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NSWC Crane Hosts Naval Innovative Science and Engineering Program Panel

By NSWC Crane Corporate Communications | Aug. 21, 2018

CRANE, Ind—Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted a Naval Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) program panel to select upcoming research, technology transition, and workforce development programs for 2019.

The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act, provides research grants to Navy-wide laboratories, NSWC Crane receiving $14 million annually. This year, 142 proposals were submitted and 47 finalists were selected to present and answer questions on their project at the panel.

"The NISE Program has been a tremendous catalyst for the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the NSWC Crane workforce.  I find it tremendously exciting to see our scientists and engineers leverage their academic expertise towards novel applications within our mission focus areas," said Dr. Jonathan Dilger, Director of Research.

Each project is judged by a panel of ten leaders based on key factors such as alignment with Navy and base goals, importance, work force impact, and collaboration with existing Crane and Navy divisions and departments.

A few of the programs selected for funding this year include: “Silicon-On-Air Microelectronics Technology,” proposed by Dr. Gadlage and Dr. Halstead; “Machine Aided Threat Assessment,” proposed by Mark Jenne; and “Upper Spectrum Threat Exploitation and Advanced Countermeasures Development,” presented by Tim Bradley.

NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with mission areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. NSWC Crane is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today’s warfighter.