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Developed advanced algorithms for cognitive electronic warfare (EW) systems to provide targeting solutions using passive sensors.
Led the development of unique software and associated systems for undersea sensing that demonstrated unprecedented gains in ultra-quiet submarine detection.
Demonstrated a novel, scandium aluminum nitride (ScAlN), based transistor technology capable of RF power density five times current state of the art.
Developed machine learning algorithms to enhance optical sensor sensitivity and improve the detection of objects in undersea environments.
Led the development of novel big data algorithms to assess dynamic cerebral cortex signals, building the next generation of fieldable neuro-technologies.
Led advancements in line-of-sight communications and demonstrated the use of steerable antennas on unmanned surface vessels.
Developed a methodology and specification for autonomous systems certification, equivalent to the process used for piloted aircraft.
Led the development, certification, and delivery of advancements to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense signal processor and SM-3 Block 1B interceptor, significantly expanding the system’s initial capabilities.
Invented advanced two-phase heat transfer devices to dissipate heat generated by hypersonic vehicles, a technology that has demonstrated 100 times the heat transport capacity of conventional engineered materials.
Developed a low-cost, portable, undersea tracking capability that is deployable from surface vessels with the ability to return to launch point.
Led the team creating an optimized airworthiness software for flight clearance that utilized both FAA Software and NAVAIR risk acceptance for the VH-92 Presidential Helicopter program.
Developed a novel two-stage, atom beam source for use in inertial navigation for maritime platforms.
Developed new decompression software models for advanced, Helium/Oxygen deep diving systems.
Developed an advanced antenna technology that has led to the introduction of a new type of buoyant cable antenna for the U.S. Submarine Fleet.
Modeled and tested breakthrough fluid/structure phenomena to advance Navy’s unique capability for designing, deploying, and maintaining ship moorings subsea pipelines, guyed towers, transmission lines, and other cable-like Naval structures.
Developed a full scale V-22 Osprey flight test program to capture the most comprehensive operational data to date.
Designed and performed a nationally recognized COVID-19 study, involving 3,500 Marine recruits and 57,000 samples that provided critical Health Protection data.
Developed a novel lightweight, low-cost SONAR array that provides VIRGINIA and COLUMBIA class submarines exceptional 360-degree, sonar coverage.
Developed a new nanoparticle method for the study of the SARS virus that causes COVID-19.
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition serves as the Navy Service Acquisition Executive (SAE). ASN RDA has authority, responsibility and accountability for all acquisition functions and programs, and for enforcement of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment procedures. The Assistant Secretary represents the Department of the Navy to USD (A&S) and to Congress on all matters relating to acquisition policy and programs.
The Assistant Secretary establishes policies and procedures and manages the Navy's Research, Development and Acquisition activities in accordance with DoD 5000 Series Directives. The Assistant Secretary serves as Program (Milestone) Decision Authority on ACAT IC programs and recommends decisions on ACAT ID programs.
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