull.
Carderock Hosts Visualization Workshop to Improve Unmanned Technology and Naval Assets
By NSWC Carderock Division | Sept. 22, 2023
Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Additive Manufacturing Technology Office (SEA 05T1) demonstrated sustainment technologies at the Visualization Workshop hosted by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division in...

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Center for Innovation, NavalX and NSWC Carderock Division guide small teams of warfighters to identify high-priority problems at the annual 2023 Warrior East Conference. Design thinking sprints make innovation processes, as a whole, more available across the command and Naval Sea Systems Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Lauren Hanyok)
NSWC PCD design thinking aims to deliver tangible solutions
By Shauna Love-vonKnoblauch, NSWC PCD Public Affairs | Aug. 16, 2023
NSWC Panama City Division Center for Innovation, NavalX and NSWC Carderock Division guide small teams of warfighters to identify high-priority problems at the annual 2023 Warrior East Conference. Design thinking sprints make...

Engineer Bill Manning uses a sealant to prevent water from getting in between the Very High Bond tape on the scupper and the surface of USS Kidd (DDG 100) in Everett, Wash., on June 21, before attaching the 3D-printed overboard discharge scupper. (U.S. Navy photo provided by Dr. Maureen Foley)
Carderock Designs 3D-Printed Overboard Discharge Scupper Technology
By Todd Hurley, | July 17, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees have collaborated with Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) in Norfolk to design and 3D print overboard discharge scupper technology using polymers to...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division hosts the International Submarine Races (ISR) at the David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, Md., from June 26-30, with 19 teams from Canada, Poland, the U.K. and across the United States making appearances.
Carderock Hosts 17th International Submarine Race
By Edvin Hernandez, | June 30, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division welcomed the return of the International Submarine Race (ISR) to its David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, Maryland, June 26-30, for the first time since before the...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division administrative specialist Sue Rossi (left) introduces engineer Sharon Collins (second to left) to perform the National Anthem during the Magnificent Eight Award ceremony in West Bethesda, Md., on June 13. Carderock's Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Tardy (third from left) and Technical Director Larry Tarasek (fourth from left) stand at attention as the Color Guard posts colors. (U.S. Navy photo by Aaron Thomas)
Carderock Recognizes Best of the Best in Magnificent Eight Awards Ceremony
By Todd Hurley, | June 21, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division recognized the best of the best during the command’s 24th Annual Honor Awards, commonly referred to as the Magnificent Eight, in West Bethesda, Maryland, on June 13...

One of the 3D printers that can be found in the Tactical Fabrication Additive Manufacturing kit is displayed sitting atop the TACFAB kit on Feb. 22, in West Bethesda, Md. Carderock's Creative Media Branch is working alongside the Additive Manufacturing Branch to create a pack-out and set-up video, as well as a various how-to videos to be provided to the Marine Corps instructors. (U.S. Navy photo by Devin Pisner)
Carderock Collaborates with USMC on Tactical Fabrication Additive Manufacturing Kit
By Todd Hurley, | May 30, 2023
In 2022, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division employees in the Platform Integrity Department and NSWC Crane Division collaborated to provide Expeditionary Fabrication (XFAB) systems to various U.S. Marine...

USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205) sits pierside at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD), Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. The U.S. Navy fleet replenishment oiler, delivered to Military Sealift Command in July, is in the beginning months of its year-long ship qualification trials schedule and stopped by NSWC PHD for a stores resupply and minor repairs by builder representatives. The Underway Replenishment (UNREP) fuel and cargo delivery stations aboard the civilian-crewed ship use the new Electric Standard Tensioned Replenishment Alongside Method (E-STREAM) technology, designed by NSWC PHD UNREP engineers. USNS John Lewis is the first oiler to have the new E-STREAM systems on board, and the command’s UNREP team members were excited to see in person the system installed on a ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Dana Rene White/Released)
Carderock Assists in Calibration Trials of USNS John Lewis
By Benjamin Morley, | May 24, 2023
The U.S. Navy protects its surface ships and submarines from underwater magnetic influence mines through a two-step process consisting of magnetic treatment followed by degaussing system calibration, typically at the...

