Carderock Engineer Supports DSV Alvin Stability Tests

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. Carderock , Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) supported sea trials of the submersible, last October, for certification and stability purposes. The DSV Alvin, one of…

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RAPx Program Completes In-Water Demonstrations

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 with two in-water demonstrations at the end of this past summer, and is continuing to progress as an FY22 effort. The RAPx program consists of two projects: Measuring Acoustics and…

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UISS Underwater Explosion Shock Test

The Program Executive Office for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) announced the successful completion of underwater explosion (UNDEX) shock testing on the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS), a component of the Navy’s suite of mine countermeasure technologies. The test was conducted by the Aberdeen Test Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock with assistance from Textron and NSWC…

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Kraken Announces CRADA on Pressure Tolerant Batteries with US Navy

June 11, 2021 – Kraken Robotics, Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc, has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). Under the CRADA, the Battery Certification and Integration Branch, Code 636 of NSWC Carderock, will test Kraken’s pressure tolerant lithium-ion batteries.…

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Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems

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 Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division’s lead RAPx organizer, who helped lead the ANTX East 2019 and was Carderock’s lead and…

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Weapons, CCAT Look Ahead With Elevator Preservation

August 6, 2020 – 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 the Corrosion Control Assistance Team (CCAT) from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Corrosion and Coating Engineering Branch worked together to complete the preservation…

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