Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren VA

Only U.S. citizens will be considered for positions at this lab. No Dual Citizens will be considered for this facility.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is the principal Navy RDT&E Center for surface warfare analysis, surface ship combat systems; sensor technologies, strategic systems, mines, mine countermeasures, amphibious warfare and special warfare systems, and diving. The organization was formed in 1992 with the merger of the Naval Coastal Systems Center (NCSC) in Panama City and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Dahlgren. In 2000 the Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) was realigned under NSWCDD which now employs over 2700 scientists and engineers. Over 10% of the work force is engaged in basic research, applied research, and technology; thus NSWCDD maintains research and technology departments at each site. These departments have the fundamental purpose of exploring scientific opportunities, anticipating the future, and inserting technological innovation into surface warfare systems.

Current Research Interests are as follows:

Computer Systems Advanced systems using optical signal processing, fiber optics, parallel and distributed processing, VHSIC, and integrated systems to achieve real rime information processing and transfer. Reengineering methodologies to capture legacy system functionality for retargeting to advanced computer platforms. Development of advanced Al based systems to perform control optimization and automated performance.

Electronic/Space Systems: Sensor research for space systems (including navigational and geodetic satellite radar altimetry and GPS satellites) and surface system applications (principally focused on electromagnetic, infrared, and optics). Advanced signal processing for signatures derived from noisy and scattering environments. Electronics to process and display the data are developed for application to land, sea, air, and space based systems operating in static and dynamic conditions.

Mathematical Technologies: Basic and applied mathematics research leading to technologies for a wide range of Naval systems. Areas of interest include computational statistics, non-parametric density estimation, large scale data set investigation, image analysis, applied graph theory; network flow optimization, logic systems, semigroup theory, wavelet transformations, algebraic and differential topology; nonlinear dynamics, dynamics, chaos, and fractals.

Advanced Technologies: Electronic materials for sensor development and computation enhancement. Influences of electromagnetic energy on electronics and systems. Directed energy research relating to Pulsed power and switching. Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) research. Quantum processing research as maybe applicable to future communication, detection, and computation systems. Systems research and modeling for large, distributed, complex real-time systems and simulations. Development of warheads for surface and air based weapons. Analysis of the effects of ordnance target structure response, and detonation processes.