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 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:

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…

MAPC completes electric tram upgrade for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Baltimore, Maryland:  Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) just returned the Patuxent Research Refuge’s National Wildlife Visitor Center tram to the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife Service with an updated electrical system, just in time for the busy season! MAPC has kept the Patuxent Wildlife all-electric tram up and running since 2000 and has a long history with building electric vehicles, beginning in 1997. Jim Cerulli, Engineering Manager at MAPC said: “the tram is a fun project for us. It keeps our electric vehicle engineering knowledge current and we…