The official party, consisting of Capt. Aaron Stroud, Rear Adm. Kevin Byrne, Capt. Todd E. Hutchison and Capt. Matthew Tardy salute as the flag is presented during a change-of-command ceremony held in West Bethesda, Md., on May 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Devin Pisner)
Carderock Changes Command
By Todd Hurley, | May 12, 2023
Capt. Matthew L. Tardy relieved Capt. Todd E. Hutchison as Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Commanding Officer (CO) during a change-of-command ceremony held in West Bethesda, Maryland, on May 12...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s model moving team poses in front of the USS Forrestal (CVA 59) model at its new home in the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on April 10. From left are: Marcus Gutierrez, Jimmy Schulze, Terry Goodwin, David Patton, Lewis D’Almeida, Brandon Patton, Jennifer Marland and Brian Potter. (U.S. Navy photo by Neubar Kamalian)
USS Forrestal Model Sails to New Location at National Museum of the U.S. Navy
By Benjamin Morley, | May 10, 2023
A model of USS Forrestal (CVA 59) was moved to a new location in the National Museum of the U.S. Navy at Washington Naval Yard in Washington, D.C., during the first two weeks of April. The Naval Surface Warfare Center,...

Kevin Warwick
Carderock’s Kevin Warwick Shares His Experience on Rotation at the Navy Yard
By Benjamin Morley, | May 2, 2023
Kevin Warwick, part of the Ship Acquisition Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, serves as the Action Manager for this new team. On rotation at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., since August 2021, he...

Dr. Mark Parsons
Carderock's Dr. Mark Parsons Receives ASNE “Jimmie” Hamilton Award
By Todd Hurley, | May 2, 2023
Dr. Mark Parsons, a naval architect and marine engineer in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Future Ship and Submarine Design Software Branch, has received the 2022 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division engineer Dr. Lee Huntington briefs Vice Adm. William Galinis, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, on Carderock’s virtual paint sprayer during the 2023 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on April 4. (U.S. Navy photo by Monica McCoy)
Carderock Shines at 2023 Sea-Air-Space Exposition
By Dana Klosner, | April 11, 2023
The annual Sea-Air-Space Conference and Exposition was held from April 3-5, 2023, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. It is the Navy League’s Global Maritime Exposition...

Dr. John Miesner
Carderock’s Dr. John Miesner Receives ASNE Solberg Award
By Todd Hurley, | April 4, 2023
Dr. John Miesner, a structural acoustics senior research engineer in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Structural Acoustics Branch is the recipient of the 2022 American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)...

Engineers in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Expeditionary and Development Power and Energy Branch from left: Matthew Huffman, technical area lead, Kevin Lin, electrical engineer and James Mulford, mechanical engineer, display their invention, the Lithium 6T Top Cap, in West Bethesda, Md., on March 8. The engineers are shown with three of their four prototypes, which is a modular, field-reconfigurable direct current power distribution device that can be installed and mounted on top of a Li6T battery. (U.S. Navy photo by Aaron Thomas)
Carderock Engineers File Patent for Lithium 6T Top Cap Invention
By Todd Hurley, | March 20, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division engineers in the Expeditionary and Developmental Power and Energy Branch recently developed and filed a patent for their invention, a Lithium 6T (Li6T) Top Cap, which is a...

Special guests of the 2023 Manufacturing Expo and Exhibition at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in Edinburg give the UTRGV
Carderock Employees Attend 2023 Manufacturing Expo and Exhibition at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
By Todd Hurley, | March 13, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees Dr. Cynthia Waters, Senior Scientific Technical Manager and Principal for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, and Dr. Abel Vargas, a mechanical engineer in the...

Members of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Employee Resource Group (IDEA ERG) pose on stage after successfully hosting the 21st Century Workforce Leadership in a Diverse Environment Event (LDEE) in West Bethesda, Md., on March 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Brittny Odoms)
Carderock Hosts 21st Century Workforce: A Leadership in a Diverse Environment Event
By Dana Klosner, | March 8, 2023
The Maritime Technology Information Center auditorium at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division was packed on March 1 for the 21st Century Workforce Leadership in a Diverse Environment Event (LDEE), hosted by...

