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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.
0 5/30
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.
0 5/19
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.
0 5/09
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.
0 5/09
2017
Capt. Daniel Stambovsky, a physicist assigned to the 32nd Intelligence Squadron at Fort Meade, Maryland, recently received notification that two of patents from his previous assignment at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, have been processed and approved: the “Actuated Pin Antenna Reflector” and the “Radio Frequency Emissive Display Antenna and System for Controlling.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Air Force officer’s inventions inspired by Pin Art, E Ink
When Capt. Daniel Stambovsky, a physicist assigned to the 32nd Intelligence Squadron, left his assignment at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York, he left several patents pending. To his surprise, he recently received notification that two of his patents have been approved.
0 4/09
2017
New portable temporary landing zone lighting, designed by AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate junior force researchers, offers a portable, reliable, and more fully-featured solution to aging legacy portable lighting systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL lighting the way for military aircrews
Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) junior force researchers resolved an issue of critical importance to military pilots and aircrews—portable, reliable and robust temporary landing zone lighting.
0 3/29
2017
A next generation F-35 coatings application booth at Hill Air Force Base is set to become initially operational by October 2017. The state-of-the-art coatings booth project, led by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, is expected to save more than $330,000 annually in energy through the employment of advanced sensors, control logic and sophisticated software analysis tools to monitor and improve performance over the lifetime of the complex. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Next generation coatings booth poised to save Air Force millions in energy
It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for the F-35 Lighting ll.
0 3/27
2017
Master Sgt. Barbara Lay, 60th Medical Group, and Capt. Andrew Morton, 82nd Medical Operations Squadron, stabilize the airway of a Athena, the first-ever simulator of its type, to be utilized in the Department of Defense, in St. Louis, Missouri.  The simulator has female features and offers advanced ventilation technology, serving as a vital piece to providing the best medical training possible for students completing the program. (U.S. Air Force Photo / SSgt Jodi Martinez) C-STARS sets new DoD training standard with new simulator
The St. Louis Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills is leading the way in innovative trauma training with its recent implementation of the first-ever Athena simulator to be utilized in the Defense Department. The simulator has female features and offers advanced ventilation technology, serving as a vital piece to providing the best medical training possible for students completing the program.
0 3/08
2017
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow gives her "State of the Air Force" keynote at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 3, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. She spoke about the need to invest in Airmen, technology, space and acquisition, and enlist the help of industry to reach this goal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Disbrow delivers State of the AF
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow addressed current and future issues, and talked about some of the occasions the Air Force has to look forward to in 2017 during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 3.
0 3/03
2017
A newly-installed 134 kW photovoltaic array at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is part of the Pacific Energy Assurance and Resiliency Laboratory, a renewable energy microgrid project demonstrating new ways for military facilities to address energy needs. (Photo courtesy of HNU Energy/Joseph Cannon) PEARL microgrid project demonstrates new possibilities in military energy resiliency
AFRL’s Advanced Power Technology Office and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies have initiated the design of the Pacific Energy Assurance and Resiliency Laboratory , or (PEARL), a renewable energy microgrid laboratory that is part of an ongoing effort to demonstrate new ways military facilities can address energy needs.
0 2/27
2017
The Remote Access Nondestructive Evaluation Snake arm system is shown inspecting fasteners during a recent demonstration at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Charles Buynak) Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time
A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort. AFRL researchers recently traveled to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to demonstrate the Remote Access Nondestructive Evaluation (RANDE) system. Developed through a contracted effort with OC Robotics of Bristol, United Kingdom, RANDE is a flexible, robotic snake-arm tool that can reach into confined areas to perform required inspections, or simply look into tight spaces.
0 2/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFRL agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. supports tech transfer
The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. that allows AOT the use of advanced Air Force instrumentation at AOT's new facility in the Sandia Science & Technology Park.
0 2/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Air Force Research Lab
The Air Force Research Laboratory discovers, develops, and integrates affordable warfighting technologies for the Air Force in air, space and cyberspace. In this Air Force Tech Report, learn about the science and technology of AFRL.
0 1/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Utility of genetics clinical study seeks volunteers across AF
In partnership with the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative, recruitment has begun for Phase II of the Air Force Medical Service Personalized Medicine Clinical Utility Study. The aim of the study is to evaluate the utility of genetics and genomics in clinical care.
0 1/17
2017
Dr. Mark Benedict, a senior materials engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, discusses the potential for additive manufacturing of aircraft components in metal. The complex geometry of the rocket nozzle benefits from the use of additive manufacturing due to its complex, specialized design. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Embracing opportunity: Additive technology used for manufacturing
It’s a materials scientist’s dream, but as some experts say, an engineer’s nightmare. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, can be a powerful tool for rapid innovation.
0 1/09
2017
A High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle was tied down with both the existing tiedowns and new synthetic tiedowns to conduct a side by side demonstration during an operational evaluation on Joint Base Charleston, Nov. 28 and 29. The evaluation was a culmination of an Air Force Research Labs, Advanced Power Technology Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, initiative to reduce aircraft weight by almost 1,000 pounds for better fuel efficiency. JB Charleston test new equipment, saves AF millions
An operational evaluation of new synthetic tie downs and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here in November 2016. Tie downs are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations; winch cables help adjust the tension on tie downs, securing the load.
0 1/05
2017
View of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program array with Mount Drum in the distance. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, AFRL transitioned the site to the university, ensuring that twenty-five years of atmospheric research will continue at the facility. (Courtesy photo / Jessica Matthews, University of Alaska Fairbanks) Air Force Agreement Allows Ionospheric Research to Continue
Because of a recent Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), more than twenty-five years of science and atmospheric research will continue at the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP).
0 12/07
2016
Ohio State athlete Craig Fada performs an OmegaWave heart rate variability and central nervous system test as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Ohio State University. This test is used to personalize recovery. (Photo Courtesy of the Ohio State University) AF partners with OSU for stress evaluation, recovery methods
The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the Ohio State University. Special operations units in the Defense Department are physically and mentally elite due to the training they endure. Since special operations personnel are not readily accessible at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, unique hands-on insight was required for rapid acceleration of human performance monitoring research, technology and tools for the battlefield.
0 11/30
2016
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program.
0 11/30
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Nov. 29
On this look around the Air Force the commander of Air Combat Command visits deployed Airmen, the Berlin Airlift Memorial is reopened, and a specialized stretcher for traumatic brain and spinal injury patients is being tested.
0 11/29
2016
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