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Virtual reality tunnel for fruit flies allows simultaneous tracking of freely flying flies and computer projected imagery on the walls and floor of the arena. (Credit: Dr. Andrew Straw, Caltech). Air Force Flight Control Improvements May Result from Flying Insect Research at Caltech
Flying insects' altitude control mechanisms are the focus of research being conducted in a Caltech laboratory under an Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant that may lead to technology that controls altitude in a variety of aircraft for the Air Force."This work investigates sensory-motor feedback mechanisms in the insect brain that could
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Default Air Force Logo AFRL to hold ribbon cutting for Condor supercomputer
The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate at Rome N.Y. will conduct a ribbon cutting Dec. 1 on a most unlikely supercomputer: a cluster of 1,760 Sony PlayStation 3 processors and 168 general-purpose Graphical Processing Units.Nicknamed the Condor Cluster, the PlayStation 3 processors are linked with some more conventional equipment.
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Master Sergeant Robert Bean, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Aeronautical Systems Command, Battlefield Airman Branch (ASC/WISN), inspects the wireless pulse oximetry sensor in the front of his helmet. The sensor is part of the Battlefield Automatic Life Status Monitor (BALSM) being developed by QinetiQ in coordination with the Human Effectiveness Directorate. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, 711 HPW) 711 HPW working on device to remotely monitor warfighters' health in the field
Pararescue Jumpers and other medical personnel will be able to remotely determine a warfighter's health status on the battlefield with sensors designed to be worn and ingested.The Battlefield Automatic Life Status Monitor, or BALSM, is being developed by QinetiQ North America's Technology Solutions Group in coordination with the Air Force Research
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force names two new leaders at AFRL
Air Force Manpower and personnel officials at the Pentagon announced Nov. 4 a change in leadership for two key organizations within the Air Force Research Laboratory here.Wendell Banks, will succeed Dr. David Jerome as director of AFRL's Sensors Directorate. Mr. Banks is currently AFRL's director for Plans & Programs. A native of Verona, Ohio, he
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Colonel Karen Weis (left), Dean of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) at the Academy’s 37th Annual Meeting and Conference on November 13, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Catherine Gillis (right), Academy President, presents Colonel Weis with her Fellowship certificate. (Photo by Sonny Odom) School of Aerospace Medicine Dean inducted as Fellow into American Academy of Nursing
Colonel Karen Weis, dean of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing at the Academy's 37th Annual Meeting and Conference on Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.Membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing, according to Academy President
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Default Air Force Logo AFOSR Awards Grants to 43 Scientists and Engineers Through its Young Investigator Research Program
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced it will award approximately $16.5 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who
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Default Air Force Logo Nobel Prize Winning Graphene Research Highlights AFOSR-Funded Physicists
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, announced recently the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Professor Andre Geim and Dr. Konstantin Novoselov from the University of Manchester for their 2004 graphene research.Mr. Geim and Dr. Novoselov achieved science's highest honor by isolating and measuring the properties of a
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Young Investigator Research Program computer scientists are making large strides in developing new tools and techniques to reverse-engineer data-hiding algorithms from watermark detectors, which once commercialized and deployed, will improve the security of the GlobalInformation Grid of the Air Force computer networks.(Graphic by Craver, Binghamton University)
AFOSR-Supported YIP Research Leads to Algorithms that Deflect Network Attackers
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Research Program is enabling new scientists and engineers with exceptional ability to do creative basic research, enhance their career development and develop tools and techniques. The current researchers are using the program with algorithms to improve the security of the Global
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The ACAT/FRRP F-16 technology vehicle flies over Edwards AFB during a recent Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System flight test.  This vehicle recently completed its 103rd flight, helping validate Auto GCAS and readying the technology for the planned integration into F-16 production aircraft in 2014.  (NASA photo) AFRL concludes Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance flight testing
The 103rd flight signaled the final effort in this phase of testing for the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System, part of the Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology/Fighter Risk Reduction Program.Air Force Research Laboratory researchers, in conjunction with the Air Force Flight Test Center and NASA Dryden have been putting the system
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Rich Stepler and Don Stroud, Wright "B" Flyer pilots, performed a demonstration flight of their "Brown Bird" March 2, 2010, over MacArthur Parade Ground at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, during the Foulois Centennial Military Flight Celebration event.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Lance Cheung) Commemorative flight planned Oct. 2 from Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Weather permitting, a look alike Wright B Flyer will takeoff here early Saturday morning, Oct. 2, to reenact the first delivery of cargo by air. The flight originating from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will include a turn over historic Huffman Prairie Flying Field, from where nearly 100 years ago Phil Parmelee, a pilot working with the Wright
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