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Dr. Allan Katz, High Temperature Silicon-Carbide-Fiber-Reinforced Silicon Carbide Composites for Turbines program manager of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate observes an oxyacetylene torch test to screen materials for application on hypersonic platforms. (Air Force Photo/David Dixon) AFRL selects fellows from Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Two scientists from the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate were recently chosen as Air Force Research Laboratory Fellows. Dr. Allan Katz, High Temperature Silicon-Carbide-Fiber-Reinforced Silicon Carbide Composites for Turbines program manager and Dr. Ajit Roy, Computational Nanomaterials principal
0 9/20
2017
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
0 9/19
2017
A Northrop Grumman splice joint specimen is shown before (left) and after (right) undergoing testing in the 200 MTS Test Stand at the Facility for Innovative Research in Structures Technology in the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate. The testing was conducted under a cooperative research and development agreement between the directorate and Northrop Grumman. (Courtesy Photo/AFRL) Air Force testing shows advanced joint technology a viable method for aircraft assembly
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and industry could help usher in a new era of advanced aircraft assembly. Testing performed by AFRL showed promising results for the use of composite skin splice joints in aircraft assembly. The tests were performed under a cooperative research and development
0 9/19
2017
TW2016, NCMR Fairborn, OH AFRL to host Tech Warrior 2017 exercise
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory will hold a home station deployment exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) in Fairborn, Ohio, September 19-29.Tech Warrior 2017 provides AFRL scientists and engineers the opportunity to experience field, mobility and combat skills training to gain a
0 9/18
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
0 9/11
2017
Airman 1st Class Trevhonn Mincy (left) and Airman Robert Briones, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35 Crew Chiefs, prepare to launch an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 22, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Mincy and Briones were equipped with different instruments designed to test their oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, core body temperatures and the amount of volatile compounds present in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel) Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight
It was a regular day on the flightline. However, an intricate system of tubes and scientific instruments were woven and clipped to the maintainer’s uniforms. Ensuring a healthy environment is available for Airmen to perform their jobs is the first concern for the Air Force and could mean the difference between aircraft flying or static displays.
0 9/05
2017
711th Human Performance Wing shares Vigilant Spirit Control Station software AFRL shares UAV software to further research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 711th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate is using an information transfer agreement construct to provide commercial companies with access to its Vigilant Spirit Control Station software package, which allows operators to control multiple unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, at once. The
0 8/30
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
Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Perrine, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, chief of acquisitions for net centric services-2, from Robbins Air Force Base, Ga., monitors his team’s active shooter detection system during the 2015 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge. Commander’s Challenge active shooter technology licensed by new small business
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement is set to commercialize an active shooter alert system developed by the Air Force. The AFRL Sensors Directorate signed a patent license agreement with the newly incorporated Protective Innovations. The company, soon to be headquartered
0 8/23
2017
Financial management and contracting interns battle it out with program management interns in a friendly challenge of tug of war at the inaugural Wright-Patterson Air Force Base picnic held at Bass Lake Aug. 10.The PM interns were victorious. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex Feuling) Picnic celebrates contributions of interns at Wright-Patt
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Hundreds of interns working across Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were honored Aug. 10 at an inaugural picnic held at Bass Lake.The work of about 600 interns assigned to Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory was celebrated with remarks by
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2017
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