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Default Air Force Logo Shipping traffic delays X-51A launch
Today's scheduled launch of the X-51A Waverider hypersonic flight test vehicle has been postponed 24 hours. The delay was due to the presence of a freighter transiting in a section of the Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range several hundred miles off the California coast.A U.S. Navy P-3 aircraft supporting the test was safety scanning the
0 5/25
2010
AFOSR Program Manager, Dr. David Luginbuhl (l), discussed educational opportunities at AFOSR with high school students during the Team America Rocketry Challenge. (U.S. Air Force Photo by LeAndrea White) AFOSR Encourages Youth to Soar at Rocketry Challenge
For the fifth year, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research encouraged hundreds of young, aspiring scientists at the Eighth Annual Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest model rocket competition, held in The Plains, Va.TARC is a model rocket competition for high school and middle school students nationwide. The goal of the
0 5/24
2010
Air Force officials said the X-51A Waverider will make its first hypersonic flight test attempt Tuesday, May 25, after it’s released by a B-52 bomber off the southern California coast. Four X-51A cruisers have been built for the Air Force Research Laboratory by industry partners Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.  (Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne) X-51A flight planned May 25
Weather permitting, Air Force officials said the X-51A Waverider will make its first hypersonic flight test attempt Tuesday, May 25, after it's released by a B-52 bomber off the southern California coast.The unmanned X-51A is expected to fly autonomously for five minutes, powered by a supersonic combustion ramjet or scramjet engine, accelerating to
0 5/20
2010
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz listens as Senior Master Sgt. Scott Curran, superintendent of international and expeditionary education and training at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, explains the mission scenarios and emergency procedures taught in the C-130 Hercules simulators to better prepare aircrews responsible for the medical evacuation of patients. General Schwartz was visiting the school May 13, 2010, at Brooks City-Base in San Antonio.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Steve Thurow) Air Force chief of staff visits School of Aerospace Medicine
The Air Force's top uniformed officer toured the 711th Human Performance Wing's U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks City-Base, Texas, May 13.During his visit, the general reflected on the 92-year history of the school and the unique training and education accomplished by the staff to create medical experts who care for air and
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2010
Default Air Force Logo AFOSR Researcher Selected to Receive 2010 Clayton J. Thomas Award
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded researcher, Dr. Gerald G. Brown, a distinguished professor from the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. has been selected the Military Operations Research Society's Clayton J. Thomas Award winner for 2010."I have been fortunate to have known a number of
0 5/17
2010
Senior Master Sergeant Alan Van Pate (standing) calls in an airstrike to “destroy” an enemy tank during joint combat air support training on the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) virtual training dome at the Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Alpena, Mich. Technical Sergeant Claire LaFleur (seated) enters information into the simulator so that the simulated aircraft reacts as intended. The 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate’s Warfighter Readiness Research Division in Mesa, Ariz. is using the Grayling Range as a testing site for ways to improve JTAC training. Human Effectiveness Directorate Studies Effects of Live Vs. Simulator JTAC Training
The Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate's Warfighter Readiness Research Division in Mesa, Ariz. believes it has found one of the most ideal testing sites for its Joint Terminal Attack Controller virtual training dome - the Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Alpena, Mich.The JTAC virtual training
0 5/11
2010
Eric Zalusky, Research Technologist at the Kettering Innovation Center, Kettering, Ohio, conducts fatigue research on Technical Sergeant Chris Myers, an Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman with the711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Biosciences and Performance Division, Vulnerability Analysis Branch (711 HPW/RHPA) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As part of the research, Technical Sergeant Myers takes a memory test as a functional MRI scans his brain so scientists can determine which areas of his brain are changing as he applies his memory. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, 711 HPW) Human Performance Wing's Fatigue Research Targets the Brain
Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing's Human Effectiveness Directorate, or 711 HPW/RH, and the Kettering Innovation Center are moving into a state-of-the-art phase of fatigue research that aims to shed light on identifying people who are fatigue resistant and those who are not. In the latest study,
0 5/05
2010
A carbon nanotube can produce a very rapid wave of power when it is
coated by a layer of fuel and ignited. (Graphic: Christine Daniloff)
Environmentally-Safe Fuel Cells May Emerge from Air Force Funded MIT Research
MIT researchers are exploring a new technology funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation, which they call a thermopower wave, that may convert chemical energy to fuel cells for micro-machines, sensors and emergency communication beacons.The technology is already generating attention because it is
0 4/29
2010
An image of a hologram lit by white light. (Credit: Geoff Andersen, USAF Academy) Improving UAVs Using Holographic Adaptive Optics
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported holographic, adaptive, optics research may help transform software into computer-free, electronics for unmanned aerial vehicles, high energy lasers and free-space optical communications that will enable each to run faster and more efficiently than before.Dr. Geoff Andersen, senior researcher at the
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2010
Harvard Medical School professor and Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center researcher, Dr. Irene Kochevar is pleased with the initial lab bench experiments involving light-activated technology that may benefit airmen’s traumatic battlefield injuries. (Credit: Harvard University) Treating Battlefield Injuries with Light-Activated Technology
Airmen's traumatic battlefield injuries may be more effectively treated by using a new light-activated technology developed as a result of research managed by Air Force Office of Scientific Research and supported by funds from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This new treatment for war injuries includes using a process or technology called
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2010
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