SCRA Applied R&D's collaborative research model can be applied to many challenges. Below is a current list of our SCRA Applied R&D-led programs.
SCRA supports ONR's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program by developing and executing new processes to significantly increase the transition of ONR-funded SBIR research and development efforts into products, tools, or services that benefit the Navy acquisition community. The program also provides a mechanism to leverage technology development efforts across multiple Navy programs to increase awareness and coordinate the development of common-interest technologies.
SCRA's Carolina Nuclear Cluster program is part of the Small Business Administration's "Innovative Economies" initiative which supports an economic growth strategy known as regional clustering. Through this initiative, the project is supporting regional innovation "clusters" of businesses - to maximize the economic strength of South Carolina in the nuclear industry, enhancing the ability to create jobs locally and compete on a national and global scale.
The National Small Arms Technology Consortium (NSATC) works in close collaboration with the U.S. Army and the National Small Arms Center funding research and developing critical, small arms and munitions technologies to enhance the U.S. military's warfighting capabilities. Learn more.
The Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium (FDMC) is the forging industry's answer to the Defense Logistics Agency's requirements for an integrated forging and technology supply chain. Learn more.
SCRA's Applied R&D division leads an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Center of Excellence developing composites technologies for Naval platforms, the Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC). Composites are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level within the finished structure. Learn more.
Tactical Metal Fabrication System (TacFab) is an Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) program with the mission to provide a containerized, mobile and transportable system to support the warfighter by deploying an on-demand, cast part manufacturing capability to rapidly re-supply damaged parts for combat and combat support vehicles. TacFab may also be deployed to military organic industrial facilities to support RESET efforts. Learn more.
The Center for Naval Shipbuilding Technology (CNST) is the Navy ManTech Center of Excellence, chartered by the Office of Naval Research to identify, develop and deploy, in U.S. shipyards, advanced manufacturing technologies that will reduce the cost and time to build and repair Navy ships. SCRA 's Applied R&D division manages CNST under a contract with the Office of Naval Research. Learn more.>
The National Shipbuilding Research Program - Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (NSRP) is a Navy-sponsored, industry-led collaboration of shipyards reducing the cost of building and repairing Navy ships. Learn more.
The American Metalcasting Consortium (AMC) is a collaboration between the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the metalcasting industry that improves the manufacture and procurement of cast parts for defense readiness. The consortium conducts applied research to reduce DLA time & costs in weapons system and logistics procurements through the use of castings. It also revitalizes the Metalcasting R&D base, extracts new market share, and improves quality and cost in existing product lines. Learn more.
The BeAccessible Program is dedicated to Section 508 and the compliance tools the General Services Administration (GSA) has sponsored as part of its role to provide technical assistance in developing the means of implementing the law.
The National Warheads and Energetics Consortium (NWEC) is made up of over 170 companies and academic institutions brought together to enhance warfighter lethality and survivability. The consortium is the industrial/academic component of the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC), an enterprise established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to serve as focal point for ordnance system technology research and development. A key feature of the enterprise is is ability to leverage the capabilities and investments of all of its constituents - Government, Industry and Acaemia -- to maximize ROI. Learn more.
SCRA's Applied R&D division led the development and deployment of LEADR, an open-source, web-based information-sharing system for law enforcement that easily integrates existing data from federal, state and local data sources. LEADR shares information across jurisdictions to solve crimes and stop criminals. Learn more.
SCRA's Applied R&D division played a lead role in the development and implementation of DoD EMALL, an online purchasing site for the Department of Defense that processes and delivers over 100,000 orders per year. EMALL integrates disparate order fulfillment sources and contract vehicles to provide the user with a single-point-purchase interface for catalog and non-catalog items. Warfighters using a government-issued credit card can order practically anything online and have it direct shipped without the individual burdens of dealing with the various supply sources.
WatchKeeper is a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) program that is establishing technologies for an Interagency Operations Centers in support of the USCG Command 21 strategic initiative. SCRA's Applied R&D division is developing software and communications architecture to support Information Sharing and a Geospatial situational awareness. SCRA's Applied R&D division's engineers and system architects played a lead role in the development of a multi-agency command center for Project SeaHawk, a national model for port security.
The STAR (Scanning Technology for Accelerating RESET) Program was initiated by the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to help the Army meet the RESET Mission. The program evaluated the feasibility and benefits of 3-dimensional (3D) laser scanning technology to address Reverse Engineering (RE) and Quality Assurance (QA) processes in a manufacturing environment. The program addressed this challenge by integrating laser scanning technology with current manufacturing processes in use at the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD). Learn more.
The Energy-Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology Program (E-SMARRT) is a balanced portfolio of tasks to address energy-saving opportunities in the metalcasting industry, including Improvements in Melting Efficiency; Innovative Casting Processes for Yield Improvement/Revert Reduction; Instrumentation andControl Improvement; and Material Properties for Casting or Tooling Design Improvement. Learn more.
The Vanadium Technology Partnership is fostering a cooperative relationship betweenvanadium microalloyed steel industry and U.S. Army to effectively apply these high-performance steels in U.S. Army applications. Together, the team is guiding this program through stages of investigation, development and deployment, while transferring technical information to the market place.
The Copper-Based Casting Technology Program is a partnership comprised of government, industry, and academic team members. The objectives of the team are to develop, demonstrate, and deploy applications of copper base alloys to make significantly lighter, more efficient, components for use in defense systems. Learn more.
The Copper Air Quality Program is helping to improve indoor air quality and the potential forcopper-based componentsof heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems to kill harmful microbes, includingmolds and harmful bacteria. Learn more.
The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel was established to overcome technical and policy obstacles to healthcare information technology interoperability by blending best-of-breed methods and processes to harmonize health data standards and gain broad-based acceptance and support via formal charter. Learn more.
The Copper Touch Surfaces Program is helping to reduce the measureof pathogens in healthcare facilities and will ultimately lower the rate of hospital-acquired infections. Learn more.
PDES, Inc. is an international industry/government consortium committed to accelerating the development and implementation of standards that enable enterprise integration and PLM interoperability for its member companies. Members represent leading manufacturers, national governmental agencies, software vendors and research organizations. Learn more.
RANGER enables more extensive analysis and evaluation of supply chain risks that lead to substantial improvements in cost, quality, schedule, and responsiveness of defense industrial base supply chain operations. Learn more.