ONR demonstrates technology tools, scientific outreach at Sea-Air-Space show

April 13th, 2012
Aspiring pilots can try their hand at landing on simulated aircraft carrier decks when the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sets up shop April 16-18 at the Sea Air Space Exposition in National Harbor, Md.

"We have a unique opportunity here to fast track collaboration with our partners and customers to discuss science and technology gaps in the Department of the Navy," said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder. "This expo offers us an effective platform to talk about how we deliver innovative solutions to our Sailors and Marines in their missions around the globe."

Klunder will speak about data center consolidation during a roundtable session April 17.

Representatives from ONR, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) will be stationed in the main hall at Booth #823 to talk about research efforts and ongoing projects.

Visitors who stop by can test drive an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet flight simulator that is running new flight control software to help pilots land safely aboard aircraft carriers. Other technologies on display will include the eXperimental Fuel Cell unmanned aerial system (UAS)—a tube-launched autonomous vehicle; a Scan Eagle UAS; an AeroSonde UAS; the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle 310—a bomb disposal robot; a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle; and scale models of new antenna arrays for surface ships from ONR's Integrated Topside program.

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