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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...

A boat carrying a buoy heads toward one of SEAFAC’s suspension barges before conducting an acoustic trial in the Behm Canal near Ketchikan, Alaska, in April 2022. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Hutchison toured the command’s SEAFAC detachment, which specializes in acoustic measurements, in April 2022
Through the Lens of a Carderock Detachment: Welcome to SEAFAC
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | April 27, 2022
Located on the northern tip of the West Coast, more than 4,000 miles away from its headquarters in West Bethesda, Maryland, is Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility...

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...

A projector provides visual feedback of the Shaft Taper Analysis Verification Evaluation (STAVE) System measurement onto a portion of a shaft. (Photo provided)
New Scanning and Inspection Method for Submarine, Ship Propulsion Shafts Saves Time and Money
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | March 2, 2021
The Shaft Taper Analysis Verification Evaluation (STAVE) system is a digital scanning technology and inspection process, which was developed to replace the plug and ring gauge system submarines, nuclear aircraft carriers and...

A 5-inch gun on the USS Lexington (CV-2) as it is seen at the bottom of the Coral Sea, off the coast of Australia.
Carderock’s Unique Capabilities Help Assess Damage to Sunken Lexington
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Feb. 2, 2021
USS Lexington (CV-2), often called “Lady Lex,” was commissioned at Quincy, Massachusetts, in December 1927, and was the second aircraft carrier to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Primarily operating in the Pacific,...

Emily Grauwiler.
NAVSEA HR Leadership Award goes to Carderock Employee
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Jan. 27, 2021
How does a leader find innovative ways to keep their department productive and engaged as more and more employees are working from home?There is no singular answer to that question, but many leaders across the Navy enterprise...

Diedre Gilmer is the division head of the Electromagnetic Signatures Technology Division at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. Gilmer was named a Science Spectrum Trailblazer for the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference.
BEYA Recognizes Carderock Division Head as Science Spectrum Trailblazer
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Jan. 12, 2021
One of the many professional STEM events that features consistent representation from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, is the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference in Washington, D.C.While...

One of the prototypes Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Jonathan Kruft and Brandon Good developed as they worked to create a Multilayer Composite Structure Having Geometrically Defined Ceramic Inclusions (U.S. Patent No. 10,751,983). This specific structure had just completed ballistic testing, indicated by the three markings of rounds fired at the structure.
Carderock Patent Spotlight – Multilayer Composite Structure
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Jan. 6, 2021
The earliest documentation of armor designed with ballistic protection in mind can be traced back to the Bullet-proof Cuirass in 1908 (U.S. Patent No. 1003270A).In the 100-plus years since that initial patent, the...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division engineers Ryan Fisher (bottom) and Ryan Evanko (top) use a FARO Arm 3D scanner to capture names carved into USS Saginaw’s surviving gig’s wooden hatch coamings. Saginaw was an active ship during the American Civil War, but was grounded after striking an outlying reef near Midway Island in 1870, 150 years ago. The ship’s surviving gig is housed at Naval History and Heritage Command’s collection management facility in Richmond, Virginia. Carderock engineers supported a 3D-scanning mission of the gig to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its voyage.
Carderock Helps Preserve Century Old Artifacts with 3D Scanning Capabilities
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | Dec. 15, 2020
The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) holds a collection of valuable artifacts, each one containing a unique chapter of U.S. naval history. In August, NHHC contacted Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in...

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Robert G. Sutton, left, and Cpl. Moses E. Perez, field wireman with Combat Logistics Regiment 15 install new solar panels on Combat Outpost Shukvani, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2012. Sutton and Perez installed the solar panels to provide power to radios, laptops, and computers in the event of power outages.
Carderock Patent Spotlight – Solar Panel Deployment Method
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Dec. 1, 2020
A team from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division received a second patent for their solar panel deployment technology, a product that was created in 2009. U.S. Patent No. 10,804,839, Solar Panel Deployment Method,...

WEST BETHESDA, Md. — Jet Griffin (left) provides ASL interpretation as Christina Suggs (not pictured) asks questions from the Fusion forum and Microsoft Teams chat for Tony Madalena (right).
NSWC Dahlgren Division Observes Disability Employment Awareness Month with NAVSEA Warfare Centers
By NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications | Nov. 23, 2020
WEST BETHESDA, Md. — Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md., observed the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and telework...

