Innovation in Industry
Much of the technology CDL develops has applications in other areas of industry, from signal processing to manufacturing techniques. To encourage wider use of these tools, NRAO’s Technology Transfer Office offers ways for businesses to take advantage of CDL innovations. Solutions range from Ready-to-License technology, to manufacturing services, training, and research.
Many of the technologies developed at the Central Development Laboratory have applications beyond radio astronomy. Through CDL’s Technology Transfer Program, CDL technologies can be developed into commercial products and services for the private sector. This includes the licensing of CDL patents and intellectual property.
You can read more about this program on the Technology Transfer Page
In the News
Following a generous grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Central Development Laboratory (CDL) at NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will soon launch an ambitious Women in Engineering program that will increase opportunities for women to enter the field of radio astronomy through engineering pathways. The program will include a postdoctoral fellowship and a co-op program for undergraduate and graduate students.
A team of engineers testing the design efficiency of reflectors for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s upcoming next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award.