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Maj. Gen.William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, explains how important it is for students to pursue STEM-related careers during the FIRST LEGO League Ohio Championship Tournament held Feb. 4 at Wright State University. (U.S.Air Force photo/Marie Vanover) AFRL provides support to robot competition
Approximately 14 teams from the Miami Valley joined 46 other teams from across Ohio at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGO League Ohio Championship, held Feb. 4, 2018 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.
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2018
25 passenger bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell Air Force demonstrating hydrogen as alternate fuel source
The U.S. Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
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2018
Justin Smoak, Samson Rope application engineering manager, Ferndale, Wash., right, shows Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., left, and Ed Clark, AFRL aircraft programs support contractor with Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Johnstown, Pa., the weaving of the synthetic winch cable, Sept. 6, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The proposed 280-foot synthetic winch cable weighs 14 pounds and is 83 percent lighter than the current 80 pound steel wire cable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Dover AFB partners with AFRL to innovate in fuel efficiency
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Advanced Power Technology Office from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, collaborated with Dover AFB Airmen and private companies on programs to make the entire C-17 Globemaster III fleet lighter, safer and more fuel efficient Jan. 30, 2018.
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2018
Flexible hybrid electronics manufactured Arduino circuit AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system
Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications.
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2018
manufacturing of inverted metamorphic multi-junction solar cells for space applications AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space
Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft.A collaborative effort between the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing and Space Vehicles Directorates, the Space Industrial Base Working Group and
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2018
Large Scale Movie Description Challenge AFRL team takes top honors at international Artificial Intelligence competition
As part of an increased commitment to autonomy research, a team from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently entered and won the Large-Scale Movie Description Challenge at the 2017 International Conference on Computer Vision in Venice, Italy.
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2017
SMART SMART Scholarship Program looks to attract future scientists, engineers
Jacob Dodson understands the dedication and commitment that it takes to defend our nation’s interests. After all, his grandfather and father are Navy veterans, his two brothers are active-duty Marines and his brother-in-law is an Air Force C-130 Hercules pilot.
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2017
Peter Menart, member of the Air Force Research Laboratory-Carroll High School iGEM team, examines liquid in a beaker during the laboratory phase of the team’s project prior to the iGEM competition in Boston.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard Eldridge) AFRL-Carroll High School iGEM team earns Gold in Boston
A Carroll High School academic team, mentored by CHS teachers and Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, earned a gold medal at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston, Nov. 9-13, 2017.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright are greeted by Maj. Gen. John Rauch Air Force chief of safety, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and commander of the Air Force Safety Center, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 19. Goldfein shares top priorities with Airmen
The importance of revitalizing squadrons was the key point made by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein during an “all call” Oct. 20, 2017, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.
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2017
hybrid-3-d printing AFRL, Harvard researchers invent new hybrid 3-D printing method for flexible electronics
A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has resulted in a new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics. The process, called Hybrid 3-D printing, uses additive manufacturing to integrate soft, conductive inks with a material substrate to create stretchable, wearable electronic devices.
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2017
Photo comparison showing ultra-compact AFRL antenna, smaller than a flea Small antennas could bring big benefits to the Air Force
When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better. Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern University, recently developed an ultra-compact antenna that uses a whole different approach in transmitting and receiving signals. This breakthrough could be a big step in the miniaturization of many military and commercial communication systems.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Scientific Advisory Board announces 2018 studies
The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board revealed its 2018 major studies during their Fall meeting Sept. 21, 2017, in Arlington, Virgina.
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2017
High Efficiency Innovative Aviation Diesel Engine in test cell AFRL tests high-efficiency engine for unmanned aircraft
The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Center, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced diesel engine that promises to increase the utility and ease the logistics burden of military aircraft missions.The high efficiency,
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Fly by feel
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.The Air Force Tech Report is a video
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2017
Defenders from the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and a researcher from the Air Force Research Lab teamed up to bring a new program to Bagram Airfield. To counter the challenges that unmanned aircraft systems pose on the battlefield, the team is training to pilot and use the drones, so enemy tactics can be replicated and used to train coalition forces on how to react to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier) Researcher, security forces bring new counter-UAS program to Bagram Air Field
As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present. The 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron teamed up with a researcher from the Air Force Research Laboratory to teach Airmen how to pilot drones and use them to train coalition forces on how to react to them on the battlefield.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Nicole Tripputi, a contract negotiator with the 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Big Safari, gives the oath of enlistment to her sister, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stem, 88th Aerospace medicine squadron ophthalmic technician, during a re-enlistment ceremony June 19 inside the auditorium of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The two have been stationed together at WPAFB for the first time since August 2016.(U.S. Air Force photos/Michelle Gigante) Airman looks to sister for re-enlistment ceremony
An ophthalmic technician in the 88th Medical Group didn’t choose to be sworn in by her unit commander when she was ready to re-enlist. Instead, she turned to a family member – her younger sister. The re-enlistment ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Stem was held June 19, 2017, in the auditorium of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, with Capt. Nicole Tripputi, a contract negotiator with the 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, Big Safari, doing the honors.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award winners announced
Air Force officials are pleased to announce the three recipients of the 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The three distinguished winners are scheduled to be honored by the award commission at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day
Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, 2017, in the Pentagon center courtyard.
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2017
Researchers at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed a novel, lightweight artificial hair sensor that mimics those used by natural fliers—like bats and crickets—by using carbon nanotube forests grown inside glass fiber capillaries. The hairs are sensitive to air flow changes during flight, enabling quick analysis and response by agile fliers. (Air Force courtesy photo). Crickets, bats inspire researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight
For scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, it is the hairs on bats and crickets that inspired the creation of artificial hair sensors, destined to change the course of agile flight.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Accelerating hypersonics development
On May 3, 2017, Air Force senior leaders met to consider options to accelerate hypersonics research and development to break even more speed barriers and ensure continued technological superiority. Hypersonics refers to flying at five times the speed of sound, also known as “Mach 5,” or higher.
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2017
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