Meetings of the Naval Research Advisory Committee
The Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) will meet to discuss classified information from government organizations. All sessions of the meetings, except the NRAC Security, Ethics, and Travel Brief on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will be devoted to briefings, discussions, and technical examinations of issues related to maritime strategy and Department of the Navy plans, programs, and objectives. It is envisioned that these discussions will enable the NRAC to identify technology gaps where additional science and technology investments may be needed to satisfy current and projected Navy and Marine Corps requirements.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Implementation of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Decision To Relocate Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) Activities from Washington, DC to the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of the Navy NEPA regulation (32 CFR part 775), the Department of the Navy (DON) announces its intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with relocation of certain WRAMC activities from Washington, DC, to the NNMC in Bethesda, MD per Public Law 101-510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (BRAC Law). Potential impacts associated with normal future growth expected from changes in mission, force protection, improved security, and accessibility for disabled persons will also be evaluated and will contribute to the alternatives considered. The DON will hold public scoping meetings for the purpose of further identifying the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Written and recorded comments will be accepted during this time. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action will be addressed, representatives from NNMC Bethesda will be available to answer questions and solicit public comments from interested parties during the scheduled public scoping meetings. Following publication of the draft EIS, at a time to be determined, further public meetings will be held to address comments on the draft document.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Homeporting Additional Surface Ships at Naval Station Mayport, FL, and To Announce a Public Scoping Meeting
Pursuant to Section (102)(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of Navy (Navy) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of constructing and operating the facilities and infrastructure associated with homeporting additional surface ships at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport, FL. The Navy proposes to review and assess homeporting additional Atlantic Fleet surface ships at NAVSTA Mayport including cruisers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, amphibious transport docks, dock landing ships, and/or a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Ultimately the homeporting could involve the relocation of existing ships to NAVSTA Mayport or the assignment of newly acquired ships to NAVSTA Mayport. The proposal includes only those required activities necessary to prepare and operate NAVSTA Mayport for the proposed homeporting and does not include actions at other Navy bases. The EIS study area is NAVSTA Mayport, the Mayport turning basin, the entrance channel, and a portion of the main shipping channel. NAVSTA Mayport covers 3,409 acres and is homeport for 22 ships, five helicopter squadrons, and approximately 16,010 sailors and civilians making it the third largest naval facility in the continental U.S. The scope of actions to be analyzed in this EIS includes homeporting of various classes of surface ships and construction to include dredging, infrastructure and wharf improvements, and construction of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier propulsion plant maintenance facilities (depot-level maintenance facilities including a controlled industrial facility, ship maintenance facility, and maintenance support facility). Dates and Addresses: One public scoping meeting will be held in Jacksonville, FL, to receive written comments on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. The public scoping open house will be held on December 5, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Wilson Center of the Florida Community College at Jacksonville, South Campus, 11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL.
Notice of Availability of Invention for Licensing; Government-Owned Invention
