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  • AFRL Research Team Awarded for International Collaborative Effort

    Members of an AFRL-led cooperative program team that developed the Next-Generation Active Buffeting Induced-Stress Suppression System earned The Technical CooperationProgram (TTCP) Team Achievement Award for their efforts towards creating a vibration suppression system with the potential for extending the fatigue life of high-performance aircraft
  • AFRL Develops Lighter-Weight Battlefield Power System

    AFRL engineers advanced and deployed a battlefield power system that reduces the carrying loads of Air Force forward battlefield operators by 24%. In the past, operators carried up to 35 lbs of batteries into the field. AFRL developed the lighter-weight power technology over the past 3 years, completing both developmental and operational testing.
  • Education and Training Flight highlights fall class offerings

    The Base Education and Training Flight here is offering a number of fall classes for the Wright-Patt community. Most classes are no-cost and are open to all Wright-Patterson employees, both military and civilian. Class sessions are held at the Education and Training Flight in Bldg. 50, Area B. "Our professionally presented classes rival or exceed
  • AFRL Develops Partial Solution to Helicopter Brownout

    At the request of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), an AFRL rapid reaction team successfully integrated and tested a science and technology (S&T) solution to helicopter brownout, a problem that occurs during takeoffs and landings performed in the dry, dusty conditions of the desert and similarly arid environments. The blowing sand and
  • AFRL Initiates Transfer of Engine Data Mining Software

    AFRL engineers collaborated with data management company Info Scribe Technology Laboratory (ISTL), Inc., to acquire a software package for assisting the management of inspection data. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC), Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, purchased the intelligent agent architecture (IAA) software to gain the capability
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie Wins Flemming Award

    Lieutenant Colonel Tammy M. Savoie, of AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate, was named a recipient of the 58th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award in the Administrative category. Lt. Col. Savoie is chief both of AFRL's Fatigue Countermeasures Branch, located at Brooks City-Base, Texas, and of AFRL's Aircrew and Protection Branch, Wright-Patterson Air
  • AFRL Tests Aerogel-Filled Carbon Foam TPS Concept

    AFRL researchers recently used the lab's Structural Test Facility to complete successful testing of an advanced aerogelfilled carbon foam and oxidation-resistant composite structural shell thermal protection system (TPS) component. AFRL is completing this interdisciplinary development effort under contract to Ultramet (Pacoima, California). The
  • AFRL and Argonne National Lab Team Up to Leverage Resources

    Major General Ted F. Bowlds, AFRL commander, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with officials from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that promises to save taxpayer dollars and speed the delivery of technological advances to American military forces. The new relationship between AFRL and Argonne will provide an
  • AFRL Researchers Study Biological Interaction of Nanomaterials to Enhance Force Protection

    Thanks to in-house funding, Air Force Research Laboratory scientists are accomplishing a multitude of nanotechnology research projects geared towards investigating the biological interactions of engineered nanomaterials, including potential toxicities arising from the physicochemical properties uniquely associated with nanoscale structures. This
  • AFRL and FAA Engineers Work to Keep Aircrews Safe From Lasers

    Engineers from Air Force Research Laboratory and the Federal Aviation Administration are collaborating to improve aircrew safety in situations where lasers are carelessly or maliciously pointed at aircraft. A team of optics, human factors, and computer specialists is quietly laying the groundwork for this unique research project. The fruit of their