Moving through water can be a drag, but the use of supercavitation bubbles can reduce that drag and increase the speed of underwater vehicles. Sometimes these bubbles produce a bumpy ride, but now a team of engineers from Penn State Applied Research Laboratory have an approach that could smooths out the ride.
Applied Research Lab
Applied Research Lab
Penn State researchers have released a roadmap that is designed to offer a strategy for building the fundamental knowledge necessary to accelerate the design and application of additive manufacturing materials over the next 10 years.
The Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State is celebrating 70 years of discovery and innovation this year. Its work, which supports national security, economic competitiveness and quality of life, is highlighted in a video about its history and current research.
Edward Liszka, director emeritus of the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State and a University alumnus, was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense to a private citizen, noncareer federal employee or foreign national.
An interdisciplinary team that includes five Penn State researchers has received a three-year $3 million Integrated Research Project award from the Department of Energy.
Rocket engines will soon be blazing away in a series of tests at Penn State's University Park campus, enabling students to gain a better understanding of rocket performance and share some of their knowledge with NASA, according to an agreement reached between the University's Applied Research Laboratory and NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
A team of Penn State researchers at the Applied Research Laboratory and Materials Science Department have seen the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) they developed between 2005 and 2011 transitioned to its first successful human test in March. Thoratec Corp., a world leader in mechanical circulatory support therapies for failing hearts, licensed the technology from Penn State in 2010.
Representatives from Canada, Guyana, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States attended the 9th International Law Enforcement Forum at Penn State, April 16-18, 2013. The Forum's workshop focused on "Protecting the Public, Protecting the Protector," giving special attention to improving safety at major public events, particularly after the Boston Marathon bombing.
The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory a contract for up to $853 million over the next 10 years to support critical defense work. NAVSEA will provide an estimated $415 million over the next five years with an option to renew for an additional five years at $438 million. ARL has had continuous Navy funding since its establishment by the Navy in 1945.
Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory and Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, will establish the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition as a Manufacturing Demonstration Facility under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Open Manufacturing Initiative. The project will receive $3.8 million over four years.
Christopher Griffin, a faculty member in Penn State's Applied Research Lab, has been awarded the Sidney D. Drell Academic Award by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). The award is one of several achievement awards presented annually by the INSA to outstanding young professionals across the national security and intelligence field. Award winners are nominated by their peers for their leadership, commitment, hard work and dedication to their professional sector.
Michael V. Paul, space systems engineer in Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory, has received a $100,000 grant under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program and been named a Fellow of this recently reformed program in NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist. Paul, who leads the Penn State Lunar Lion team -- part of the Google Lunar X PRIZE competition -- receives his grant for "Non-Radioisotope Power Systems for Sunless Solar System Exploration Missions." Several targets of scientific interest in solar system exploration require nonsolar power sources because of permanent shading from craters or clouds, or extreme distances from the sun.
Moustafa El-Gindy, a senior scientist with the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).El-Gindy is the founder and director of ARL's Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Research Center. He is also founder and executive director of the International Journal of Heavy Vehicles Systems and serves as chairman of ASME's Vehicle Design Committee.
Lockheed Martin has partnered with Penn State to develop innovative solutions for the energy sector. As part of the corporation's commitment to tackling critical national energy challenges, Lockheed Martin will fund $400,000 of research and development projects at Penn State in 2009. Leveraging a partnership spanning more than 30 years, this latest Lockheed Martin-Penn State collaboration will focus on Smart Grid technology.