Thanks to E48 for uncovering an interesting tweet by Lewis Larsen:
April 10: US Navy recognized technological potential of radiation-free ultralow energy neutron reactions (LENRs) by awarding 2nd prize in 3rd-annual NAVSEA-Leidos disruptive technology essay contest to paper re future use of LENRs in naval power generation – see image & caption pic.twitter.com/siUkdMpkoD
— Lewis Larsen (@lewisglarsen) April 20, 2018
The United States Naval Institute sponsors an annual essay contest on The Emerging & Disruptive Technologies.
The winners are announced here:
First Prize: “An Ace for All Seasons: As Third Offset Technologies Mature, Aspiring Naval Aviators Need to Be Ready to Lead Autonomous Systems into Battle”
By Lieutenant (j.g.) Mark Jbeily, U.S. Navy
Second Prize: “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: A Potential New Source of Energy to Facilitate Emergent/Disruptive Technologies”
By Michael Ravnitzky
Third Prize: “Artificial Intelligence for Distributed Lethality”
By Lieutenant Commander Jacob Wilson, U.S. Navy
The NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) Facebook page has a picture of Michael Ravnitzky receiving the award.
So far I have been unable to find a copy of the essay, but the tweet above says it will be posted at some point in the future.