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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
The Air Force SBIR/STTR Program supported development of a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer that is currently being adapted for the F-15E Strike Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Mitchell Lichtenwald) AFRL and small business develop game-based, virtual fighter aircraft maintenance training
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A Massachusetts-based company is building a virtual aircraft maintenance trainer for the Air Force that would allow for larger class sizes and troubleshooting scenarios that are difficult to present in a traditional live setting.Also known as MAGPIE – which stands for Maintenance Training Based on an Adaptive
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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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2018
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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2018
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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2017
AFRL materials engineer TJ Turner signs book copies Materials engineer finds second calling as historic novelist
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- On the grim evening of April 14, 1865, a horrible event sent shock waves throughout a nation struggling to heal, opening fresh wounds and throwing the country into a long period of mourning.  President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth as he attended a
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2017
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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2017
AgilePod AFRL shares AgilePod data with industry to further development
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is sharing the technical data package for AgilePod with the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) community to further the development of compatible sensor products. AgilePod is a multi-intelligence, open architecture, reconfigurable prototype designed for the
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2017
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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2017
Area high schol students particiapate in a job shadow day at Wrigtht-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio Job shadow program inspires next generation of innovators
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Local junior and senior high school students amassed on Wright-Patt, Oct. 27, to get a firsthand look at their possible future.Since 1999, Wright-Patt has held organized Job Shadow Days pairing students with mentors from the base. “The bi-annual event provides area juniors and seniors with an opportunity to
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2017
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