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Ensuring a Safe Technological Revolution
Defense AT&L Magazine
November/December 2016

In an era of increasing global hostilities, the Department of Defense (DoD) faces increasing fiscal constraints. Maritime security challenges continue while the defense industrial base shrinks, platforms and systems age and readiness declines. MORE>

Navy Tests Variable-Depth Sonar's Hydrodynamic Behavior in Tow
Seapower Magazine
Nov. 3, 2016

The Navy has improved its ability to pinpoint mines following a series of sonar tests at Carderock’s David Taylor Model Basin in Bethesda, Md., Navy officials announced in a Nov. 3 release. MORE>

This Massive Pool in Bethesda is Made for Model Ships
Oct. 17, 2016

Over the past 75 years, just about every Navy warship has spent some time, in miniature form, in a pool in Bethesda. MORE>


Surfing USA in the Name of Science
SIGNAL Magazine
Oct. 17, 2016

Engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are conducting the largest model-scale wave energy testing of its kind to harness power from one of the biggest untapped clean energy sources on Earth—and one of the hardest to capture. MORE>

Teams Compete to Find Clean Energy Using Ocean's Waves
Sept. 16, 2016

What if the ocean waves you dive though on a hot day, could actually power your home? They could, and some of the technology already exists, but it’s considered to be relatively young. MORE> 

GM uses auto fuel cell technology to help US Navy
Auto Industry News
June 27, 2016

General Motors has entered into a partnership with the United States Naval Research Laboratory to use automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems on the Navy’s future unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. MORE>

Biofouling Remediation Equals Higher Speed, Lower Drag
Currents Magazine
Spring 2016

Engineers and scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) have been studying commercial advancements that have the potential to improve hull and propeller coatings thereby reducing the formation of biofouling and lengthening the intervals between cleanings. MORE>

New Prototype Enhances Ship-Testing Capability at NSWC Carderock Division
March 9, 2016

A new 1,000-pound inertial actuator, the AMA1000, is giving engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) unprecedented capability in full-scale testing. MORE>

A Glimpse into NSWC Carderock Division's Disruptive Technologies Laboratory
Federal Labs: Lab Spotlight
April 12, 2016

The mission of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division is to equip the U.S. Navy fleet with the latest capabilities and technologies needed to tackle the numerous obstacles it faces every day in the field. MORE>

Galfenol: A Disruptive Technology
Future Force
Dec. 28, 2015

In late 1999, researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division invented an exciting new smart material: Galfenol, an iron-gallium (Fe-Ga) alloy system. MORE>

Carderock: Revolutionary Development of Undersea Technology
Undersea Warfare Magazine
Fall 2015

Since 1940, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (Carderock) has been the leading research facility for U.S. naval ship design. Carderock’s role in the undersea warfare community has been nothing short of revolutionary, playing key roles in the U.S. Navy’s undersea warfare stealth, survivability, and lethality. MORE>



Carderock Testing New Oil Boom Fouling Release Material
Currents Magazine
Summer 2015

Personnel from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) are validating the use of an environmentally friendly non-stick coating in conjunction with in-water cleaning to reduce the biofouling of oil containment booms. MORE>




Wireless Power Transfer...Underwater (web exclusive)
Future Force Magazine
Aug. 20, 2015

Cross-functional engineering teams across the Navy are working on underwater wireless energy transfer systems that charge unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to continue the service’s dominance of undersea warfare. MORE> 

Underwater Rivals Battle for Fastest Human-Powered Submarine
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2015

The sleek black mini-submarine accelerated through the water as the two pilots crammed inside pedaled hard, spinning the rear propeller faster and faster. MORE>



Student Engineers Pool Their Talents for Human-Powered Submarine Race
The Washington Post
June 25, 2015

Teddy Schwalm found himself nearly two-dozen feet underwater, trying to steer a mini submarine inside an enormous indoor pool. But the 15-year-old was having trouble keeping his feet on the pedals that powered the submarine, and he started to loose control of the contraption. MORE>

The Navy’s Indoor Ocean
Armed with Science, The Official U.S. Department of Defense Science Blog
Feb. 6, 2015

It’s 240 Feet wide, 360 feet long and holds over 12 million gallons of water. This is the MASK; the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. MORE>>

DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award Given to Navy Scientist
By Katie Ellis-Warfield, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Public Affairs
Nov. 10, 2014

WEST BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- Dr. John Holmes, a senior scientist with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), was awarded the Department of Defense (DoD) Distinguished Civilian Service Award at the Pentagon Nov. 7 for his groundbreaking contributions in stealth technology. MORE>>

How does the U.S. Navy prepare for monster waves?
Oct. 27, 2014

Lea Gabrielle reports from New York City on the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's Maneuvering and Seakeeping basin. MORE>>
U.S. Navy uses giant wave pool to test new ships
Sept. 11, 2014

Douglas Kennedy reports from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Maryland MORE>>
The Navy Tests Its Ships in This Indoor Ocean
Smithsonian Magazine
Sept. 2014 issue

“There are no freak waves in the world,” says naval architect Jon Etxegoien. “They are all predictable.” He’s strolling the shores of an indoor ocean—a 12-million-gallon, football-field-size pool at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. A two-star admiral in crisp khaki leans on the railing nearby, watching obedient waves plunge and leap like show dolphins. MORE>>

Naval Gazing: Future Warships Put To The Test
Sky News
Aug. 31, 2014

Sky News is given access to America's Naval Surface Warfare Centre where state-of-the-art vessels are put through their paces. MORE>>

After Upgrade, MASK Basin Making Waves at NSWC Carderock
Sea Power Magazine
April 2014 issue

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division's Maneuvering and Seakeeping basin upgrades highlighted in the April 2014 issue of Sea Power Magazine.
Massive Indoor Ocean Prepares Ships For Sea
MBC 4 Washington
March 27, 2014

Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer takes us inside a local high-tech wave pool that’s preparing ships for sea. Part of our spring weather special, "Tracking Spring." MORE>>
Designing and testing the ships of the future
FoxNews Sunday
Sept. 8, 2013

Power Player of the Week dives beneath the Beltway. MORE>>
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