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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
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
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