SEA OF JAPAN (May 13, 2022) Members from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 embarked on the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) conduct maintenance on the MK 18 MOD 2 Kingfish during Exercise Noble Vanguard. The Kingfish is an unmanned underwater vehicle with the sonar capabilities to scan the ocean floor for potential mines. Noble Vanguard serves as an enabler to reinforce tactics and techniques of different mission sets that contribute to regional stability. (U.S. Navy Photo by Ensign James French)
Let's Get Smart About Lithium-Ion Batteries
By Todd Hurley, | March 2, 2023
The U.S. Navy, as well as the entirety of the armed services, has long had prodigious energy needs; with the rise of critical new technologies, that demand for power and energy is growing exponentially. Lithium-I on batteries...

(right) Rear Adm. Kevin P. Byrne, Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Center commander, stands with NAVSEA commanding officers, technical directors and warfare centers headquarters staff leadership from around the country during the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Leadership Team meeting in Panama City, Fla., Feb. 22 - 23. Front row (from left): Larry Tarasek, Jeff Koe, Capt. Mike Aiena, Michael Slater, Capt. Brandon Larson, Andrea Perles, Ana Gulian, Ron Vien, Dale Sisson, Brad Jordan, Dr. Peter Adair, Dr. Angie Lewis, Rear Adm. Byrne, Second row (from left): Nigel Thijs, Capt. Tony Holmes, Andy Buckon, Capt. A.P. Breksa, Gene Hackney, Dianne Costlow, Commander Christina Carino, Capt. Richard Ardolino, Capt. Duncan McKay, Dr. David Sanders, Capt. Dana Simon, Jon Legge, Beth Warner, Capt. Chad Hennings, Adam Nave, Capt. Sylvester Brown, Capt. Eric Correll, Third row (from left): Capt. David Back, Capt. Phillip Mlynarski, Capt. Todd Hutchison, Dr. Vic Ricci, Capt. Gordon Hunt, David Grande, Ken Dotson, Capt. Damian Clem, Ashley Johnson, and Mark Oesterreich.
NAVSEA Warfare Centers unite for today’s Navy, tomorrow’s Navy, and the Navy after next
By Jeremy Roman, NSWC PCD Public Affairs | March 1, 2023
Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Center leadership from around the country assembled on the Emerald Coast to continue their mission to serve as the Navy’s principal research, development, test and evaluation assessment...

Mechanical engineers Jeeven Hugh (left), Roger Kleinmann (center) and team lead Alexander Tsarev (right), all with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Maritime Systems Hydromechanics Branch, pose in front of Carriage 2 at the east end of the David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, Md., on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo provided by Roger Kleinmann, Alexander Tsarev and Jeeven Hugh)
Carderock Inventors Patent New Modeling Software
By Benjamin Morley, | Feb. 27, 2023
A team of engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division recently patented a new software modeling capability that digitally replicates the physics of underwater vehicles and towed bodies and tracks the...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees (from left): Mechanical engineer Mark Melendez, Capital Tech Bridge Director Lauren Hanyok and science and technology photographer Ryan Hanyok give insights into what it took to build and test NASA's Orion Capsule model during Montgomery College's IgnITe Hub program event in Montgomery County, Md., on Feb. 6. (U.S. Navy photo by Aaron Thomas)
Network of Nerds: How the Navy Influenced the Design and Recovery of NASA’s Orion Space Capsule
By Dana Klosner, | Feb. 27, 2023
Three Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees made up the panel of “Network of Nerds: How the Navy Influenced the Design and Recovery of NASA’s Orion Space Capsule,” at Montgomery College’s IgnITe Hub...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees, University of Memphis staff members and congressional staffers pose at the base of the Large Cavitation Channel (LCC) at Carderock’s Memphis Detachment in Tennessee on Feb. 6, where they kicked off a partnership to develop an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Environment Degradation Lab and do Cavitation Erosion Research. (U.S. Navy photo by Todd Hurley)
University of Memphis Tours Carderock’s Large Cavitation Channel
By Todd Hurley, | Feb. 16, 2023
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division hosted members from the University of Memphis (UofM) for a meet-and-greet, command overview briefing with presentations and a tour of the William B. Morgan Large Cavitation...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees (From left to right): Aidan Cowhig, Dr. Abel Vargas, Liana Sansom and Brian Noyes at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., at the conclusion of “Managing Yourself and Leading Others,” a professional development class, on Sept. 15, 2022. (Photo provided by Liana Sansom)
Carderock’s 2022 LEAD Program Cultivates Future Leaders
By Benjamin Morley, | Dec. 20, 2022
At Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, new leaders are cultivated by the Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Program. Currently in its seventh iteration, the program is designed to provide...