An artist rendering of the future Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines.
Carderock’s Columbia Propulsor Acquisition Team Earns Navy Excellence Award
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Nov. 17, 2020
The 2020 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards ceremony was held virtually on Nov. 5, 2020, with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Columbia Propulsor Acquisition Team accepting the Field...

Ashlee Floyd from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division works on a SmartBoard to navigate NavalX’s online event calendar portal on Oct 13, 2020, at NavalX’s Alexandria, Va., site “The Garden.” Floyd designed the online event calendar portal at the beginning of her rotation to help keep track of future activities the organization planned to host.
Carderock’s Ashlee Floyd Talks NavalX Rotation
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Nov. 3, 2020
At first, the goal was simple; spend one year on rotation through NavalX at The Garden in Alexandria, Virginia, learn some new skills, and take them back to the Welding Processing and Nondestructive Evaluation Branch at Naval...

From left: Engineers Stephanie Blease, Mei Ling McAfee and Isaac Downey stand with their Team Mentor Benjamin Gordon, Marine Corps Vulnerability and Protection Manager Rodney Peterson and Technical Director Larry Tarasek before competing in the TD Cup at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Olney Support Center in Olney, Md., on Sept. 17, 2020.
Goose Busters Represent Carderock in Technical Director’s Cup
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | Oct. 27, 2020
Since March, the United States has been combatting a modern pandemic that has forced major organizations, like Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division, to alter their work habits. Although the global health...

Members of this years’ Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program, a Department of Energy initiative that gives K-12 STEM educators the opportunity to work with various government agencies for one year, learn about SeaGlide on Sept. 25, 2020, in the David Taylor Model Basin at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md. Pictured from left is AEFs Machin Norris, Mike Vargas, Suzy Otto and Laura Larkin; John Hamilton and Jeff Campana are Carderock employees who helped the AEFs with their SeaGlides.
Albert Einstein Fellows Begin Work with Carderock
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Oct. 21, 2020
Addressing the ever-changing landscape of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) arena is a task that requires dedicated efforts from its professionals.For the second consecutive year, Naval Surface Warfare...

USS Antietam (CG 54) and the USS Tippecanoe (AO 21) perform a replenishment at sea (RAS) on Sept. 13, 2020, during Exercise Valiant Shield in the Pacific Ocean.
Carderock Members Receive Experience of a Lifetime
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Oct. 9, 2020
Two Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division employees recently participated in the experience of a lifetime. Brian Mills, naval architect and test engineer, and Thomas Bruno, electrical engineer, both from...

Dr. Natasha Chang, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.
Carderock’s Dr. Natasha Chang Recognized by HENAAC for STEM Professional Achievement
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWC Carderock Division, Public Affairs | Sept. 29, 2020
Dr. Natasha Chang, a mechanical engineer in the Hydroacoustics and Propulsor Development Branch of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division, has been honored with the 2020 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement...

Lisa Minnick, acting head of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Columbia-class Branch, was named a recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the Society of Women Engineers for 2020. In her 14 years with Carderock, Minnick has made an abundance of key contributions within her department as well as in STEM outreach and mentorship efforts.
Society of Women Engineers Honors Carderock’s Lisa Minnick
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | Sept. 23, 2020
The Society of Women Engineers is just one of many organizations to adjust plans for their annual conference in the wake of the spread of Coronavirus.Normally, there is an awards banquet to honor the women making...

Navy ships, similar to the one pictured may get some help with corrosion issues. NSWC PHD’s Lead Materials Engineer Armen Kvryan along with PHD’s Fathomwerx Lab, Matter Labs and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division are hosting a Rust-A-Thon competition to help find coatings that can mitigate and control corrosion on Navy ships.
Warfare Centers Collaborate with Industry to Address Navy Ship Combat Systems Corrosion
By Latasha Ball | Sept. 16, 2020
NSWC PHD Lead Materials Engineer Armen Kvryan and several allies are using a unique strategy to take on a long-time enemy of Navy ships—corrosion."Corrosion is a big issue for the Navy and combat systems because it's so...

Eric Shields
Carderock recognizes the best of the best
By NSWC Carderock Division Public Affairs | Sept. 16, 2020
Employees who made a significant contribution to the Navy and to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division in 2019 were honored at the command’s annual “Magnificent Eight” award ceremony on Sept. 10, 2020, in...

