Navy upgrades facility in Bethesda -- Gazette.Net


ADVERTISEMENT


ADVERTISEMENT


ADVERTISEMENT


RECENTLY POSTED JOBS



FEATURED JOBS


Loading...


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Delicious
E-mail this article
Leave a Comment
Print this Article
advertisement

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock on MacArthur Boulevard in Bethesda recently completed renovations to its maneuvering and seakeeping basin facility.

The 360-by-240-foot facility, built in 1962, holds about 12 million gallons of water. It’s used to evaluate the maneuverability, stability and control of scale-model ships, platforms and moored systems in simulated sea conditions.

During the six-year upgrade, the original pneumatic wave-making system was replaced with 216 individually controlled electro-mechanical wave-boards that more closely recreate a precise wave environment in the most extreme oceanic conditions, according to a Navy news release.