Ex-USS Boone (FFG 28) is towed from Campbeltown, Scotland, on Sept. 7, 2022, leaving port one final time prior to the sinking exercise. (U.S. Navy photo provided by Michael Kipp)
Carderock Supports Atlantic Thunder 2022
By Todd Hurley, | Dec. 20, 2022
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division engineers played a crucial role during Atlantic Thunder 2022 (AT22), a sinking exercise (SINKEX) conducted using the decommissioned ex-USS Boone (FFG 28), that took place in...

Members of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division graduate from Naval Sea System Command’s 2022 Leadership Development Continuum Program on Sept. 16, 2022, at the Washington Navy Yard. From left to right is Megan Lorey, Next Generation Leadership (NextGen); Kimberly Garvin, (NextGen); Kristi Lamone, Journey Level Leadership (JLL); Timothy Hildebrandt, (JLL), Dr. Nicholas Reynolds, (JLL); Meagan Parker, (JLL); and Maya Nath, (NextGen). (Photo provided by Dr. Nicholas Reynolds)
Future Carderock Leaders Graduate from NAVSEA Leadership Development Continuum Programs
By Benjamin Morley, | Dec. 7, 2022
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) offers leadership development for all levels of career growth through the Leadership Development Continuum (LDC) Programs. Two of these programs, the Next Generation Leadership (NextGen)...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees from the Test and Evaluation Engineering Resource Branch after receiving the 2022 Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary of (S&T) Collaboration Award for their efforts in the planning and execution of the 47-foot Motor Life Boat Initial Operational Test and Evaluation. From left: Alice Freese, John Huber, Maeanna Stover and Philip Pullen. The photo was taken in Little Creek, Va., on Sept. 22, 2022. The award ceremony was held on Nov. 17. (Photo provided by John Huber)
Carderock Team Receives DHS Under Secretary’s Award
By Todd Hurley, | Nov. 29, 2022
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) received the 2022 DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology (S&T)...

Navy divers, Air Force pararescuemen and Coast Guard rescue swimmers practice Orion recovery techniques at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sept. 21, 2016. The recovery team is practicing underway recovery techniques using a test version of the Orion spacecraft that was built by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, along with the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin, are preparing the recovery team, hardware and operations to support EM-1 recovery. (NASA photo by James Blair)
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Modeled and Tested at Carderock
By Todd Hurley, | Nov. 16, 2022
Artemis I, the planned, non-crewed Moon-orbiting mission and first spaceflight in NASA’s Artemis program, successfully launched on Nov. 16 from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. Included in the launch was...

From left: Aerospace Engineer Dr. Jared Soltis, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific employees Fred Birchmore and Dr. Kurt Talke, and Aerospace Engineer Eric Silberg conduct drone tests in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Wind Tunnel during a test week, Sept. 6-9, 2022. (U.S. Navy photo provided by Jared Soltis)
NIWC PAC and Carderock Engineers Collaborate on Drone Tether Management System
By Benjamin Morley and Todd Hurley, | Nov. 10, 2022
Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific (PAC) and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division engineers conducted tests of a drone tether management system at Carderock’s 8 feet by 10 feet Subsonic Wind Tunnel...