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for licensing by the Department of the Navy. Navy Case No. 83,562: Making it Possible to Use a Human Similarity Measure in a Face Recognition System.//Navy Case No. 83,817: Fiber FTIR in the Mid-Wave- IR and Long-Wave-IR Spectral Region.//Navy Case No. 84,353: Ultrathin, Conformal Polymer Coatings as Separators at Nanostructured Metal Oxides Used for Energy Storage.//Navy Case No. 84,425: Smoke Detector System Alarm Activation Via 85 Decibel Acoustic Horn from any Detector Location.//Navy Case No. 84,558: Method and Apparatus for Passive Acoustic Ranging in Shallow Water.//Navy Case No. 84,812: Tri-Axial Hybrid Vibration Isolator.//Navy Case No. 84,925: Carbon Nanoarchitectures with Ultrathin, Conformal Polymer Coatings for Electrochemical Capacitors.//Navy Case No. 95,807: CMOS Analog-to- Digital Converter with Arbel Channel.//Navy Case No. 95,924: Detector of Slow-Moving Targets in High-Resolution Sea.//Navy Case No. 95,959: Hybrid Cat's Eye Modulating Retro-Reflector with Coarse Pointing Element.//Navy Case No. 95,978: 3-D SAR Sub-Pixel Resolution.//Navy Case No. 95,988: TiO2 Aerogel-Based Photoboltaic Electrodes and Solar Cells.//Navy Case No. 96,014: Controller for Event-Based Statistical Covert Channels.//Navy Case No. 96,139: CNT-Based Nanocomposite for Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Applications.//Navy Case No. 96,148: Gas Filled Hollow Core Chalcogenide Photonic Bandgap Fiber Raman Device and Method.//Navy Case No. 96,182: All Electronic Isolator Using Negative Refractive Fixed Heterostructure Bi-Crystal or Ferroelectric Heterostructure Bi-Crystal or Ferroelectric Heterostructure Bi- Crystal.//Navy Case No. 96,194: IR Supercontinuum Source.//Navy Case No. 96,231: Doppler-Sensitive Adaptive Coherence Estimate Detector.// Navy Case No. 96,301: Scale Adaptive Filtering.//Navy Case No. 96,318: Wafer Bonded High Voltage Power Switch.//Navy Case No. 96,353: Dual Large Area Plasma Processing System.//Navy Case No. 96,365: One- Dimensional Iris Signature for Iris Identification.//Navy Case No. 96,406: Laser Filament Imager.//Navy Case No. 96,499: Thermally Reflective Encapsulated Phase Change Pigment.//Navy Case No. 96,578: Method of Fabrication MgB2 Superconductors by Hot Rolling.//Navy Case No. 96,583: Secure Agent Software Development System.//Navy Case No. 96,585: Magnetically Directed Self-Assembly of Molecular Electronic Junctions.//Navy Case No. 96,612: Silicon Nitride Passivation with Ammonia Plasma Pretreatment for Improving Reliability of A1GaN/GaN HEMTs.//Navy Case No. 96,613: A Conducting Polymer Switch for ProteinsControl of Protein Activity Using Doped and Dedoped States of Highly Conducting Hydroxylated Poly (3,4 Ethylenedioxythiophene).//Navy Case No. 96,628: Method of Controlling Quantum Dot Photoluminescence and Other Intrinsic Properties Through Biological Specificity.//Navy Case No. 96,629: Multistatic Radar Adaptive Pulse Compressor.//Navy Case No. 96,691: Method and Apparatus for Generating Power from Voltage Gradients at Sediment-Water Interfaces Using Active Transport of Sediment Porewater.//Navy Case No. 96,695: Pattern Assessment Methodology Using Spatial Analysis.//Navy Case No. 96,740: Metal Vapor Vacuum Arc (MeVVa) Eight-Element Pulsed Ion Source.//Navy Case No. 96,769: Securerun, an XML Based Scripting Framework For Interactive, Semi-Automated, Automated, and Distributed Applications.//Navy Case No. 96,775: Magnesium Aluminate Transparent Ceramic Having Low Scattering and Absorption Loss.//Navy Case No. 96,776: Optical Fiber Clad- Protective Terminations.//Navy Case No. 96,826: Novel Biodegradable Biofouling Control Coating and Method of Formulator.//Navy Case No. 96,834: Impact Tensile Test Machine.//Navy Case No. 96,837: Low Loss VIS-IR (0.5-5.0um) Transmitting Ceramic AlonGlass Composite Windows and Domes.//Navy Case No. 96,839: Low Loss VIS-IR (0.5-5.0 um) Transmitting GlassCeramic Spinel Composite Windows and Domes.//Navy Case No. 96,866: Composition and Method for Making a Solvent Free, Self Polishing Poly-Urethane Matrix for Use in Solvent Free Antifoulings with Much Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Expected Life Term.//Navy Case No. 96,921: LiF Coated Magnesium Aluminate.//Navy Case No. 96,928: Narrow Band Notch Filter with Multiple Signal Path.//Navy Case No. 96,943: Optical Interrogation of Micro-Mechanical Sensors Using Microcavity Interferometry.//Navy Case No. 97,019: Electrospray Coating of Aerosols On-the-Fly for Fluorescent Labeling and Identification.//Navy Case No. 97,081: Poly-En-Urea, A Novel Solvent Free Weatherable Coating.//Navy Case No. 97,123: Reaction of Inorganic-Organic Linear Hybrid with Metal Salts and Metal Complexes Producing the Metallic Adduct of the Acetylenic Unit and Thermoset Formation Thereof.//Navy Case No. 97,124: Ceramic Compositions Formulated from Thermal Conversion of Thermosets Produced from Inorganic-Organic Linear Hybrid with Metal Salts and Metal Complexes of the Acetylenic Units.