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Go With the Flow:  Novel Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Achieves First LightGo With the Flow:  Novel Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Achieves First Light
Go With the Flow: Novel Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Achieves First Light

'First light' lasing from a lab-developed flowing diode-pumped alkali laser marks key progress towards better thermal management properties for the lasers of tomorrow. (Photo by Second Lieutenant Alex K. Rowton, AFRL/RDLC)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

Small-Engine-Specific Research Nets Dedicated FacilitySmall-Engine-Specific Research Nets Dedicated Facility
Small-Engine-Specific Research Nets Dedicated Facility

Pictured are various endeavors ongoing at AFRL's newly established Small-Engine Research Laboratory. The SERL facility will enable key investigations pertaining to small-scale propulsion and power systems. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

ASTRIA Resource a Valuable National AssetASTRIA Resource a Valuable National Asset
ASTRIA Resource a Valuable National Asset

ASTRIA staff attending the International Astronautical Congress (Glasgow, Scotland) demonstrate a 'cubesatellite' (10 cm on each side) that presents unique space tracking challenges due to its small size. (Image provided by Dr. Moriba Jah, AFRL/RDSM)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

No Denying World-Class Gyrotron PowerNo Denying World-Class Gyrotron Power
No Denying World-Class Gyrotron Power

Shown enclosed by its superconducting magnet, this 2.5 MW gyrotron, developed jointly by Air Force Research Laboratory and industry, has already produced 1.7 MW of power and is undergoing further improvements to increase this world-record output. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

X-51A makes flight test historyX-51A makes flight test history
X-51A makes flight test history

An X-51A Waverider hypersonic flight test vehicle is carried by an Air Force Flight Test Center B-52 on May 26, 2010 over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The X-51A successfully made the longest ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight off the southern California Pacific coast. Four X-51A cruisers were built for the Air Force Research Laboratory by industry partners Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Densmore)
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Posted: 6/21/2010

TacSat-3 imageryTacSat-3 imagery
TacSat-3 imagery

Image of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, taken by the TacSat-3’s primary payload, the Advanced Responsive Tactically-Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer (U.S. Air Force image)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

TacSat-3 imageryTacSat-3 imagery
TacSat-3 imagery

The National Mall, Washington, D.C., is featured in this image collect obtained by the TacSat-3 experimental demonstration during its 13-month mission. (U.S. Air Force image)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

Improving Security for Cloud ComputingImproving Security for Cloud Computing
Improving Security for Cloud Computing

Prof. Thuraisingham is explaining assured information sharing concepts to Ph.D. student Mr. Jeffrey Partyka in UTD's Cloud Computing Laboratory. Prof. Latifur Khan and Ph.D Student M. Farhan are listening to the discussions. (Credit: UTD)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Materials Characterization Breakthrough Leads to Automated Component Health MonitoringMaterials Characterization Breakthrough Leads to Automated Component Health Monitoring
Materials Characterization Breakthrough Leads to Automated Component Health Monitoring

AFRL's Raman tribospectrometer, developed for in-place characterization of wear-resistant materials at high temperatures, automates component health monitoring. Pictured here is the instrument in operation, with the laser incident on a wear track created by a ball bearing's contact with a solid lubricant surface rotating at 200 rpm. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Materials and Manufacturing Know-How Bests Failed BreakersMaterials and Manufacturing Know-How Bests Failed Breakers
Materials and Manufacturing Know-How Bests Failed Breakers

AFRL materials engineers identified the root cause of circuit breaker failure in KC-135 aircraft and provided a viable solution to check and, as necessary, replace the problematic components in nearly 400 aircraft. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

ManTech Tackles Rapid Response NFL-StyleManTech Tackles Rapid Response NFL-Style
ManTech Tackles Rapid Response NFL-Style

Boeing and AFRL flight-tested an unmanned air vehicle demonstrating the viable design, development, and manufacture 'in less than 4 weeks time' of a UAV capable of carrying a defined payload. (Image by Richard Rau, Boeing)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

New Focus on Space Object IdentificationNew Focus on Space Object Identification
New Focus on Space Object Identification

AFRL's newly released Physically Constrained Iterative Deconvolution based processing capability provides images of space objects faster and at much higher resolutions than previous software products (including earlier PCID versions) were able to supply. (Photo Credit: Heather Griffith, AFRL/RDSM)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

    

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