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The Aerospace Systems Directorate brings together world-class facilities including a fuels research facility, structural testing labs, compressor research facility, rocket testing facilities, supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels, flight simulation lab, and many other cutting-edge research labs.

Among the technologies in development in the Aerospace Systems Directorate are scramjet engines, alternative fuels, unmanned vehicles, hypersonic vehicles, collision avoidance and aircraft energy optimization.


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Mr. C. Douglas EbersoleMr. C. Douglas Ebersole, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. In this capacity, he leads the Air Force's science and technology program in propulsion, power and air vehicles for advanced next-generation space, missile and aircraft applications. The Aerospace Systems Directorate consists of $4 billion in research facilities spread over 65 square miles at Wright-Patterson AFB in OH and Edwards AFB in Calif., and a workforce of more than 1,800 military members, civilians, and contractors executing a nearly $700 million annual budget. Read more.
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Air Force Research Laboratory have merged with Air Vehicles Directorate and Propulsion Directorate into the new Aerospace Systems Directorate.
 
 Scientist in a labe with comptuers behind him Air Force Research Laboratory recently unveiled a new facility that promises to help unlock the potential of new fuel sources for military and commercial use.
 Scientist conducting experiments in a laboratory Air Force Research Laboratory offers public and private sector partners a unique opportunity to produce alternative fuels. 
 Plan dropping supplies to battlefield in the desert For our combat troops, air drop is a lifeline for survival.  As the need increases so does the need for targeted accurate delivery.
  
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