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With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, GATR Technologies developed a portable antenna with tracking capability. Shown here (in the foreground), the GATR TRAC packs into cases that are easy to transport compared to traditional antenna systems such as the one shown in the background. (Photo courtesy of GATR Technologies) New satellite communication technology positioned for widespread use
Rome Research Site, N.Y. – The Department of Defense now has access to a portable antenna with tracking capability that can be deployed in places where these capabilities are traditionally limited.With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program and the Air Force Research Laboratory,
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origami applications for frequency selected surfaces Linking engineering, art and science: Origami may be key to complex Air Force needs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Origami, the art of paper folding, has captivated generations of audiences across the globe, as artists craft intricate, intriguing figures and objects by folding just a single sheet of paper. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex,
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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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(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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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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AgilePod fit test on Scorpion AFRL’s AgilePod shows ISR versatility during Scorpion fit test
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- To be ‘agile’ means to be nimble, responsive and able to adapt quickly and easily to any situation. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s premier intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pod, the AgilePod, lived up to its moniker as it integrated seamlessly onto the Scorpion light attack ISR aircraft
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Flexible silicon system-on-chip microcontroller AFRL, American Semiconductor create flexible system-on-chip for ‘internet-of-things’
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As the ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with technology to connect, communicate and transfer information continues to expand, scientists are challenged to find ways to enable even more physical objects to become ‘smarter’ and connected.  Leveraging the U.S. silicon manufacturing industry’s expertise
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next-gen flexible, wireless communications using GaN AFRL research to enable next-gen flexible, wireless communications
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Next generation military and civilian applications require the ability to transfer more data, faster, at a high level of quality. As the size of devices continue to decrease and unique form factors enter the technology space, researchers are challenged to find material solutions to make more efficient
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Mr. Ian Whittle son of Sir Frank Whittle visits the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base Ohio Jet engine inventor’s son visits AFRL: Father’s legacy continues to thrive
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – What happens when you mix a 22-year-old self-taught aeronautical engineer and Royal Air Force pilot, with a slide rule, a solid background in math, and an idea? Well, you get the birth of the jet age.In 1928 Frank Whittle wrote a thesis entitled “Future Developments in Aircraft Design” where he proved, by
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hybrid-3-d printing AFRL, Harvard researchers invent new method of hybrid 3-D printing for flexible electronics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight.A collaboration between scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory and
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