Aluminum metallurgy as a science and an art

Aluminum is a fickle material, appealing to most welders because of the challenge of taming its quirks to maintain its unique performance qualities. Aluminum becomes the metric by which to gauge one’s skill precisely because it is so unforgiving. The same traits that make aluminum valuable to our customers make it a challenge to work with, so our ability to do so is a point of great pride for us at Maritime Applied Physics Corporation. Aluminum is ductile and malleable, so it is formable, thus reducing seams, but its softness…

MAPC Completes Global Wind Organization (GWO) Training for Offshore Wind Field Team

A team of engineers and technicians from Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) recently completed Global Wind Organization (GWO) Basic Safety Training with Sea Survival and Transfer modules at RelyOn Nutec in Teesside, United Kingdom. This GWO training is the accepted industry standard for accessing offshore wind turbines, met masts, transformers, and buoys. It includes tower climbing, advanced first aid training, and fire suppression training. Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) Maryland Business Works training assistance program provided 50% matching funds to assist MAPC in providing this training to…

MAPC will be presenting TALONS at MACC on Thursday, July 19th! Will we see you there?

MAPC is honored to have our white paper on the TALONS tethered parafoil system accepted into ASNE’s Multi-Agency Craft Conference. TALONS Program Manager, Kevin Silbert, will be presenting the TALONS system for extension of Unmanned Surface Vessel command and control on Thursday at 11a.m. at the Boats and Crafts Port Tent! We look forward to seeing you there. Here’s a sneak peak at one of MAPC’s presentation slides:

Join us at the International Partnering Forum for Offshore wind

MAPC is proud to be attending the International Partnering Forum for Offshore Wind April 3-5, 2018!  Check out our latest capabilities statement for the Offshore Wind industry!  With over 30 years of maritime engineering and manufacturing experience we are well-aligned to serve the offshore wind industry.

Designing Sikorsky’s MH-60R Life Raft Pod

Brunswick, Maine November, 2017 Sikorsky was tasked by an international naval customer to provide an External Life Raft Pod (ELRP) for its MH-60R helicopters that could manually or automatically deploy under the toughest weather conditions, and to be easily operated with limited dexterity in a thick survival suit and gloves in cold water conditions. Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) designed and manufactured the ELRPs to meet those engineering challenges. After a rigorous testing program, Sikorsky’s ELRP is now available as an option for the international customer’s MH-60R and can be…

TALONS: “Exceeding Expectations” on the USS Zephyr

August 15, 2017:  DARPA released a new press release and video about TALONS’ recent demonstration on the USS Zephyr.  For more information about MAPC’s work on the TALONS system, please visit our site! From the DARPA Press Release: TALONS Tested on Commissioned U.S. Navy Vessel for First Time Prototype of low-cost, elevated sensor mast improves ship’s communication range and ability to detect, track, and classify contacts of interest DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a…