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As part of the Cooperative Operations in Urban Terrain (COUNTER) project, AFRL scientists used unmanned air vehicles (UAV) AFRL Successfully Tests COUNTER Project
As part of the Cooperative Operations in Urban Terrain (COUNTER) project, AFRL scientists used unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to conduct flight tests designed to provide special operations forces with situational awareness in an urban environment. Small urban targets are harder to detect from high altitudes. UAVs flying at lower altitudes increase the
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Default Air Force Logo AFRL Develops Superior Approach for Synthesizing Energetic Ionic Liquids
AFRL propulsion experts Dr. Suresh Suri and Mr. Jacob Marcischak developed a superior methodology for the synthesis of nitrate-derived ionic liquids. The pair successfully demonstrated their approach using imidazolium salts with the new agent. Nitrate-derived ionic liquids could potentially replace state-of-the-art energetic materials used for
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2006
Fully programmable processor AFRL Successfully Demonstrates New Processor Designed for Power Efficiency, Programmability, and Space Use
AFRL and ITT Industries successfully communicated with a laboratory-designed, fully programmable processor optimized for power efficiency, programming ease, and space use. AFRL engineers will next perform radiation testing on the processor, which consumes just one-tenth the power per operation of comparable processors. Engineers will test the
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2006
Manufacturing Technology Program Reduces B-2 Bomber Fleet Maintenance Time Manufacturing Technology Program Reduces B-2 Bomber Fleet Maintenance Time
The B-2 Systems Group initiated a major effort to improve the B-2 fleet mission capability (MC) rate. This effort involved the removal of the tape that covers access panel gaps and fasteners, followed by the replacement of the tape with a material known as alternate high-frequency material (AHFM). AHFM exposes the gaps and fasteners, allowing easy
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Multiple Independent Levels of Security/Safety (MILS) architecture AFRL Successfully Demonstrates High-Assurance Security Architecture
AFRL is working with industry under the High-Assurance Security Architecture for Embedded Systems program to develop and advance the Multiple Independent Levels of Security/Safety (MILS) architecture, an enabling technology offering an affordable near-term solution to building high-assurance systems such as multilevel security systems. AFRL
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2006
Mr. Bob Webb, restoration technician, wipes down the Memphis Belle after an application of AeroChem’s Dekote paint stripper. AFRL Aids Memphis Belle Restoration Effort
Second Lieutenant Grant Parker, of AFRL's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, recommended a variety of paint strippers to the Restoration Division of the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) to aid restoration of the Memphis Belle aircraft. The restoration team estimates it will take 10 years to restore the historic B-17 to
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2006
AFRL conducted three radio frequency (RF) tag technical flight tests as part of an operational demonstration supporting the Coalition Combat Identification (CCID) technology demonstration AFRL Supports CCID With Radio Frequency Tag Flight Tests
AFRL conducted three radio frequency (RF) tag technical flight tests as part of an operational demonstration supporting the Coalition Combat Identification (CCID) technology demonstration. The test results were instrumental to modifying the radar software subsequently used during the final military utility assessment. Raytheon designed,
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2006
“ GOTChA,” synthetic aperture radar sensor Data Collection Supports Sensors Development
AFRL engineers conducted joint data collection with representatives from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Strategic Communications, and Los Alamos National Laboratory to support development of the Angel Fire airborne electro-optical sensor and the Goals, Objectives, Technical Challenges, and Approaches-based, or " GOTChA," synthetic aperture
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2006
An all-sky composite image taken by the experimental Solar Mass Ejection Imager displays the dark, 20º exclusion zone around the sun, stars, and Milky Way galaxy.  The SMEI’s three cameras produce a view of objects in space at a range beginning 20º outwards from the sun and extending beyond the earth (US Air Force photo). Camera Trio Enhances Solar Storm Forecasting
Every 100-plus minutes, while orbiting approximately 50 miles above the earth aboard the Coriolis satellite, the experimental Solar Mass Ejection Imager (SMEI) scans the darkness of space seeking sun-generated, magnetic particle clouds bound for earth. Since the SMEI became operational in January 2003, its three charge-coupled device cameras have
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2006
AFRL Engineers Collaborate With DoD Cyber Crimes Center 

AFRL Engineers Collaborate With DoD Cyber Crimes Center
AFRL's Steganographic Intelligence (STEGINT) group is collaborating with the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3), Linthicum, Maryland, through research, transition, and information exchange sessions on steganographic technologies. The DC3 comprises three organizations: the Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI), the Defense Cyber
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