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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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2006
AFRL Commences GDE-2 Testing AFRL Commences GDE-2 Testing
AFRL engineers began testing the second-generation Ground Demonstration Engine, known as GDE-2, at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center's 8 ft high-temperature tunnel (Hampton, Virginia). The GDE-2 is a hydrocarbon-fueled supersonic combustion ramjet (scramjet) engine featuring a single integrated
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2006
AFRL Establishes AMIST for Focused Warhead Development AFRL Establishes AMIST for Focused Warhead Development
AFRL and the Department of Energy's Kansas City Plant are collaborating to provide ordnance designers the initiation tools necessary for developing focused warheads, such as the dual-role munition. These advanced weapons will require an interdisciplinary technical solution that incorporates aerodynamic, energetic, warhead, target detection, and
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2006
6%-scale model of the V-22 Osprey AFRL Successfully Tests V-22 Flight Dynamics
AFRL engineers completed successful wind tunnel tests of the V-22 Osprey, a 6%-scale model, to improve their understanding of the vehicle's flight characteristics. They tested the model in the vertical wind tunnel at different orientations; propeller speeds; and sideslip, nacelle, and blade angles. To simulate movement through the air, the
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2006
AFRL Successfully Tests Automated Refueling Subsystem AFRL Successfully Tests Automated Refueling Subsystem
AFRL completed a successful flight test of an automated aerial refueling ( AAR), inner- loop control laws (IL CLAWS) system. A flight control computer (FCC) hosted the IL CLAWS system, which interfaced with the Calspan Learjet variable stability system (VSS) using discrete, analog signals. As part of the test, engineers installed the FCC on a
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2006
Tested a tapered ground plane design AFRL Designs Tapered Ground Plane for SUAV
AFRL scientists designed, built, and tested a tapered ground plane design. The team used an important in-house facility--namely, the Radiation and Scattering Compact Antenna Laboratory--as a resource for testing verification. The improved ground plane reduces the susceptibility of a Global Positioning System patch antenna installed on board a small
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFRL Demonstrates Transparent ZnO Electronics
AFRL scientists demonstrated transparent microelectronic circuits using nanocrystalline zinc oxide (ZnO) transistors. Large-area electronics for electromagnetic, chemical, and mechanical sensors, as well as large-display electronics, can be more useful in compact system applications such as unmanned air vehicles (UAV) if the sensors are also
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2006
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