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Warfighter Performance

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The Warfighter Performance department’s mission is to enhance warfighter effectiveness and efficiencies through bioengineered and biorobotic systems, medical and behavioral technologies, improved manpower, personnel, and training and systems design.



Warfighter Supremacy Vision

  • Enhance individual and team decision-making as well as combat effectiveness by supplying the right information to the right people with the right skills at the right time in the right jobs
  • Realize human-system efficiencies to enhance performance and reduce costs
  • Create and deliver technologies inspired by biological systems
  • Ensure the health and viability of our warfighters afloat and ashore


  • Image - Blue Technology Map

    The Office of Naval Research Human and Bioengineered Systems Division's mission is to direct, plan, foster and encourage science and technology in cognitive science, computational neuroscience, bioscience and bio-mimetic technology, physiology and biophysics, immunology, social/organizational science, training, human factors, and decision making as related to Naval needs.

    Human & Bioengineered Systems

  • Members of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two (SDVT-2) prepare to launch one of the team's SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) from the back of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) on a training exercise.

    The Office of Naval Research Warfighter Protection and Applications Division's mission is to conduct research and technology demonstration programs directed at maintaining the survival, health and performance of Navy and Marine Corps personnel during training, routine operations, special operations and in times of war.

    Warfighter Protection and Applications

  • Human subjects participate as research participants

    The Research Protections Division’s mission is to ensure that human subject research supported by DON complies with federal regulations, Department of Defense directives, and SECNAVINST 3900.39E CH-1. This includes all research involving human subjects conducted at DON systems and training commands, in the operations forces, and at extramural institutions sponsored by the Navy.

    Research Protections