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AFRL Supersonic Rain Erosion Test Facility AFRL facility brings new capabilities for rain erosion testing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Thanks to an impressive set of upgrades and a team of AFRL experts, a new and unique laboratory capability is filling a much-needed role in materials durability testing for the military and beyond.The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Supersonic Rain Erosion Test Facility, or SuRE for short, answers a
0 6/19
2018
Steve Zuraski, an optical engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory, works with the Turbulence and Aerosol Research Dynamic Interrogation System, or TARDIS laser in an Air Force Institute of Technology lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 21, 2017. Zuraski is an AFIT student earning an advanced degree in engineering physics. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) Joint AFRL-AFIT research project achieves ‘first light’ at John Bryan State Park observatory
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – A research project intended to enable more precise imaging of space objects has moved from lab bench testing to field testing at the John Bryan State Park observatory, illuminating night skies with a green laser beam of light.The project is a collaboration between the Electro-Optical Space Situational Awareness Team of the
0 6/11
2018
Mars 2020 rover arist rendition AFRL erosion testing is out of this world
At the request of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and project partners, AFRL recently concluded a series of tests in the Particle Erosion Test Facility, located in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Coatings, Corrosion, and Erosion Laboratory.
0 6/06
2018
The Halvorsen 25K Loader is a rapidly-deployable, high-reach mechanized aircraft loader that can transport and lift up to 25,000 pounds of cargo and load it onto military aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Ryan Young, Halvorsen mechanic, answers questions from Concurrent Technologies Corporation engineers Kyle Reasbeck (left) and Bryan Tipton (right). Hybrid Air Force aircraft loader demonstration on the horizon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Anyone that drives an electric hybrid car recognizes the value of energy efficiency. The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is looking to apply and demonstrate this value on a critical piece of military ground support equipment. The Halvorsen Loader is a diesel-powered, rapidly
0 5/11
2018
AFRL researcher discusses next generation biotechnology Boston ‘bluing’ trip highlights synthetic biology, biotechnology for AFRL team
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  A select group of scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory traveled to the Boston region to see emerging capabilities centered on synthetic biology to better understand the potential of this growing field of science to improve materials for today’s Airmen. “The goals of this trip were
0 5/10
2018
Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications (A5) Robotic System AFRL demos advanced robotics for aerospace manufacturing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Engineers from the Manufacturing Technologies Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, held a recent successful demonstration of the advanced capabilities of the Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications (A5) Robotic System at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The 22,000 pound A5
0 5/10
2018
Autonomous Research System ARES research robot 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
0 5/04
2018
Default Air Force Logo 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
0 4/27
2018
AFRL researchers collaborate, innovate 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
0 4/26
2018
AFRL Coast Guard enter research agreement 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
0 4/23
2018
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