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Kulia Murray peers through a PVC telescope she made.  The middle school student was one of 20 who visited the Air Force Research Laboratory’s telescope facilities atop Haleakala, a 10,000-foot-high volcanic mountain on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Their visit was part of a three-day event held earlier this month to expose under-represented groups such as native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to careers in science, technology and math.  (Air Force photo) Excite Camp attendees visit AFRL's Hawaiian facilities
Twenty middle school girls from across the island visited the Department of Defense's largest telescope this month as part of a three-day event designed to expose students to careers in science, technology and math. Aimed primarily at under-represented groups such as native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, this 6th annual Excite Camp was a
0 12/19
2006
Col. G. Scott Coale AFRL names Colonel Coale as vice commander
Col. G. Scott Coale officially assumed his duties as the vice commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory July 10. He replaced Col. David Walker who retired June 23 after a distinguished 26-year career in the Air Force. Colonel Coale will play a key role in directing a staff of 9,500 and the Air Force's $1.9 billion science and technology
0 12/19
2006
General Electric’s long-range strike Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine core compressor AFRL commences core compressor testing
Air Force Research Laboratory engineers began testing General Electric's (GE) long-range strike Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine (VAATE) core compressor at AFRL's Compressor Research Facility. These tests will further develop the front three stages of the dual-use core compressor to increase part speed efficiency, investigate concepts
0 12/19
2006
Re-Entry Structures Experiment Program Manager Andy Williams inspects the two sections comprising the five-minute trial flight, scheduled to launch from White Sands Missile Range, N.M., in December 2006. (Air Force photo by Michael P. Kleiman) Five-minute mission features five pioneering payloads
The Re-Entry Structures Experiment (RESE), a hypersonic vehicle consisting of five ground-breaking payloads, will reach a projected altitude of 275,000 feet at Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound or 3,800 miles per hour) before descending to the desert in two pieces more than 45 miles north of the lift-off site. The vehicle is scheduled to launch
0 12/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo AFRL awards $49.9 million contract to Colorado firm
The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate has awarded a $49.9 million contract to Intelligent Software Solution Inc. (ISS) of Colorado Springs, Colo., to upgrade intelligence capabilities at U.S. sites around the world. The five-year agreement is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide for secure information
0 12/19
2006
6 percent scale model of the V-22 Osprey AFRL successfully tests V-22 flight dynamics
AFRL engineers completed successful wind tunnel tests of the V-22 Osprey, a 6 percent-scale model, to improve their understanding of the vehicle's flight characteristics. They tested the model in the vertical wind tunnel at different orientations; propeller speeds; and sideslip, nacelle, and blade angles. To simulate movement through the air, the
0 12/18
2006
The X-53 proved Active Aeroelastic Wing Technology in full scale.  (Air Force photo by Jim Ross, NASA Dryden flight Research Center)
Active Aeroelastic Wing flight research vehicle receives X-53 designation
Air Force Research Laboratory researchers recently received word that the Active Aeroelastic Wing (AAW) flight demonstrator has been assigned the Mission Design Series number X-53. The designation makes it the first successful X plane initiated within the Air Vehicles Directorate since the X-24 lifting body concept, which was later employed on the
0 12/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo AFOSR underwrites Indian workshop
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has agreed to underwrite an information assurance workshop planned by the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate Jan. 12, 2007, in Bangalore, India. AFOSR's Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD), with an initiative to increase involvement with India's information
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Air Force launches Young Investigators Research Program
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research here Oct. 2 announced it will award approximately $6.3 million in grants to 21 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's new Young Investigator Research Program. The program is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United
0 12/15
2006
The Defense Department’s largest mirror coating chamber, open at center, was installed recently at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Starfire Optical Range. (Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Wellington Phillips) Mirror coating chamber complete
The Defense Department's largest mirror-coating chamber was installed and testing completed recently at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range. "This will give the laboratory a safer alternative to transporting the 3.5-meter (11.5 feet) mirror all the way to Kitt Peak Observatory in Tucson," said 1st Lt. Wellington Phillips,
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2006
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