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Wright Cycle Shop AFRL researchers trace history of innovation during Aviation Heritage Tour
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A group of military and civilian scientists, staff and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate visited significant aviation history sites across Dayton during a Heritage Tour, September 13.The event, part of the directorate’s centennial celebration
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2017
3-D rendering of a Twistron Yarn AFRL researchers ‘twist’ yarns for electrical energy, power
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly. Carbon nanotube-based “twistron” yarns, developed in collaboration with researchers from the AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate along
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2017
Graduate student from the University of Texas El Paso, Cristian Orozco, works in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate over the summer. One of his duties includes working with a vacuum chamber for thin film coatings for optics.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Marisa Alia-Novobilski) That’s a wrap: students complete summertime work in Air Force Lab
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Each summer high school and college students apply for jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with hopes of working in a world-class research laboratory. This year was no exception. Cristian Orozco, graduate student from the University of Texas El Paso is currently wrapping up his work as part of the
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2017
High Efficiency Innovative Aviation Diesel Engine in test cell AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office tests high-efficiency engine for unmanned aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced diesel engine that promises to increase the utility and ease the logistics burden of military
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2017
Liquid Metal Alloys briefing Linking form with function: AFRL’s flex team drives future tech capabilities for the warfighter
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Led by Dr. Benji Maruyama and comprised of a cadre of energetic, innovative, high-performing scientists and engineers, the members of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Flexible Materials and Processing Team take comprehension of soft matter to a new level.“We take a basic understanding of soft, flexible
0 8/09
2017
Dr. Sheldon "Lee" Semiatin official photo AFRL senior scientist to receive prestigious materials science and engineering achievement award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will receive the prestigious 2018 ASM International Albert Sauver Achievement Award in fall, 2018.Dr. Sheldon “Lee” Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, will
0 8/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office seeks innovative energy solutions for warfighter mission
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is seeking innovative alternative energy and energy-efficient technology solutions with the recent release of its latest broad agency announcement, published July 19 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.APTO’s mission is to guide the
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office seeks innovative energy solutions for warfighter mission
WRIGHT-PATTERS AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is seeking innovative alternative energy and energy-efficient technology solutions with the recent release of its latest broad agency announcement, published July 19 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.APTO’s mission is to guide the
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2017
The Air Force Forward Operating Base of the Future demonstration focuses on alternative energy sources such as smart controllers, microgrids, advanced batteries and solar cells to ensure operational energy sources exist to power the Air Force global mission. The project also evaluates energy reduction technologies such as shelter insulation and efficient HVACs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Goins) AFRL’s Energy and Environment Team wins top Air Force acquisition leadership award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Team was recently named the recipient of the Air Force John J. Welch, Jr. Excellence in Acquisition Leadership Award. The prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of an Air Force team who, over the course of a year, make significant
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2017
Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is exploring cost-efficient manufacturing of solar cells using additive technology. AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process. “Sun is abundant, and it’s free,” said Dr. Santanu Bag, a
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2017
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