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Default Air Force Logo PECASE Award Winner's Research Likely to Improve Commercial Technologies
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-sponsored scientist, Dr. Rashid Zia is leading cutting-edge research to enhance higher order emission processes in lanthanide ions.Lanthanide ions are currently used as leading light emitters in applications ranging from color television and fluorescent lighting to solid-state laser systems. Zia's
0 4/21
2010
AFOSR-funded Colorado State University researchers are trying to solve computationally difficult problems related to logistics planning. (Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo, Capt. Dustin Doyle.) Researchers Seeking Better Use of Aircraft, Personnel and Fuel
Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Colorado State University researchers are trying to solve computationally difficult problems related to logistics planning, vehicle routing, resource allocation, circuit design, wireless frequency assignment and scheduling.Dr. Adele Howe and co-researcher, Dr. Darrell Whitley are passionate about
0 4/09
2010
Richard Strievich, with the University of Dayton Research Institute, runs laboratory tests on camelina oil at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. AFRL is working closely with a number of industry and academic partners to research and develop hydro-treated renewable jet (HRJ) derived from plant oils and animal fats.  Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Office officials intend to certify a 50-50 blend of  HRJ with traditional JP-8 jet fuel to power the service's entire fleet of aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Bonnie White) Air Force takes step toward cleaner fuels
As the aviation community looks to a future of independence from non-renewable energy sources, the Air Force is making historic strides in alternative fuels that will bring about positive economic and environmental outcomes. Three Air Force Materiel Command fuels experts at Wright-Patt were on hand Tuesday for a DODLive Bloggers Roundtable to
0 4/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo AFRL to receive Aviation Trail's Trailblazer Award
The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be presented the 2010 Trailblazer Award by Aviation Trail, Inc. April 23 at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering, Ohio.Aviation Trail's Board of Trustees recognized AFRL for "the world-class quality of the laboratory's aerospace research for the U.S. Air Force; its
0 4/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo New Chief Scientist at AFRL Information Directorate in Rome
Doctor Richard Linderman, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, became the new Chief Scientist, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, effective Feb. 28. He replaced Doctor John Bay, who served the Information Directorate as Chief Scientist for more than 4 years. Previous to becoming the
0 4/06
2010
Default Air Force Logo Alternative fuels win Aviation Week Laureate award
On March 17, Aviation Week named the winners of their 53rd Annual Laureate Awards. This award honors individuals and organizations that have shown heroism and exceptional leadership in aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Wright-Patterson's Alternative Fuels Certification Office was a recipient of this prestigious award.Jeff Braun, director
0 4/02
2010
MSgt Robert Sanders looks at the blue color vision segment of the new Cone Contrast Test at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine’s Aerospace Ophthalmology Branch laboratory. The CCT is a software-generated clinical color vision test that indicates type (red, green or blue) and severity (mild to severe) of color vision deficiency and quantifies normal color performance. (Photo by Erik Brazones USAFSAM/EDD) USAFSAM teams with Innova Systems, Inc. for new color vision test
For people with hereditary and acquired color vision deficiency--sometimes referred as color blindness--it can be challenging or even impossible to hold certain jobs in either the military or civilian sector. In many occupations, the ability to accurately see colors is critical to success. In some cases, such as for Air Force pilot training,
0 4/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Advanced Course in Engineering Cyber Security Boot Camp 2010
Twenty-seven Air Force ROTC cadets from universities across the nation will constitute the 2010 Advanced Course in Engineering, or ACE, Cyber Security Boot Camp, a 10-week summer program at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome, NY, that aims at developing future cyber officers. Boot camp participants attend lectures on
0 4/01
2010
President Barack Obama speaks to military and civilian personnel about his plan to lift the nearly 20 year executive ban on oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, March 31, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. President Obama also announced the Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, dubbed "The Green Hornet," is slated to be tested on Earth Day, April 22. If the test is successful, it will be the first fighter to reach supersonic speed with a 50/50 blend of Hydrotreated Renewable Jet and JP-8 fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Perry Aston) President Obama highlights military biofuels efforts

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2010
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Scientists Test, Develop Bio Jet Fuels
While the world searches for more efficient ways to fuel automobiles and create usable energy, Air Force scientists are looking for cleaner, more efficient ways to fuel the military's aircraft. On March 25, an A-10 Thunderbolt II flew solely on a blend of biomass-derived fuel and conventional JP-8 jet fuel - the first flight of its kind. Air Force
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2010
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