//Navy Case No. 97,197: Microarray-Based Detection and Molecular Characterization of Human Pathogenic Vibrio SPP.//Navy Case No. 97,200: Composite Battery Electrodes for High Rate Applications and Rapid Recharging.//Navy Case No. 97,294: Method of Transferring a Ultra-Thin Layer of Crystalline Material with High Crystalline Quality (1).//Navy Case No. 97,295: Method of Transferring a Ultra-Thin Layer of Crystalline Material with High Crystalline Quality (2).//Navy Case No. 97,316: A General Method for Stacking Thermal Actuators.//Navy Case No. 97,318: Non- Conductive Magnetic and Semiconductor Tunable Composite Negative Refractive Index Composite.//Navy Case No. 97,333: Radar Pulse Repetition Interval (PRI) Tracking Algorithm, or Radar Radio Frequency (RF) Tracking Algorithm.//Navy Case No. 97,413: Multi-Channel Carrier Suppression and Extraction Technique.//Navy Case No. 97,444: Volume Sensor: Data Fusion-Based, Multi-Sensor System for Advanced Damage Control.//Navy Case No. 97,454: Interferometer Based Chromatic Dispersion Monitor.//Navy Case No. 97,461: Novel Biodegradable Biofouling Control Coating and Method of Formulator.//Navy Case No. 97,486: Processing Semantic Markups in Web Ontology Language (OWL) with an Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) Registry.// Navy Case No. 97,493: A Novel Method for the Bottom-Seeded Growth of Potassium Lead Chloride Crystals from Polycrystalline Seeds.//Navy Case No. 97,494: Compression Assembly of Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS).//Navy Case No. 97,497: Thioacetate De-protection Method Using Catalytic Quaternary Ammonia Cyanide in Combination with a Protic Solvent.//Navy Case No. 97,498: Incorporation of 18 Oxygen into Peptide Mixtures for Differential Protein Expression Analysis by Mass Spectrometry.//Navy Case No. 97,499: Fiber Microstructure for Coupling a Plurality of Single Mode Fibers Onto One or More, High Bandwidth Photo-Detector(s) for Communications, Sensor, or Signal Processing Applications.//Navy Case No. 97,522: Long Range Active Thermal Imaging Using a Microwave or Millimeter-Wave Beam.//Navy Case No. 97,527: Controlled Actuated Membranes and Method of Making Same.//Navy Case No. 97,581: System and Method for Estimating Ocean Height and Current on a Personal Computer with Hurricane Module.//Navy Case No. 97,613: Passaged Neural Stem Cell-Derived Neuronal Networks as Sensing Elements for Detection of Environmental Threats.//Navy Case No. 97,614: Weighted, Summing Photonic Digital-to-Analog Conversion.//Navy Case No. 97,625: Thermoset Material Made From Siloxane-Acetylene Polymer Containing Metal-Acetylene.//Navy Case No. 97,661: Method and Apparatus for Three Dimensional Blending (TDB).//Navy Case No. 97,662: Integrally Gated Carbon Nanotube Field Ionizer Device and Method of Manufacture Therfor.//Navy Case No. 97,693: Technique for Detecting Damage-Induced Nonlinearities in Structures in the Absence of Baseline Data.//Navy Case No. 97,698: A Method and Apparatus for Attaching a Fluid Cell to a Planar Substrate.//Navy Case No. 97,705: Tri-Axial Hybrid Vibration Isolator.//Navy Case No. 97,713: Coating of Polymeric Fibers with Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Polymers for Environmental and Oxidative Protection.//Navy Case NO. 97,717: Remote Laser Assisted Biological Aerosol Standoff Detection in Atmosphere.//Navy Case No. 97,718: Multi- Core Optical Fiber Design for Distributed Sensing of Twist and Bend by Internal Strain Measurements.//Navy Case No. 97,725: Technique for Transformation of Universal Transverse Mercator Projected Raster Images into a Geodetic Projection.//Navy Case No. 97,727: System and Method for Analysis of Partial Iris Recognition.//Navy Case No. 97,738: Mosaic, Suppression of Edge Delamination Through Meso-Scale Structuring.//Navy Case No. 97,740: Advance Metoc Broker.//Navy Case No. 97,741: Iris Pattern Extraction Using Bit Planes and Standard Deviations.//Navy Case No. 97,745: Algorithm and System for Retrieving Ionospheric Parameters from Disk-Viewing Ultraviolet Airglow Data.// Navy Case No. 97,789: Crystalline III-V Nitride Films on Refractory Metal Substrates for High-Power Device Application.//Navy Case No. 97,792: Vacuum Wave Maker System.//Navy Case No. 97,793: Tactical Pocket Knife with Prying Protrusion, Boot-Shaped Lock, and Rotating Clip.//Navy Case No. 97,886: Adding Semantic Support to Existing UDDI Infrastructure.//Navy Case No. 97,893: Use of SiGe HBT to Moderate Light Through its Carrier Plasma.//Navy Case No. 97,911: Self Decontaminating Surfaces.//Navy Case No. 97,922: SOFC Cathode Containing Lanthanum Nickelate (La2Ni04+d).//Navy Case No. 97,925: Advanced Metoc Broker.//Navy Case No. 97,949: Feature Selection and Pattern Recognition Methods for Toxic Industrial Chemical and Fire Detection Using Cermet Sensors.