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AFRL CompLetes subsoniC swept-wing LAminAR FLow FLight test AFRL COMPLETES SUBSONIC SWEPT-WING LAMINAR FLOW FLIGHT TEST
Turbulent airflow over an air vehicle wing surface increases airfoil drag and inhibits efficient flight. In an effort to reduce this problem, AFRL researchers completed a subsonic swept-wing laminar flow flight test (SWIFT) to investigate spanwise periodic discrete roughness element (DRE) technology for maintaining wing laminar flow. DREs are
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2006
AFRL Completes Subsonic Swept-Wing Laminar Flow Flight Test AFRL COMPLETES SIX-YEAR SPACE MISSION TO MONITOR RADIATION ENVIRONMENT
(CEASE) recently completed a 6-year mission in low earth orbit, during which it monitored and mapped the near-earth radiation environment and provided real-time space environment hazard warnings to satellite operators. AFRL sponsored the June 2000 launch of CEASE aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development and Test Wing,
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2006
AFRL DeveLops Next-GeNeRAtioN eFFects-BAseD DecisioN AiDs AFRL DEVELOPS NEXT-GENERATION EFFECTS-BASED DECISION AIDS
AFRL engineers working under the Cyber Crew Interface and Development program developed and demonstrated prototypes for next-generation effects-based decision aids and warfighter-tailored information visualizations that support the information warfare (IW) planning cycle. Powerful decision support system tools and information management
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2006
AFRL-Led University Competition Provides Innovative Solutions for the Small-Satellite Community AFRL-LED UNIVERSITY COMPETITION PROVIDES INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE SMALL-SATELLITE COMMUNITY
Through AFRL's University Nanosat program, a student-built spacecraft made its first flight into orbit aboard a Boeing Delta IV heavy demonstration launch vehicle. The objectives of the program's funded projects are to complete small satellite (i.e., nanosat) design, fabrication, and functional testing; foster research to enable nanosat
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2006
AFRL CompLetes 10-YeAR DepLoYAbLe optiCAL teLesCope pRogRAm 25 AFRL COMPLETES 10-YEAR DEPLOYABLE OPTICAL TELESCOPE PROGRAM
AFRL scientists completed their final task of phasing multiple large mirror segments for the laboratory's Deployable Optical Telescope (DOT) system. The DOT ground demonstration enables space-based imaging apertures larger than launch vehicle fairing sizes through multiple-segment telescope phasing. The AFRL Ultralightweight Imaging Technologies
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2006
AFRL DeLiveRs LineRLess Composite tAnks FoR nAnosAt-3 AFRL Delivers Linerless Composite Tanks for Nanosat-3
The University of Texas developed the FASTRAC [formation-autonomy spacecraft with thrust, relative navigation, attitude, and cross-link] nanosatellite (Nanosat-3) to demonstrate technologies that enable formation flying. The Nanosat program entails an annual competition amongst US universities to develop, fabricate, and functionally test small
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2006
AFRL’s Covert Wireless Networking Technology Showcased at USSOCOM AFRL's Covert Wireless Networking Technology Showcased at USSOCOM
AFRL showcased its covert wireless networking technology to representatives from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Air Force Special Operations Command, and the US Navy and Army. As part of the lab's USSOCOM-sponsored program, Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) integrated its MobileRoute® mobile ad hoc networking software into Thales
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AFRL awards $9.5 million contract
The Air Force Research Laboratory's Information Directorate has awarded a $9,513,756 contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. of San Diego, Calif., for research to enhance computer network security. The three-year agreement is a follow-on to an award made in April 2003 to Orincon Information Assurance of San Diego to develop the "World Infrastructure
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2006
Default Air Force Logo AEDC director speaks at Joint Program Review
It would have been understandable for a speaker to appear rattled addressing hundreds of world-renowned scientists gathered in Atlanta recently for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Joint Program Review. Dan Marren, director of the Arnold Engineering Development Center's White Oak, Md., facility, after all, had only 45 minutes to
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2006
Zeus, one of two unmanned air vehicles completely designed and built by the AFRL and ASC team for the Black Dart exercise. AFRL, ASC team demonstrate Black Dart technology
A joint Air Force Research Laboratory and Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) team recently designed, built, tested and demonstrated three unmanned air vehicles for a joint DoD exercise, known as Black Dart. Black Dart, organized and conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency, NORAD and the Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Battlelab, focuses
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