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AFRL materials engineer Alan Oquendo demonstrates the failed flywheel assembly and engine cooling fan that resulted in a non-injury incident involving the Wright “B” Flyer replica aircraft.  Oquendo and the Materials Integrity team uncovered critical evidence that explained the event and recommend an improved design.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) AFRL Materials researchers keeping Wright “B” Flyer aloft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Researchers from the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate rose to the need for the Wright “B” Flyer, helping to ensure continued airworthiness for the historic replica aircraft so near and dear to many in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Wright “B” Flyer, Inc., a volunteer organization that operates the
0 3/23
2017
AFRL researcher Matt Jacobsen (second from left), developer of the Hyperthought data management and sharing software, strategizes with team members Kevin Porter, James Fourman, and Jason Thiese during a recent collaboration session at the AFRL Maker Hub. (U.S. Air Force photo/Holly Jordan) HyperThought poised to break down barriers in information sharing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --   A new, web-based software tool developed by AFRL researchers is poised to usher in a new paradigm in information management and sharing.  Recording, sharing, and accessing research data within the scientific community is typically an imperfect proposition, at best.  Data management has been surprisingly
0 3/20
2017
2nd Lt. Lt Brent Young, AFRL Junior Force Council member, right, makes a presentation about Junior Force Warfighter Operations in RX, or JFWORX, an AFRL/RX internally funded program aimed at future workforce development to attendees at the AFRL Business & Technology Showcase. JFWORX provides those new to the government an opportunity to solve immediate need, real-world problems for warfighters; an experience unique to traditional junior workforce development. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Ripple) AFRL Business & Technology showcase unites government, academic, private sectors
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – More than 300 representatives from a cross-sector of government, science, technology and businesses looked to the future at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Business and Tech Showcase March 13 at the Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center in Dayton.The event, presented by the AFRL Junior Force
0 3/16
2017
AFRL Heritage Logo Air Force Office of Scientific Research to host science & technology heritage day
ARLINGTON, Virginia -- The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will host "AFRL Heritage:  100 Years of Science and Technology."  The event will take place at the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center, 4075 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 350, in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, 16 March 2017, from 0900 to 1500. This year has been
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2017
Dr. Dean Evans, Advanced Development Team Leader, in the Photonics Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, will be formally named a SPIE Fellow in an upcoming ceremony.   (U.S. Air Force photo) AFRL researcher named International Society for Optics and Photonics fellow
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A pronounced research leader from the Air Force Research Laboratory was recently selected as a fellow of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Dr. Dean Evans, Advanced Development Team Leader of the Photonic Materials Branch, Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing
0 3/07
2017
Dr. Jeffrey Calcaterra, the Structural Materials Evaluation Team Lead in the Systems Support Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, has been selected as the newest inductee into the Air Force Safety Hall of Fame. The award recognizes individuals who have made contributions of enduring and significant impact to Air Force safety and mishap prevention. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo)

AFRL engineer inducted into Air Force Safety Hall of Fame
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  It may not be as illustrious as a spot in the Pro Football or Baseball Halls of Fame, but for the Air Force, an induction into the Safety Hall of Fame indicates an unequaled excellence in dedication to maintaining and sustaining the safety of the fleet and the Force. Dr. Jeffrey Calcaterra, the Structural
0 3/07
2017
Sandra Speake, the master process officer for Air Force Materiel Command’s Continuous Process Improvement effort discusses a team out-brief with Maj. Daniel Rosera during a recent CPI seminar. The objective is to enable all Airmen to eliminate waste and maximize customer value through the application of several widely accepted process improvement methodologies.(Contributed photo) Master process officer explains Continuous Process Improvement
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Materiel Command has been focused on improving its processes since 2005 when the Air Force implemented the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Program.  The effort is more accurately titled AF Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) now, but the objective remains the same: to
0 3/03
2017
A newly-installed 134 kW photovoltaic array at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, is part of the Pacific Energy Assurance and Resiliency Laboratory, a renewable energy microgrid project demonstrating new ways for military facilities to address energy needs. (Photo courtesy of HNU Energy/Joseph Cannon) PEARL microgrid project demonstrates new possibilities in military energy resiliency
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the way for resilient, cleaner, and cost-competitive energy solutions for military installations.AFRL’s Advanced Power Technology Office and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies have initiated the design of the Pacific Energy Assurance and
0 2/24
2017
Amber Davis was selected as the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Supervisor of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo) Emerging leader named supervisor of the year
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A leader in composite materials research at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was selected as the Supervisor of the Year recently during the directorate’s annual awards banquet.Amber Davis, section chief for the Materials and Processing Section, Composites Branch,
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2017
Dr. John Wertz, a materials research scientist in the Materials State Awareness Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, demonstrates Digital Thread concept applications to aircraft maintenance activities. Real time aircraft data, checklists and feedback through Digital Thread capabilities can enable better decision making by warfighters on the field, enhancing life cycle sustainment of Air Force platforms.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Digital Thread laces decision-making, data for Air Force acquisition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As information technology has advanced and improved over the years, modeling and simulation tools, sophisticated analytical capabilities and data analytics have increased in importance throughout a product’s life cycle. For the Air Force, a concept born in the lab is set to change the way weapon systems are
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2017
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