//Navy Case No. 98,043: Secure Middleware.//Navy Case No. 98,052: Trifluoromethylcarbinol Terminated Alkanethiols.//Navy Case No. 98,059: A Configuration that Combines a Contra-Rotating Pair of Single-Blade Wing/Rotors and a Tilting Canard Wing/Propeller Unit into a Stop-Rotor Converting Rotor-Wings/Fixed- Wings Hybrid Micro-Air Vehicle with Full 3-Axis Control in all Modes of Flight.//Navy Case No. 98,063: Active-Twist Airfoil System.//Navy Case No. 98,070: IR Fiber Parametric Amplifier and Source.//Navy Case No. 98,071: Poled IR Fiber Parametric Amplifier and Source.//Navy Case No. 98,079: Functional Polymers Via Surface Modifying Agents, and Method for Polymeric Surface Modification.//Navy Case No. 98,082: Automated Discovery, Binding, and Integration of Non-Registered Geospatial Web Services.//Navy Case No. 98,094: Novel, Single Domain Antibody Libraries to Provide Heat Stable, High Affinity, Recombinant Recognition Elements.//Navy Case No. 98,095: Multi-Sensor Display System.//Navy Case No. 98,096: Manual FACS Coding Tool.//Navy Case No. 98,117: Polymerizable Sulfonate Ionic Liquids and Liquid Polymers Therefrom.//Navy Case No. 98,168: Infrared Transfer of Functionalized Nanoparticles.//Navy Case No. 98,185: Materials and Structures Thereof Useful as Electrocatalysts.//Navy Case No. 98,212: Applications of the Binding Interaction of Proanthocyanidins with Bacteria and Bacterial Components.//Navy Case No. 98,214: Calibrated Impact Hammer.//Navy Case No. 98,254: Optically Clear Monolith with Embedded Molecularly Imprinted Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas (PMOs) as Selective Sorbents, Pre-Concentrators, and/or as Recognition Elements for Optical Sensors.//Navy Case No. 98,258: Self Calibration Devices for Chemical and Bio Analyte Trace Detectors.//Navy Case No. 98,286: An Ensemble Approach to Robust Classifier Fusion.//Navy Case No. 98,287: Electroless Deposition of Nanoscale Manganese Oxide on Ultraporous Carbon Nanoarchitectures for Electrochemical Capacitor Applications.//Navy Case No. 98,288: Graphical Representation of Facial Movements, Body Movements and Speech Over Time.//Navy Case No. 98,316: Mobile Self-Spreading Biocides.//Navy Case No. 98,325: Design and Selection of Genetic Targets for Sequence Resolved Organism and Identification.//Navy Case No. 98,346: Method of Making a Nanostructured Electrode.//Navy Case No. 98,347: Catalyst Nanoparticle.//Navy Case No. 98,387: Secure Digital Communications Using Chaotic Signals: An Attractor-Based Approach.//Navy Case No. 98,404: High Performance Chirped Electrode Design for Cat's Eye Retro- Reflector Modulators and any continuations, continuations-in-part divisionals or re-issues thereof.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License; Seahawk Biosystems Corporation
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Seahawk Biosystems Corporation, a revocable, non- assignable, exclusive license to practice in the fields of pathogen and toxin detection, and genetic testing in food products derived from vegetables and other organic and non-organic food stuff; pathogen and toxin detection in, and monitoring of, environmental and waste samples such as solid/particulate matter (e.g. soil, dirt, dust, powder, solid waste, etc.), gases (e.g. air, etc.), and liquids; and pathogen and toxin detection, and disease and infection diagnostic testing in solid, liquid, and gaseous material, animals and humans as performed by first responders, field operatives, laboratories, clinics, or other similar confidential and non-confidential uses by private industry or government for biodefense (measures against attacks using biological agents or for the prevention or monitoring thereof), anti-bioterrorism (measures for the prevention or monitoring of real, potential, or perceived terrorist acts involving the use of real, potential, or perceived biological warfare agents such as disease-causing viruses, bacteria, or toxins), national security (measures for the defense of a country and the protection of the interests/assets of a country from biological threats), or intelligence (measures for the collection of information directly or indirectly about a threat or potential threat from an enemy or potential enemy that may pose real, potential, or perceived biological warfare risks to a country or its assets) applications in the United States and certain foreign countries, the Government-owned inventions described in U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/457,705: Force Discrimination Assay, Navy Case No. 84,529.//U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 11/424,643: Method for Modifying Nitride Substrates for Covalent Immobilization of Aminated Molecules, Navy Case No. 97,198 and any continuations, divisionals, or re-issues thereof.