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U.S. Coast Guard RDT&E Project Portfolio for FY23

U.S. Coast Guard RDT&E Project Portfolio for FY23

The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center recently published its portfolio of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) projects for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which runs from 1 October 2022 through 30 September 2023. This overview of the Research and Development Center’s FY23 RDT&E Project Portfolio provides more detailed information on the more than 50 projects listed below, which provide multiple collaboration opportunities for the nation’s science and technology community!


  • Advanced Maritime Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System Technologies
  • Maritime Unmanned System Technology
  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight Technology for U.S. Coast Guard Unmanned Aircraft System Operations

Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Cyber, & Intelligence (C5I)

  • Aviation Branch Support
  • Modernizing Law Enforcement Encounter Background Checks at Sea
  • High Frequency Radar
  • Mission-Specific Long-Range Communication Analysis
  • Maritime Environmental Response Common Operating Picture
  • Handheld Device Applications to Support Post-Storm Damage Assessments
  • C5I Branch Support

Environment and Waterways

  • Survival Modeling, Reporting, and Statistics
  • Ballast Water Management Research and Development
  • Behavior of Diluted Bitumen in Fresh Water
  • Advancing Unmanned Aircraft System and Autonomous Undersea Vehicle Capabilities to Characterize Water Column and Surface Oil in Ice Environments
  • Private Aids to Navigation Verification Improvements
  • Nearshore and Inland Evaluation of the Estimated Recovery System Potential Calculator
  • Emerging Pollution Response Technology Evaluation
  • Hazardous Substance Pollution Response Technology Analysis
  • Mass Rescue Life Saving Appliance
  • Next Generation Aids to Navigation Buoys & Alternative Moorings
  • Investigate Effects of Wind Farms on Search and Rescue
  • Evaluate Visibility of Colors for U.S. Coast Guard Approved Lifesaving Equipment in Marine Conditions
  • Environment & Waterways Branch Support

IT & Networks

  • Internet Protocol (IP) Video Compression across U.S. Coast Guard Communication Networks
  • Operational Mobile Technology Architecture
  • Geospatial Cloud Analytics Integration Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Detection
  • High Latitude Underway Connectivity
  • Extended Reality Capabilities for Coast Guard Mission Support
  • Evaluation and Testing of VHF Data Exchange System Impacts on the Automatic Identification System
  • Next Generation Distress Communication Capability for Alaska and the Arctic
  • IT & Networks Branch Support

Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis

  • Incorporating Sensor Performance in Search and Rescue Operations
  • Applications of Robotic Process Automation
  • Condition-Based Maintenance for U.S. Coast Guard Asset Product Lines
  • Verify International Maritime Organization Polar Code Survival Time Requirement
  • Cognitive Training for High-Risk Operators
  • Persistent Simulation for the U.S. Coast Guard Workforce
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Computer Imagery and Sensor Data
  • Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis Branch Support


  • Enhanced Rotary Wing Night Vision Goggle Searches
  • Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Technology
  • Polar Regions Technology Evaluation 2021-2022
  • Bromine-Free Water Purification System
  • Improve Liftboat Stability Standards
  • Cutter-Based Unmanned Systems Integration Analysis
  • Engine Combustion Enhancement Technology
  • Remote Diagnostic and Monitoring Systems for Technical Support Engineering
  • Polar Regions Technology Evaluation 2023-2025
  • Surface Branch Support

S&T Innovation Center

  • Science & Technology Innovation Center Tasks
  • Science & Technology Innovation Center Branch Support

Download a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center RDT&E portfolio!

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