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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
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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
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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
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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
Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Perrine, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, chief of acquisitions for net centric services-2, from Robbins Air Force Base, Ga., monitors his team’s active shooter detection system during the 2015 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge. Commander’s Challenge active shooter technology licensed by new small business
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement is set to commercialize an active shooter alert system developed by the Air Force. The AFRL Sensors Directorate signed a patent license agreement with the newly incorporated Protective Innovations. The company, soon to be headquartered
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Graduate student from the University of Texas El Paso, Cristian Orozco, works in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate over the summer. One of his duties includes working with a vacuum chamber for thin film coatings for optics.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Marisa Alia-Novobilski) That’s a wrap: students complete summertime work in Air Force Lab
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Each summer high school and college students apply for jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with hopes of working in a world-class research laboratory. This year was no exception. Cristian Orozco, graduate student from the University of Texas El Paso is currently wrapping up his work as part of the
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2017
Liquid Metal Alloys briefing Linking form with function: AFRL’s flex team drives future tech capabilities for the warfighter
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Led by Dr. Benji Maruyama and comprised of a cadre of energetic, innovative, high-performing scientists and engineers, the members of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Flexible Materials and Processing Team take comprehension of soft matter to a new level.“We take a basic understanding of soft, flexible
0 8/09
2017
Dr. Sheldon "Lee" Semiatin official photo AFRL senior scientist to receive prestigious materials science and engineering achievement award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will receive the prestigious 2018 ASM International Albert Sauver Achievement Award in fall, 2018.Dr. Sheldon “Lee” Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, will
0 8/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office seeks innovative energy solutions for warfighter mission
WRIGHT-PATTERS AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is seeking innovative alternative energy and energy-efficient technology solutions with the recent release of its latest broad agency announcement, published July 19 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.APTO’s mission is to guide the
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2017
The Air Force Forward Operating Base of the Future demonstration focuses on alternative energy sources such as smart controllers, microgrids, advanced batteries and solar cells to ensure operational energy sources exist to power the Air Force global mission. The project also evaluates energy reduction technologies such as shelter insulation and efficient HVACs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Goins) AFRL’s Energy and Environment Team wins top Air Force acquisition leadership award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Team was recently named the recipient of the Air Force John J. Welch, Jr. Excellence in Acquisition Leadership Award. The prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of an Air Force team who, over the course of a year, make significant
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2017
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