Doug Noll, engineer in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Propulsor Acoustics Branch.
Doug Noll Receives NDIA Bronze Medal for Career Achievement in Undersea Warfare
By Todd Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Nov. 9, 2022
WEST BETHESDA, Md. – Doug Noll, an engineer in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Propulsor Acoustics Branch, and 38-year Carderock employee, received the 2022 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)...

A USS District of Columbia model sits inside its glass casing at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Curator of Navy Ship Models Shop in West Bethesda, Md., before delivery to the Washington Naval Yard on Aug. 1, 2022.
Carderock’s Curator Shop Builds Model of USS District of Columbia
By Benjamin Morley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Nov. 2, 2022
WEST BETHESDA, Md. – A ship model of USS District of Columbia (SSBN 826), built by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division’s Curator of Navy Ship Models, was sent to the Secretary of the Navy’s office at the...

The Columbia-class submarine model Pike is tugged through the waters of Lake Pend Oreille in Bayview, Idaho, by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division personnel in August 2022. The command’s Acoustic Research Detachment is the Navy’s hidden gem for acoustic testing because of its geographical location and quiet waters.
Acoustic Research Detachment: Carderock’s Hidden Gem for Acoustic Signatures Testing
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Sept. 13, 2022
Home to the world’s largest unmanned submarine, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD) in Bayview, Idaho, is the Navy’s hidden gem for acoustic signatures testing. The...

A PTF Nasty-class patrol boat underway near Little Creek, Virginia, circa early 1970s. The Nasty-class of fast patrol boats ran in shallow water, were equipped with a .50 caliber and were purchased for operations during the Vietnam War. The Combatant Craft Division militarized and ruggedized them in preparation for use in the Vietnam War. (U.S. Navy photo provided by John “Jack” Mathias)
NSWC Carderock Division's Combatant Craft Division Celebrates 55th Anniversary
By Todd Hurley, | Aug. 16, 2022
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division has seven detachments throughout the United States — the Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho; the Acoustic Trials Detachment in Titusville, Florida; Detachment Puget...

Jacob Mason, the Shock Research and Development Program Manager in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Underwater Explosions Research and Development Branch.
Carderock Engineers Earn Prestigious Dr. Delores M. Etter Awards
By NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs Office | Aug. 3, 2022
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition 2022 Dr. Delores M. Etter Awards for Top Scientist and Engineers is presented to Navy civilian and military scientists and engineers in recognition...

An experimental sensor used to measure structural hull health is installed inside the ex-Buffalo (SSN 715) March 30, 2022, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Scott Hansen)
PSNS, Carderock team installs sensors on ex-Buffalo to test new tech
By Ryan Marson, Code 1000i, Technology Insertion Office | July 14, 2022
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility supported Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock with the temporary installation of two new structural health monitoring systems March 28 - April 1, aboard...

From left: Scott Ziv, a mechanical engineer in Carderock’s Additive Manufacturing Branch; Capt. Todd Hutchison, Commanding Officer; Paul Young, head of the Fabrication and Technical Support Division; and Ryan Franke, a technician in Carderock’s Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing Branch, cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Carderock’s new Advanced Manufacturing Prototyping (AMP) Lab on June 23, 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Devin Pisner)
New Maker Space Opens in Carderock's Building 9
By Todd Hurley, | July 5, 2022
Envisioned as a spiritual successor to the Manufacturing Knowledge and Education (MAKE) Lab that was previously in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s building 60, a new maker space, the Advanced Manufacturing...

Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin is craned on the RV Atlantis in St. George’s Harbor, Bermuda, in October 2021.
Carderock Engineer Supports Stability Tests for Deep Submergence Vehicle
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | June 21, 2022
WEST BETHESDA, Md. -- Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Alan Bryden, a general engineer in the Weight and Stability Branch, assisted an overhaul of the Navy-owned Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) Alvin. ...

