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(July 2019) Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) developed the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber (HAMSTER) to determine the condition of the interface bond between a coating and the hull. The portable, battery powered hammer uses a unique algorithm to provide a real-time evaluation of the condition of the bond with each impact. (U.S. Navy photo by James McDonnell)
NSWCPD’s HAMSTER Hammers Home Accuracy and Efficiencies
By Keegan Rammel, NSWCPD Public Affairs | April 3, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) recently began delivering an advanced

200115-N-LW865-0017 (Jan. 15, 2020) NEWPORT, R.I. Members of various commands and U.S. government agencies participate in the annual War-Gaming Fundamentals course held at the U.S. Naval War College Jan. 15. The five-day course is held to teach the war-gaming skills that NWC uses to help decision-makers shape the future Navy. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) engineers Chris Wildmann (third from right), John Kusiean (second from right), and John Berardino (far right) graduated from the course and lead the Command’s efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler D. John/released)
NSWCPD Utilizes War Games to Connect with the Warfighter
By Keegan Rammel, NSWCPD Public Affairs | April 2, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) engineers recently developed and

200220-N-QL258-0039 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD)’s National Engineers Week celebration culminated in a cake cutting ceremony honoring the Command’s newest and longest serving engineers, Feb. 20. NSWCPD’s newest engineers Ryan Weikel, Yasir Rizvi, and Ethan Klabunde started earlier in the week on Feb. 18, while chemical engineer Al McCarrick has been with the Command for 44 years. The engineers were joined by NSWCPD’s Technical Director Tom Perotti and guest speaker Jill Boward, Executive Director, Program Executive office Integrated Warfare Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition). From left to right: Perotti, Weikel, Rizvi, Klabunde, McCarrick, and Boward. (U.S. Navy photo by Kirsten St. Peter)/Released
NSWC Philadelphia Division Celebrates National Engineers Week
By Keegan Rammel, NSWCPD Public Affairs | Feb. 24, 2020
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division celebrated National Engineers Week with several

200213-N-YH772-0008 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) recently developed the Inventory Sheet Automation process, which utilizes a Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) tablet and scanner to electronically complete the requisite inventory sheets. The use of a barcode scanner to automate the input of inventory management data reduces inventory time by 60 percent while also reducing risk of human error. (U.S. Navy photo by Keegan Rammel/Released)
NSWC Philadelphia Division Leads General Equipment Inventory Management Process Improvements
By Keegan Rammel, NSWCPD Public Affairs | Feb. 13, 2020
The General Equipment Inventory Team at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD)