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  • OSR Funds Effort Toward Improving Retrial Queuing Computer Systems

    The mission of the Air Fore Office of Scientific Research here is to fund science and technology basic research that will improve and expand the capabilities of the Air Force. Within AFOSR mission parameters, one area of importance emphasized by Air Force is communication networks. In a battlefield environment, networks need to perform seamlessly
  • DoD Scientific Research Offices Review Chemical Propulsion Programs

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here and the Army Research Office, N.C., completed a thorough annual review of basic research investments in combustion and diagnostics at a conference recently in Arlington. More than 40 engineers and scientists attended the 2006 AFOSR/ARO Contractors' Meeting in Chemical Propulsion. Dozens of
  • Research Pioneer in Atmospheric, Space Sciences Retires After Three-Decade Career

    When Dr. Herbert C. Carlson Jr. accepted a job at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here in 1998, he became the organization's first-ever permanently assigned chief scientist. Recently, he again made history as the first AFOSR chief scientist to retire. Dr. Carlson has proudly served his nation for 29 years as a distinguished scientist
  • Deception Detection Research Results Presented

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here recently hosted a final review of its 5-year, $4 million research grant in detecting deception. The grant was given by the Department of Defense through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. The University of Arizona served as the lead for this MURI grant. Arizona
  • AFOSR-Funded Team Makes Breakthrough in Hypersonic Computational Research

    An Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate science and engineering team, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here, has made a significant breakthrough in its hypersonic computational research. The team is studying the aerodynamic characteristics of projectiles that deform at hypersonic speeds at sea level conditions,
  • Air Force-funded Scientists Present Research Progress on Power-producing Organisms

    Program managers at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here recently conducted a review of the organization's biophysical mechanisms research portfolio during a conference in Arlington. "The primary objective of the AFOSR biophysical mechanisms program is to discover and understand basic biological mechanisms," said Maj. Jennifer S.
  • Air Force Funded Rocket Scientists Gather at Space Propulsion Program Review in Annapolis

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here recently completed a program review on space propulsion and power in Annapolis, Md. About 150 rocket scientists from leading universities and small businesses throughout the nation gathered to share recent results from their AFOSR funded research and to hear about related Air Force initiatives. "This
  • Air Force Research Provides Seed to High-Tech Cargo Delivery System

    Years of basic research investments by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here have paid off in a technology transition that supports a high-tech cargo delivery system. The Joint Precision Airdrop System or JPADS was deployed in a combat zone for the first time in August in Afghanistan in support of the warfighter. JPADS is used to drop
  • Air Force-Funded Researchers Fly 'Seagull' UAVs in D.C. Congressional Building

    Three Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded researchers got to showcase their work recently in Washington, D.C., as part of The Science Coalition program recognizing outstanding research. TSC put on the event in the Rayburn House Office Building. A number of congressional staffers and dozens of interested parties took notice of the
  • Air Force Supports Research of Materials for Use in Extreme Environments

    Leading edge scientific discoveries and breakthroughs funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research here were recently presented at an AFOSR ceramics program review. These latest developments could pave the way for new performance capabilities of materials used in extreme environments, and potentially impact the future of hypersonics. Dr.