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Antonio Zambrano earned the Marine Corps Excellence in Acquisition Support Award for his effort in transitioning the Corrosion Prevention and Control program from acquisition logistics and product support to program manager, supply and maintenance systems.
Carderock Program Analyst Receives Marine Corps Excellence in Acquisition Support Award
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | Aug. 26, 2020
The Excellence in Acquisition Support Award recognizes an individual who made significant contributions to the Maine Corps Systems Command’s (MCSC) mission accomplishment. This year, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock...

U.S. Sailors perform preservation on a lower stage weapons elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in Norfolk, Virginia, May 11, 2020. The John C. Stennis is partnering with Newport News Shipbuilding to complete Refueling Complex Overhaul on schedule with a trained, resilient and cohesive crew.
Weapons, CCAT Look Ahead With Elevator Preservation
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anton G. Wendler USS Stennis (CVN 74) | Aug. 6, 2020
NORFOLK, Va. – Many departments and teams aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) have assisted in the ship’s pre- Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) progress.The ship’s weapons department corrosion team and...

Sheila Riggs analyzes data from the Membrane Bio Reactor, which treats blackwater and graywater to be ready for discharge from a ship on May 10, 2017, at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md. Riggs is part of the Environmental Engineering, Science, and Technology Branch’s Non-oily Wastewater Team that is working on testing vendor’s treatment system.
Carderock Engineers Lead Environmental Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation
By Edvin Hernandez, Stephan Verosto, Rachel Jacobs, Sang Lee, William Hertel and James Mann | July 29, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is home to many unique facilities, but few are like the environmental laboratories managed by the Environmental Engineering, Science and Technology Branch (Code 633). Between...

Craig Madden of the Acoustics Department at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.
Carderock Claims Two Top Scientists and Engineers and one Team 2020 Dr. Etter Awards
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | July 23, 2020
A pair of engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division have been named in the 2020 class of Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers Award for Achievement winners. In addition, several Carderock...

Sue Rossi, Carderock’s Human Resource Division.
Carderock’s Sue Rossi Wins Philip Heiler Award
By Todd A. Hurley, NSWCCD Public Affairs | July 22, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s own awards program manager won an award herself. Sue Rossi, from Carderock’s Human Resource Division, received the 2020 Philip Heiler Award for Human Resources Excellence...

Capt. Cedric McNeal, commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, and Technical Director Larry Tarasek sign an Education Partnership Agreement from their office in West Bethesda, Md., with the University of the District of Columbia during a virtual ceremony on July 6, 2020.
Carderock Signs Education Partnership Agreement with UDC
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | July 14, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) signed a five-year Education Partnership Agreement on July 6 in West Bethesda, Maryland.The agreement, which Commanding...

Composite Team Leader Dr. Maureen Foley.
Carderock Materials Engineer is Avid STEM Proponent
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | July 13, 2020
One of Composite Team Lead Dr. Maureen Foley’s (Code 6102) proudest accomplishments is transitioning her first design to the fleet, something that doesn’t happen to every engineer.As a child, Foley was raised in Duxbury,...

A Sailor at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division holds the Legion of Merit Award that Capt. Michael Richman (center), chief of staff for Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers, presented to Capt. Cedric McNeal for his successful time as commanding officer of Carderock Division. McNeal was relieved by Capt. Todd Hutchison in a ceremony in West Bethesda, Md., on July 10, 2020.
Carderock Division Changes Command
By Kelley Sterling, NSWCCD Public Affairs | July 10, 2020
Capt. Todd E. Hutchison relieved Capt. Cedric J. McNeal as commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division in a ceremony July 10, 2020, in West Bethesda, Maryland.McNeal, who was the 38th...

Site of the Carr Inlet Acoustic Range (CIAR) operations in May 1969.
Inside the History of Detachment Puget Sound
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | July 8, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has several detachments scattered across the United States, all of which specialize in key areas that support the warfighter.Carderock’s Detachment Puget Sound in...

Zach Heinkel (left), a composites materials engineer in the Additive Manufacturing Project Office at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, receives manufacturing process feedback on June 10, 2020, from Anna Bernal, an engineer in Carderock’s Non-Metallic Research and Engineering Branch, about the door opener that allows less personal contact with door handles.
Carderock Team Uses Talents to Manufacture COVID-Fighting Tools
By Todd Hurley, NSWCCD Public Affairs | July 8, 2020
The Materials and Manufacturing Technology Division at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division has been instrumental in supporting local COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, from hand sanitizer production to...

