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ORNL wins regional tech transfer awards
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.,
Sep. 22, 2003
Robust wireless technologies for extreme-environment communications developed by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory received the Excellence In Technology Transfer Award of the Year during the annual awards dinner of the Southeastern Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium Sept.18 in Charleston, S.C.
The ORNL-developed wireless communication's technology allows for the deployment of highly-reliable, low-power communications devices to operate in harsh physical and atmospheric environments.
ORNL researchers recognized for this work were Stephen Smith, Gregory Hanson, Michael Moore, John Jones Jr., Roberto Lenardduzzi, Michael Emery, Gary Turner, Nance Ericson, Timothy McKnight, James Hylton, James Moore, Alan Wintenberg, William Dress, Paul Ewing and Grady Vanderhoofven.
In addition, four awards recognizing excellence in technology transfer for work developed at ORNL were presented, according to Larry Dickens, ORNL representative and vice chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
Technology transfer involves laboratories developing technologies that are then licensed to individual companies.
The organization covers 40 federal laboratories in a nine-state region of the Southeastern United States. The awards are presented in recognition of the researchers' hard work, selfless devotion to the pursuit of excellence and dedication to improving the American way of life.