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Navy Division Awarded Patent for Chemical, Biological, Radiological Detection Tech

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Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division have received a patent for a technology designed to help unmanned aircraft systems collect data in chemical, biological and radiological operations.

The Senses CBR Agents Pre-Engagement and Goes Over All Terrain or SCAPEGOAT platform uses three dedicated detection modules, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

SCAPEGOAT, equipped on a UAS, switches modules depending on whether the aircraft is operating in a chemical, biological or radiological environment.

“In this case, we have an ideal scenario, where our junior scientists and engineers, through a workforce development program sponsored by internal Naval Innovative Science and Engineering funds, have developed cutting-edge technology and generated a patent,” said Kate Jones, chief technology officer at NSWCDD.

She said that patents tangibly represent the innovative work of the division’s engineers and scientists. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted NSWCDD the SCAPEGOAT patent.