Jay Ong, a chemical engineer in the Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, mixes the ingredients for hand sanitizer in the lab in June 2020.
Carderock Scientists Tackle Hand Sanitizer Shortage
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | June 24, 2020
One of the earliest words of guidance to come from the entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was how important it is for people to...

Dana Wegner, the Curator of Navy Ship Models at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, receives the Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award on June 4, 2020, in West Bethesda, Md.
Wegner Earns Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award for His Unique Contribution to Naval History
By Edvin Hernandez and Kelley Stirling, NSWCCD Public Affairs | June 9, 2020
Dana Wegner, the Curator of Ship Models at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division, was awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award on June 4, 2020, in West Bethesda, Maryland...

A team of engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Centers Carderock and Philadelphia Divisions stop by Mt. Vernon, Ill., to enjoy the sunset while on course to Naval Base San Diego on April 2, 2020, to perform calm-water trials on USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
Carderock Engineers Road Trip to San Diego to Conduct Calm Water Trials
By Edvin Hernandez, NSWCCD public affairs | May 19, 2020
A group of engineers from the Naval Architecture and Engineering Department at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division drove nearly 3,000 miles to Naval Base San Diego to perform calm-water trials on USS Zumwalt (DDG...

Logo for Capital Tech Bridge.
Carderock Supports Capital and Mid-Atlantic Tech Bridges
By NSWC Carderock Division Corporate Communications | May 14, 2020
WEST BETHESDA, MARYLAND – Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA) James Geurts announced the creation of six more Tech Bridges nationwide during a virtual press conference on May...

Scott Ziv, an engineer in the Additive Manufacturing Project Office at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, inspects a set of face covering frames after they were 3D printed on April 14, 2020, in Carderock’s Manufacturing, Knowledge and Education Lab in West Bethesda, Md. The division’s Platform Integrity and Corporate Operations Departments were asked to create about 3,000 masks to be stocked for Carderock employees that need to be on base to perform work.
Carderock Engineers Work to Offset Face-Covering Shortage
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | May 6, 2020
The world is continuing to adjust to the new normal that has come with the spread of COVID-19 as governments across the globe have instituted policies geared toward flattening the curve. Maryland is one of many states to...

Miguel Angel Garcia (left), a Spanish Armada functionary; Milton Perez-Cruz (center), a mechanical engineer from Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division; and David Sanchez, a Spanish Armada engineer, assemble face shields produced in their additive manufacturing lab at the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Rota, Spain, in April 2020 for use at local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the frames themselves are printed from the Ultimaker S5 3D printer, every full-face shield is put together by hand and inspected by the lab workers prior to distribution.
Carderock Engineer Assists with International Fight Against COVID-19
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | April 28, 2020
Being a member of the military often requires personnel to be able to adjust to the needs of a new mission on short notice. To some degree, the same is required of its civilian employees, such as Naval Surface Warfare Center...

Jon Etxegoien overlooks the Port of Cartagena, Spain, in January 2020.
Carderock’s Etxegoien is Resident Ship Liaison Officer at the Cartagena Arsenal and Navantia Shipyard
By Kelley Stirling, NSWCCD Public Affairs | April 27, 2020
As an immigrant to the U.S. with family ties to the Basque Country of northern Spain, it is only fitting that Jon Etxegoien would spend the last few years of his career with Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in...

Dr. David Coakley, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division.
Patent Spotlight: Ribbon Fairing Apparatus’
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | April 22, 2020
Accounting for water resistance on below-surface vehicles can, at times, make or break the system. When attachments are added to the vessel, those too should be optimized to address resistance concerns.Last May, Naval Surface...

Zach Heinkel, an engineer in the Additive Manufacturing Project Office, watches an extrusion bead of a 3D printer as it makes a face mask frame on April 10, 2020, in the Additive Manufacturing Lab at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Md. The AM team was asked to create 800 masks which will be stocked for Carderock employees that need to be on base to perform work.
Carderock looks to use R&D abilities in COVID-19 fight
By Benjamin McKnight III, NSWCCD Public Affairs | April 14, 2020
The first case of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, in the United States was discovered in late January and since then has taken a stronghold on the day-to-day operations of the nation. The number of identified Coronavirus cases...
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