Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Panama City Division


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110 Vernon Avenue
Panama City, FL 32407-7001
United States

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Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division is situated on 648 acres on the western shore of St. Andrew's Bay in Panama City, Fla. The station has five major departments and employs more than 1,350 civilians and 130 military personnel. Coastal Systems Station is a major research and development activity of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, with another level of headquarters at Dahlgren Division in Virginia. Because of the northwest Florida location, employees have ready access to the excellent natural resources, showplace facilities, and state-of-the-art instrumentation needed to simulate, analyze, develop and test equipment for the Navy's fleet. Station employees have developed or significantly influenced virtually every type of mine, torpedo and sonar countermeasure in operations use today. As the name refers, the Station is the leader in the development of systems that operate in the coastal regions of the world.


The mission of the NSWC Panama Cityis to support the mission of the Dahlgren Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center by providing research, development, testing, and evaluation for mine countermeasures, special warfare, amphibious warfare, diving and other naval missions that take place primarily in the coastal region. It also executes other responsibilities as assigned by the Commander, Dahlgren Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Technology Disciplines

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Air-delivered monocoque submersible vehicle system
Airborne mine neutralization system, neutralizer pressure relief valve
Apparatus and method for compensating images for differences in aspect
Apparatus for confined underwater cryogenic surface preparation
Attitude estimation using ground imagery
Auto-focus for circular synthetic aperture sonar
Automated change detection for synthetic aperture sonar
Automated threshold selection for a tractable alarm rate
Automatic vehicle information retrieval for use at entry to a secure site
Autonomous craft controller system for landing craft air cushioned vehicle



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