Penn State University Researchers Participate in Technology Exchange in Groton
GROTON, Conn. – The Director and Associate directors of The Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University participated in a technology exchange with submariners stationed at Naval Submarine Base New London and discussed the latest developments in undersea vehicles and weapons while visiting Groton on July 17.
Dr. Jim Galambos, who specializes in large diameter unmanned underwater vehicles, also delivered a lecture, “New Developments in Undersea Vehicles and Weapons” and provided an insider’s look into the development technologies being pursued by the Pennsylvania State ARL.
“I think it is mutually beneficial for us as developers to gain a mutual appreciation and understanding of the operators’ viewpoint, as well as, the operators’ ability to gain an appreciation of what technology is being developed,” said Galambos.
During his day-long visit to the “Submarine Capital of the World,” Galambos was accompanied by Dr. Edward Liszka, Director ARL, and visiting senior researchers. The researchers met with Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, Commander, Submarine Group 2, who was instrumental in spearheading the technology exchange.
“Having accomplished technology experts like Dr. Edward Liszka and his staff visit Naval Submarine Base New London helps keep the edge of our undersea warfare superiority razor sharp,” said Breckenridge.
Showcasing the excellence in advanced training at Submarine Base New London, Galambos and visiting researchers also toured Naval Submarine School’s Ship Control Trainer, Submarine Escape Trainer, and Submarine Navigation Trainer.
Following the trainer portion of the visit, the visiting researchers toured Naval Submarine Base New London and the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779).