The MOLA tow body is expanded during testing in the David Taylor Model Basin in March 2022. (Image is screen capture from testing video by Neubar Kamalian)
Carderock Collaborates on Tow Body Dynamics Effort
By Todd Hurley, | June 15, 2022
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division has collaborated with Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division in Rhode Island on an ongoing tow body dynamics effort known as MOLA.The purpose of the MOLA is to bring a...

BM2 Michael Tige goes below deck of the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC 100) to check the severity of the damage taken from the controlled damage tests and to begin troubleshooting to ensure the craft is returned to a mission capable state. The controlled damage tests were executed at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Panama City Division in Florida, on Dec. 6, 2021.
NSWC Carderock helps lead Controlled Damage Tests
By By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | March 17, 2022
Naval ship Live-Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) programs typically conduct a Total Ship Survivability Trial (TSST) to address recoverability critical issues. However, with ships, such as the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC...

Dr. Kylee Fazende, Corrosion Control Assistance Team Deputy Project Engineer
Carderock Employees Graduate from NAVSEA Next Generation Leadership Program
By Todd A. Hurley, | Feb. 11, 2022
Four Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division employees graduated from the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) Next Generation Leadership Program on January 19.The graduation was streamed live via Microsoft Teams, with...

A painter at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., practices painting a virtual HMMWV hood.
USMC and NSWC Carderock Utilize 3D Virtual Reality-Based Training to Improve Painter Efficiency
By Todd Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Jan. 26, 2022
Painting is, by its nature, a wasteful process. Coatings have a limited shelf life for storage, a limited pot life once mixed and do not achieve 100 percent transfer efficiency — the amount of product on the intended target —...

Unmanned undersea vehicle squadron one (UUVRON-1) team members launch the Large Training Vehicle (LTV) 38, designed by Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, in Keyport, Washington, on Sept. 14, 2021.
Carderock's RAPx Program Completes In-Water Demonstrations
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Jan. 12, 2022
The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division fiscal year (FY) 21 Naval Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) funded Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems program concluded...

Fire and smoke flare up during a battery burn demonstration on Nov. 4, 2021, at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Dr. Thomas Hays, a materials scientist in the Expeditionary and Developmental Power and Energy Branch (Code 635) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, held the demonstration to show what can happen when lithium ion batteries catch fire if they are not properly stored. Hays’ team developed the Charging-capable Li-ion Autonomous Safe Storage Interservice Container, or CLASSIC, to contain Li-ion batteries onboard ships and aircraft in order to prevent hazards.
Carderock Conducts Li-ion Battery Burn in the CLASSIC
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Dec. 8, 2021
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division held a lithium ion (Li-ion) battery burn demonstration involving the Charging-capable Li-ion Autonomous Safe Storage Interservice Container (CLASSIC) on Nov. 4, 2021, at the...

Minion, a 16-foot-long autonomous surface vessel, was designed by engineers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for robotics competitions like those sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. (Photo courtesy of Embry-Riddle Robotics Association)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Participates in Naval Engineering Education Consortium Program with NSWC Carderock Division
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Dec. 6, 2021
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a private university in Daytona Beach, Florida, is one of eight schools currently participating in the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) program with Naval Surface Warfare...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Commanding Officer Capt. Todd E. Hutchison (left), Platform Integrity Department Head Jeff Mercier (middle right) and Technical Director Larry Tarasek (right) present the Capt. Harold E. Saunders Award for Exemplary Technical Management to Henry “Joe” Venne (middle left) during the Carderock Division Honor Awards ceremony on Sept. 15, 2021.
Carderock’s “Best of the Best” Recognized in Magnificent Eight Awards Ceremony
By Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division Public Affairs | Sept. 24, 2021
Employees who made a significant contribution to the Navy and to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in 2020 were honored at the command’s annual “Magnificent Eight” award ceremony on Sept. 15, 2021, in West...

The Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship, formerly the USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964), conducts a successful demonstration of shipboard alternative fuel use while underway in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 17, 2011.
Carderock Collaborates with Warfare Centers on Digital Twin Prototype
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Sept. 1, 2021
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division is part of a new collaboration that involves NSWC’s Port Hueneme Division and Philadelphia Division, along with academia and several small businesses. The collaboration...

