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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
0 9/11
2017
These energy-harvesting wind turbines in Kotzebue, Alaska, are part of the Energy Assurance at Remote Radar Sites project, a one-year effort managed by the AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office to demonstrate rapidly-deployable, off-grid energy technologies for increased mission energy resiliency in remote locations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt Jason Goins) AFRL developing rapidly-deployable, independent energy sources for remote military sites
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Providing power to remote military installations is a challenge under the best of circumstances, but if power is suddenly cut off, the situation can become critical.  The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is researching ways to solve this problem through renewable and rapidly-deployable energy
0 7/18
2017
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