Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) - Division Newport


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Code 07TP
1176 Howell Street
Newport, RI 02841
United States

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One of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, is the Navy's full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with the undersea battlespace.
NUWC Division Newport provides the technical foundation that enables the conceptualization, research, development, fielding, modernization, and maintenance of systems that ensure our Navy's undersea superiority.
NUWC Division Newport is responsible, cradle to grave, for all aspects of systems under its charter, and is engaged in efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of evolving operational capabilities in the U.S. Navyfleet. The major thrust of NUWC Division Newport's activities is in applied research and system development.
With headquarters in Rhode Island, NUWC Division Newport operates detachments at West Palm Beach, Florida, and Andros Island in the Bahamas. Remote test facilities are located atSeneca Lake and Fisher's Island in New York, and Dodge Pond, Connecticut.


NUWC Division Newport's mission is to provide the technical foundation which enables the conceptualization, research, development, fielding, modernization and maintenance of systems that ensure the undersea superiority of the U.S. Navy.

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Boiling heat transfer surface
Boiling heat transfer torpedo
Bottom activated retractable control surface for an unmanned undersea vehicle
Break-away muzzle cap retention mechanism
Brisk maneuvering device for undersea vehicles
Buoyant device for bi-directional acousto-optic signal transfer across the air-water interface
Cable flushing lateral
Casualty monitoring system for autonomous vehicle
Coil restraint device
Computerized auditory scene analysis particularly suited for undersea applications


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Quiet Water Tunnel
Acoustic Wind Tunnel
Anechoic Chamber
Combat Systems Evaluation & Analysis Laboratory
Dodge Pond Acoustic Measurement Facility
Launcher Laboratory
Narragansett Bay Shallow Water Test Facility
Over-water Arch Facility
Propulsion Test Facility
Seneca LaKe Sonar Test Facility



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This is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). NUWCDIVNPT is soliciting research proposals for new and innovative R&D solutions related to the following undersea technology subject areas: (1) Seapower 21 / Seatrial Concept Experimentation Software Technologies (2) Undersea Warfare Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (3) Submarine and Surface Ship Sonar (4) Submarine/Surface Ship Combat Control and Information Management Systems (5) Task Force ASW Systems (6) Environmental and Tactical Support Systems (7) Surface Ship Undersea Warfare (USW) Systems (8) Submarine Electromagnetic Systems (9) Test and Evaluation (10)Undersea Communications (11) Torpedo And Torpedo Target System Technology And Assessment (12) Thermal And Electric Propulsion (For Torpedo, Target, UUV, Mobile Mine And Countermeasure Applications) (13) High-Speed Undersea Missiles, Projectiles, and Munitions (14) Unmanned Vehicles (UV): Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV)/Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS)/Unmanned Surface Vehicles (Us4) Technology and Assessment (15) Test Bed Technologies (16) Launcher, Missile and Payload Integration Systems (17) Torpedo Defense (Launchers) (18) Torpedo Defense (Modeling and Simulation) (19) Countermeasures Technology (20) Materials (21) Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) Or Other Emerging/Leap-Ahead Technologies That Offer To Dramatically Advance Submarine Sonar and/or Other Advanced Underwater Systems (22) Bioeffects (23) Audition and Communication (24) Distributed Networked Forces (DNF) Related Technologies and Complex Analytical Tools & Methods.

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