SEAP Intern Darwin Otchere assembling materials for a SeaJelly launch at Carderock in West Bethesda, Md., on Aug. 4, 2021.
Carderock Interns Participate in Navy's First Soft Robotics STEM Initiative
By Courtney Jones, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Aug. 31, 2021
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division high school interns completed a summer program assignment to learn about, evaluate and improve SeaJelly, a free-swimming biomimetic underwater robot. This project was one of...

Dr. Meagan Schaal, Physicist, Underwater Electromagnetic (UEM) Signature Control, Analysis and Susceptibility Branch.
Carderock’s Dr. Meagan Schaal receives Knowledge Sharing Award
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Aug. 4, 2021
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Dr. Meagan Schaal, Physicist, Underwater Electromagnetic (UEM) Signature Control, Analysis and Susceptibility Branch, has been awarded the Knowledge Sharing Award as part of...

210722-N-AA999-001 KEYPORT, Wash. (July 22, 2021) - Graphic illustration of the Orca, an extra-large class Unmanned Undersea Vehicle, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport was assigned as the In-Service Engineering Agent. (U.S. Navy Graphic/Released)
NUWC Keyport identified as engineering agent for unmanned undersea vehicles
By Lonnie Collier | Aug. 4, 2021
In June, Naval Undersea Warfare Division Keyport was selected as the In-Service Engineering Agent, or ISEA, for the Orca class Unmanned Undersea Vehicle, Large Displacement UUV and Razorback dry deck shelter launch and...

Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metna, greeting Dr. Stephen D. O’Regan (right), as he awarded him the Cross of Merit medal during an Armed Forces Day ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic, June 30, 2021.
Carderock's Dr. Stephen O' Regan Receives Cross of Merit Medal
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | July 27, 2021
Dr. Stephen O’Regan, engineer, Lake Pend Oreille Test and Engineering Branch, received the Cross of Merit medal on June 30 from the Czech Republic Minister of Defence, Lubomir Metnar, during an Armed Forces Day ceremony in...

Abel Vargas, a mechanical engineer in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's Maritime Systems Hydromechanics Branch.
Carderock's Dr. Abel Vargas Wins John C. Mickey Award for Collaboration
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | July 22, 2021
Dr. Abel Vargas, a mechanical engineer in Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Maritime Systems Hydromechanics Branch, received the John C. Mickey Award for Collaboration on July 6 as part of the 2021 Warfare...

Corrosion Service Team member Alberto Ramirez using the portable vacuum blast system as part of the Amphibious Assault Vehicle Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station Modification project in Camp Pendleton, Calif., in May 2021.
Portable Vacuum Blast Boosts Productivity for USMC and Carderock
By NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | July 20, 2021
The Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program operates Corrosion Repair Facilities (CRFs) throughout the world in locations such as Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; Camp Kinser,...

International Submarine Races logo.
vISR 16 Concludes; Award Winners Announced
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | July 8, 2021
June 25, 2021, marked the conclusion of the first-ever virtual International Submarine Race (vISR) hosted by the Foundation for Underwater Research (FURE) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. The event,...

Astronaut Megan McArthur gives a pep talk in a video from the International Space Station to students participating in the 16th International Submarine Races in June 2021. The ISR is being held virtually due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. McArthur is currently serving as Pilot of the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the ISS, which launched on April 23, 2021. She had participated in the submarine races as a college student, and credits the experience for her decision to pursue becoming an astronaut.
NASA Astronaut Sends Message to ISR Contestants
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division | June 23, 2021
Houston, do you copy?Megan McArthur, a former International Submarine Race (ISR) contestant and now NASA Astronaut, delivered an inspiring message to this year’s virtual ISR 16 contestants from the International Space...

The USS Lake Champlain seen in heavy seas off Cape Horn from the USS Independence (CVA 62), fall of 1988. The Champlain's Hurricane Bow was ripped off in this storm.
Carderock Assists in Drafting Guidelines on Second-Generation Intact Stability
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | June 17, 2021
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published the first of a set of two documents on the topic of second-generation intact stability criteria. Published on Dec. 10, 2020, the first document covers the interim...

