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Milton McKay, a now-retired member of the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Propellants Branch handles a sample of AF-M315E, a green alternative to hydrazine. AFRL recently licensed the propellant to Digital Solid State Propulsion for commercialization. (Courtesy photo) AFRL green monopropellant licensed to Nevada small business
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to hydrazine for spacecraft propulsion.  The AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate has signed a patent license agreement with Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc., a small business located in
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2018
Robotic Laser Coating Removal System AFRL helps enable laser paint removal technology
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more efficient removal of paint from F-16 aircraft through the newly-adopted Robotic Laser Coating Removal System.At the request of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Division, the research team, part
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Flexible hybrid electronics manufactured Arduino circuit AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications. An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute, has resulted in the
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2018
A researcher uses Laser Bond Inspection on a large structure at the Boeing Laser Bond Inspection Laboratory in Seattle, Washington. (Courtesy photo) Air Force collaboration could increase use of composites in aerospace manufacturing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Bonded composite airframe structures offer a potential to achieve more affordable manufacturing and more efficient structures, ultimately meeting the goals of the Air Force for increased range and reduced fuel consumption. Laser bond inspection (LBI) in conjunction with bond process control is an enabling
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2018
Left to right, Samson Scheie, 12, Brendan Marx, 12 Samuel Snowden, 9, and Joeseph Yoeder, 11, [cq] test out their robot before competing in a First Lego League tournament at DoD's Starbase building near the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, Jul 22, 2016. The Air Force STEM outreach offices work with the First Lego League, which teaches young students how to build and program robots made of Legos, to not only support STEM education, but also to make young technical minds aware of opportunities to pursue science in the U.S. Air Force. Wright-Patterson AFB to sponsor FIRST® LEGO® League Ohio Championship
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office will sponsor the FIRST® LEGO® League Ohio Championship Tournament at the Ervin J. Nutter Center, on the campus of Wright State University, February 4.The annual event will bring together teams of some of Ohio’s brightest 9 to 14 year-old students
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Jason Cassulis, a member of the 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory Commanders Challenge opposition force, sets up and checks a DJI S1000 drone during the setup day at the Nevada National Security Site, Las Vegas, NV., Dec. 9, 2016. This year teams were given the challenge of solving issues revolving around drones, and are demonstrating their solutions to judges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth) AFRL Commander’s Challenge set for final test
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge is in full swing with teams from four Air Force bases readying to compete in the final test of their solutions Feb. 26 through March 2 at the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center near Huntsville, Alabama.This year’s challenge is called the “Precision
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Brig. Gen. Theodore Lyster USAFSAM kicks-off centennial celebration; honors rich legacy
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One hundred years ago, on January 19, 1918, the U.S. Army Air Service formally chartered the Medical Research Laboratory at Hazelhurst Field on Long Island, New York. Over the course of a century, that Lab became what is today the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force
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2018
(Courtesy U.S. Air Force Graphic AF announces new innovation workshops at Science, Technology Forum
The Air Force announced dates and locations of the 14 upcoming innovation workshops open to the public during the Science and Technology 2030 Summit in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18.
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2018
Dr. David Walker served as guest speaker for the 65th Annual Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Awards Luncheon. Walker currently serves as Director of Technology in the Office of Naval Research. He was honored to return for the event as he has ties to the Directorate in his former capacity as former AFRL Vice Commander and former Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Director. AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate honors annual awards winners
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 65th Annual Awards Luncheon to honor their top achievers at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center.   Dr. David Walker, former AFRL Vice Commander as well as former AFRL Materials and
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2018
manufacturing of inverted metamorphic multi-junction solar cells for space applications AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft. A collaborative effort between the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing and Space Vehicles Directorates, the
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