Commercialization of CDL Technology
Many of the technologies developed at the Central Development Laboratory have applications beyond radio astronomy. Through NRAO’s Technology Transfer Program, CDL offers intellectual property and patented technology to industry for development of licensed commercial products and services.
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.