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Tech Warrior 2017 Tech Warrior participants walk in the shoes of battlefield Airmen
FAIRBORN, Ohio – Whoever owns the technological advantage when it comes to warfighting likely controls the battlespace of today. Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, as well as acquisition personnel from throughout Air Force Materiel Command work hard to ensure that Airmen never enter a battle without that
0 10/04
2017
Tech Warrior 2017 Pararescue Demonstration Event provides opportunity for Air Force SBIR/STTR companies, other small businesses, to refine technology
FAIRBORN, Ohio – On a blazing hot afternoon, Air Force pararescue specialists are called to the scene of an attack. They arrive to find two people down, burned and bleeding. One is pinned under a rock and neither is responsive.Also known as PJs, the highly-trained combat rescue medics work methodically to save the pair. The rescue mission itself
0 10/03
2017
Overcoming GPS-contested environments New technology shows promise for ground ops to sidestep GPS jamming threats
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Ground forces may soon be getting a new tool to find their way around hostile territory. With support from the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program, Virginia-based Echo Ridge LLC is developing a process to overcome GPS-contested environments by using radio frequency signals as a source of positioning information. The
0 8/29
2017
Sebastian Harrelson, an electroplater in the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, prepares to submerge the nose gear of an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The organization is overhauling an increasing number of landing gear components with a more eco-friendly coating because of a new process developed by Utah-based ES3 under the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program. The coating - made possible by the new application process - has been shown to provide better protection for components and is expected to yield significant savings over the environmental cleanup needed for traditional coatings. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Alex R. Lloyd) AF SBIR/STTR program solves problems for major commands, strengthens economy through small business growth
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On the ABC television show, Shark Tank, prospective entrepreneurs receive a chance to turn dreams of a successful business into reality. Contestants present their ideas to investors – who achieved their own business success – in hopes of financial support.In a way, the Air Force Small Business Innovation
0 6/16
2017
Joe Diemunsch, a computer engineer with AFRL and the first person to enter AFRL’s Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program, prepares to launch a remotely piloted aircraft over a field of corn. Diemunsch is exploring the possibility of commercializing a tool that would be used with data received from sensors aboard an RPA to help farmers with more precise information about nutrient deficiencies, disease, pest damage and weeds. (U.S. Air Force photo) Out of the lab and into the front office: Researchers boosting Air Force technology commercialization through new path to business ownership
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – For nearly two decades, Joe Diemunsch played a key role on teams developing the Air Force’s combat identification capabilities. Creating better sensors for pilots to automatically confirm their targets much sooner than could be done with the naked eye, provided a satisfaction the computer engineer thought he
0 6/14
2017
On the left, an image of the final VO2 based MEMs device with the bimorph in blue. On the right, a top view of the device. This device was created under a cooperative research and development agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate and Michigan State University. Image courtesy of Michigan State University. Air Force and Michigan State University research results in programmable MEMS developments
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Under a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement, a team of scientists from the Air Force and Michigan State University produced first generation smart-material based micro-electrical mechanical mirror devices (MEMS).The Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate, Integrated Circuits and
0 5/23
2017
Capt. Kevin Divers of 1st Aerospace Medical Squadron demonstrates the fit of the Atenuating Customized Communications Earpiece System ( A.C.C.E.S.).(U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration/Senior Airman DeLicha E. Germany) AF Technology Transfer Program office links technology with the mission and marketplace
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Technology Transfer program has been hard at work in its efforts to share Air Force science and technology with academia, industry and state governments.Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the program utilizes technology transfer agreements to accelerate the development of products
0 5/11
2017
F-22 Raptors such as this one will at some point in their operational lifetime now encounter robotic technology newly developed through the Air Force Small Business Research program. Robots are now being placed into operation at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah for the purpose of making the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets much safer for aircraft maintenance personnel. (Courtesy photo/Andrew McMurtrie, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta, Ga.) Small Business Innovation Research project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, located at Hill
0 3/24
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
Default Air Force Logo Air Force technology poised to dramatically improve civilian emergency management operations
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Behind the scenes at a training exercise several years ago, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) asked air combat commanders to outline their biggest challenges. By far, commanders expressed the most concern over confusion caused by large amounts of radio traffic. During intense
0 12/09
2016
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