The Applied Research Lab/Penn State Large Training Vehicle (LTV) 38 is a test platform for the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) for Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems in 2021.
Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | June 3, 2021
On the heels of the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) East that took place in 2019 comes the Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems.Leading the RAPx is Rodney “Rod” Peterson, Naval...

Michael Grube (left), with his little brother, holds the winning cargo ship next to Connor Merrill and Kendall Marx’s strong second place cargo ship on the right at the Maryland Engineering Challenges competition on April 24, 2021, in Baltimore.
NSWC Carderock promotes Navy STEM in the Maryland Engineering Challenges
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | May 19, 2021
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) supported this year’s Maryland Engineering Challenges (MEC) competition at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on April 24. The MEC mission, according to the event’s...

NavalX Mid-Atlantic Tech Bridge.
Mid-Atlantic Tech Bridge (MATB) Hosts Virtual Industry Day
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | May 13, 2021
The Mid-Atlantic Tech Bridge (MATB) hosted a virtual industry day on May 6.The MATB is a partnership between Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division Norfolk Detachment, NSWC Dahlgren Division Dam Neck...

Earle B. Wood Middle School technology teacher John Lee and his daughter prepare to fly a rubber-powered, free-flight airplane at Davis Airfield in Laytonsville, Md., on April 25, 2021. The after school STEM club, also known as the Marauding Mustangs, were competing in this year’s International Postal Contest.
STEM After School provides students chance to fly with help from NSWC Carderock
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | May 13, 2021
What. A. Year. More than 14 months ago, news about the COVID-19 outbreak forced Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to close their doors and switch to virtual learning. The transition has been hard on many, but most of...

A standard, off-the-shelf, t-shirt cannon is used to shoot out the device for non-lethal stoppage of water jet propelled craft.
NSWC Carderock inventors patent Device for Non-Lethal Stoppage of Water Jet Propelled Craft
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | May 12, 2021
The patent, U.S. Patent 10,323,911 B1, Device for Non-Lethal Stoppage of Water Jet Propelled Craft, was introduced during Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s (NSWCCD) first Engineers Week event, held in...

Capt. Todd Hutchison signs a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) on April 29, 2021. Behind Hutchison is Patrick Long, Technical Area Lead for Solid Waste in the Environmental Engineering, Science and Technology (Code 633), and Peter Mech, a representative from Naval Sea Systems Command’s program office for Ship Integrity and Performance Engineering (Solid Waste and Hazardous Material Management) (NAVSEA 05P5).
NSWC Carderock partners with TCG to develop and advance the MASSMELT technology and NextGen PWP
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | May 11, 2021
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Thermal Compaction Group (TCG). This CRADA, signed by NSWCCD Commanding Officer Capt...

Carderock’s Autonomous Lab and Integration Center team demonstrating their unmanned surface vessel, Hammerhead Hanna, along the Intracoastal Waterway near Camp Lejeune, N.C., at the 2021 Naval Integration in Contested Environments Advanced Naval Technology Exercise  on April 21.
Navy’s advanced technology exercise showcases NSWC Carderock capabilities
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | April 28, 2021
The 2021 Naval Integration in Contested Environments (NICE) Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) took place from April 7-14 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina — the same location of ANTX East that took place in the summer...

Raye Montague at her desk at the Naval Ship Engineering Center circa 1970.
Raye Montague, a U.S. Navy “Hidden Figure”
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | March 24, 2021
Every March when Women’s History Month rolls around, the names of prominent women in America’s history are often mentioned: Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, among many more.However, one name is...

A view of the bow on USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during testing in Sea State 6 conditions on Oct. 25, 2020. A cloud of spray engulfed the bow as a result of pitch motion and high winds.
Carderock Engineers Support Rough-Water Trials on West Coast
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | March 4, 2021
Last fall, a team of engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Centers, Carderock Division and Philadelphia Division flew across the United States to execute Rough-Water Trials on USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). The trial evaluated the...
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