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Lt. Col. Jonathan Ellis (center), Ophthalmology Branch manager of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, Dr. Steven Wright (right), optometrist and Scott Humphrey, cornea imaging technician, demonstrate their Pentacam cornea topography device used in pilot screenings and waiver recommendation cases. The device measures the entire cornea with precision, without contact in only a few seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Ophthalmology sets sights on flying mission
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the fourth part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. A link to all of the stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  For many who have had an eye exam, the puff of the glaucoma test is as familiar as a darkened room, letter
0 10/24
2017
Additive manufacturing sample Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.Once a little-known curiosity, the popularity of additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing as it is
0 10/20
2017
hybrid-3-d printing AFRL, Harvard researchers invent new method of hybrid 3-D printing for flexible electronics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight.A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and
0 10/17
2017
AgilePod AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’ “AgilePod was
0 10/16
2017
McCook Field Centennial Ceremony Wright-Patterson leaders recognize 100 years of research, development at ‘Cradle of Aviation’
DAYTON, Ohio – Military leaders from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base joined with local community leaders, elected officials, base personnel and the public Oct. 6 at the site of what was once known as McCook Field to mark the 100th anniversary of Air Force aviation and technology development in the Miami Valley.Now mostly open field areas used for
0 10/16
2017
Lt. Col. Kevin Heacock, Neuropsychiatry Branch chief of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, leads discussion on a medical waiver recommendation request case during a branch case review conference October 17. The Neuropsychiatry Branch reviewed 463 cases in 2016 with 80 percent of cases receiving recommendations for medical waivers. (Parts of documents are blurred to protect privacy) (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Neuropsychiatry helps aviators keep head in the game, stay in the fight
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the third part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part one is the ACS Overview and part two delves into how the ACS' Internal Medicine branch keeps Air Force aviators safely in the skies. A link to those stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON
0 10/16
2017
AFRL Heritage Logo AFOSR Awards Grants to 45 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program
ARLINGTON, Virginia -- The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $19.9 million in grants to 45 scientists and engineers from 38 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). The YIP is open to
0 10/11
2017
DAYTON, Ohio - Miguel Maldonado, Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels and Energy branch chief, performs on the timbales as part of the band Rondalla de Puerto Rico during the 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Parade in Dayton, Ohio Sept. 16, 2017. AFRL recruited Maldonado from Puerto Rico after college and he’s spent the last 30 years bringing Latin culture to the local area.(Courtesy photo/Miguel Maldonado) Puerto Rican engineer embraces opportunity, mentorship
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Miguel Maldonado is the Air Force Research Laboratory, Fuels and Energy branch chief here. Born in New York City, he moved from Harlem back to his family’s native Puerto Rico when he was 10. He said his family had initially moved to the United States’ mainland seeking better opportunities and returned to
0 10/10
2017
Lt. Col. Dara D. Regn, Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine branch chief, discusses a waiver recommendation case with a flight surgeon in the Residency in Aerospace Medicine program at Wright-Patterson October 5. Regn’s branch is currently reformatting their database of more than 1.2 million cardiology studies in order to enable more efficient data mining in what is believed to be the world’s largest database of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the second part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part three will delve into how the ACS' Neuropsychiatry Branch keeps aviators in the fight. Part one was an overview of the ACS.  A link to that story is below.WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The Aeromedical
0 10/10
2017
Milissa Griesenbrock, Air Force Research Laboratory Fuels and Energy branch co-lead for High Impact Technology 1 - Fuel Science and research chemist, gives a tour of a fuel system simulator. The FSS simulates time and temperature heat loads along the flow pathway of jet fuel in order to investigate impacts of different fuel chemistries on real and simulated hardware. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) AFRL Fuels & Energy enables future of flight
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Besides the octane rating and price, most drivers probably don’t think too much about the fuel they put in their cars. And, with modern engines and normal driving conditions, that’s probably OK for the mass majority. But, what about a supersonic F-35 Lightning, a fully loaded-down C-17 Globemaster III flying
0 10/10
2017
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