FLC Northeast News - Summer 2005
Hans Kohler

Message From the Regional Coordinator

Welcome to the Summer 2005 issue of the FLC Northeast Region News. As you will see in the following articles, our laboratories are working tirelessly with their partners to transfer technologies—with successful results. Technology transfer is a key element in maintaining the strength of our nation’s economy, and I am pleased that laboratories in the Northeast Region are making such a large impact in this area. Read more

Lakehurst Developing Robotics Capability for Use on Aircraft Carriers

Think back to any sci-fi adventure flick you’ve ever seen to easily envision an environment populated by people working seamlessly with an assortment of drones and droids that willingly aid and even protect their human counterparts. Would you believe this seemingly futuristic vision is on the verge of being realized onboard the flight decks of aircraft carriers and other air-capable ships currently serving in the U.S. Navy’s fleet? Read more

Rome Laboratory Technology Undergoing Flight Testing

Technology designed at the Air Force Research Laboratory-Rome (AFRL) to preempt catastrophic aircraft system failures by detecting wiring problems before they can cause a failure is currently undergoing a yearlong flight test using a Navy F/A-1 8 aircraft. In addition to making aircraft safer, the technology should also significantly reduce aircraft maintenance costs due to better detection of cable and wiring faults. Read more

2005 FLC Northeast Regional Meeting

The Northeast Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) invites you to attend the 2005 Northeast Regional Meeting, which will be held in Albany, N.Y., September 21-23, 2005. This meeting promises to be an exciting one, with a special focus on International Licensing and Patents and Export Control Issues. Read more

Calendar of Events

Regular postings are made to the FLC website (www.federallabs.org), so bookmark the website to stay abreast of what’s happening. Listed within are some items on the calendar for the next few months. Read more

  FAA Center in Tech Transfer Partnership with Rowan University

The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center awarded a contract to Rowan University of Glassboro, N.J., to provide clinical project support on research and development projects and to transfer technologies developed at the Technical Center to the commercial market. The one-year contract has an additional one-year option. Read more

Picatinny Center Named “Top Quality Organization”

The Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) was recently honored with the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence—Silver Level. The award, which is the second-highest state designation for quality, recognized the Picatinny Arsenal-based ARDEC for its leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement analysis, and knowledge management. Read more

Tools and Services of the FLC

“The FLC is the only government-wide forum for technology transfer.” In keeping with this message, the FLC offers many tools and services to its members. Learn more about the tools and services offered by the FLC. Read more



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