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  • Smart automation, AI to accelerate materials discovery, innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To meet the demands of the ever-increasing pace of technological development in order to create the next generation of Air Force technology, researchers are challenged to find ways to shrink the timeline for materials discovery, development and deployment.According to Dr. Benji Maruyama, a research scientist
  • Four Things to Know About Air Force Patent Attorneys

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Increased efforts to protect intellectual property while driving commercialization has scientists and engineers across the Air Force pushing harder to file patent applications and invention disclosures.   At the center of the action is the Intellectual Property Division of the Air Force Materiel Command Law
  • AFRL researchers innovate, ‘sprint’ to create waterproof rescue duffel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The ability to rapidly innovate is key to ensuring the Air Force advantage in today’s operational environment. And, solving problems faster often calls for new ways of doing business that leverage creativity and flexibility to create rapid solutions for warfighter needs.For junior scientists at the Air Force
  • Research agreement will enhance collaboration, mutual benefits

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Leaders of the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Coast Guard Research and Development Center signed a memorandum of understanding here April 12 that allows the two organizations to collaborate in areas of mutual benefit to the two organizations.While the memorandum of understanding specifically authorizes
  • AFRL-led patches make ‘sense’ of sweat

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a sweaty project, but the sweat is worth the effort for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory working to better understand the links between materials, technology and warfighter performance.Born out of an AFRL and industry collaboration within the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, a wearable
  • AFRL enhances survival tools for isolated Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Survival -- it’s the first thing an ejected pilot contemplates once safely on the ground.A survival situation could span days and the Air Force is taking advantage of advancements in technology to allow ejected pilots to survive for longer periods of time.Researchers from the Junior Force Warfighters
  • Robotic wheelchair competition unleashes student creativity

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – AFRL researchers are looking to tap into the creativity of the next generation of researchers through a project that turns an ordinary motorized wheelchair into a robotic security guard.As part of the Robotic Sentry Challenge, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is asking enterprising students to
  • New corrosion evaluation system makes “sense” for Air Force

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount to transition success. This is particularly important to scientists working to develop new, high performance Air Force coating
  • AFRL researchers push limits in high-temperature, polymer additive manufacturing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are “turning up the heat” in the field of polymer additive manufacturing.In conjunction with researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and the University of Louisville, the team successfully printed the
  • AFRL Commander’s Challenge: competition drives spirit of innovation

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama - Teams from Air Force Materiel Command bases around the country came together to answer the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge--precision, austere resupply. Move 50 pounds of supplies 30 miles and deliver them to a 20 X 20 foot drop zone.“So, the idea is you’re 30 miles away … you’re in a combat zone,
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