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Dr. Eric Lindgren, Dr. Joy Haley and Mr. Doug Carter will be recognized at an upcoming ASC awards banquet in October. (U.S. Air Force photo / by Donna Lindner) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers win Affiliate Societies Council awards
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Three researchers from AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate were recently named recipients of the 2017 ASC Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award. Dr. Eric Lindgren, Dr. Joy Haley and Doug Carter will be recognized at an upcoming ASC awards banquet later this month. The Outstanding Engineers
0 10/06
2017
Photo comparison showing ultra-compact AFRL antenna, smaller than a flea Small antennas could bring big benefits to the Air Force
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When it comes to military and consumer electronics, smaller is often better, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s revolutionary new antenna design is promising to make military electronics much better.Researchers at the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, in partnership with Northeastern
0 10/04
2017
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
AFRL Materials Integrity researchers review microscopic images AFRL Materials Integrity researchers provide rapid answers to big challenges
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  --  The safety and protection of the warfighter is a motivating force in everything AFRL does, but for one branch in particular, it is at the very heart of their mission.The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Materials Integrity Branch stands always at the ready to answer the needs of the warfighter,
0 9/29
2017
The small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor System is shown. The system was development by Compass Technologies Group under an Air Force Small Business Innovative Research agreement and loaned to the company through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (Photo courtesy of Compass Technologies Group) Air Force teams with industry to further aircraft and radome coating research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business are partnering to advance critical aircraft coatings. Under a cooperative research and development agreement, also known as a CRADA, the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) loaned a small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor
0 9/27
2017
Nandini Iyer, a research audiologist in the 711th Human Performance Wing, studies data in one of her laboratories. Research audiologist helps human performance team tackle complex sound environments
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The ability to hear and understand communication is crucial to military special operators and their missions, but sometimes due to the Air Force’s complex sound environments related to variables such as excessive noise or multiple talkers, this can be challenging. But in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s
0 9/27
2017
Biological Science presentation for ARAP Tri-Service effort leverages synthetic biology expertise to address future warfighter needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  Taking advantage of Department of Defense research laboratory expertise in chemistry, biology, computer science and material science and engineering, a collaborative, $45 million tri-service effort is changing the way the DoD exploits biological systems to meet the unique needs and challenges of defense
0 9/27
2017
New flexible research space for AFRL Historic AFRL research building receives new mission during dedication
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – One of Wright Field’s original buildings now has a new mission after completion of a seven year, $9.1 million design and construction project and $5 million in new equipment.The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Power and Control Division held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open
0 9/22
2017
Combatives instruction at Tech Warrior AFRL Tech Warrior instructors train scientists, engineers in practical warfighter skills
FAIRBORN, Ohio – To train a scientist or engineer to think ‘outside of the lab’ is no small task, but it’s one that the silent professionals of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Tech Warrior training exercise take to heart, as they train laboratory experts to succeed in the battlefield environment. “We take scientists out of the lab and let them
0 9/22
2017
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