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Tracking space clutterTracking space clutter
Tracking space clutter

The sodium guidestar provides real-time, high-fidelity tracking and imaging of satellites too faint for conventional optical systems. Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., use this break-through technology to provide valuable space situational awareness capability. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 9/3/2009

Shiva StarShiva Star
Shiva Star

Research into the military applications of high-energy pulsed power systems is conducted in the 34,261-square-foot Air Force Research Laboratory?s Directed Energy Directorate, High Power Systems Facility. The facility houses Shiva Star, the Air Force?s largest pulsed-power system. Shiva Star stores nearly 10 million joules of energy (equal to 5 pounds of TNT). It produces a pulse of 120,000 volts and 10 million amps in one-millionth of a second to produce a power flow equivalent to a terawatt. Shiva Star has evolved from a 1 megajoule system in 1975, a 2 megajoule system in 1979, to its final form as a 10 megajoule system in 1982. Shiva Star has been used over the years for many different types of experiments such as pulse compression to increase energy in the pulse, plasma liner implosion for production of x-rays, solid liner implosions to compress matter to high density and pressure, compact toroids for generating high-energy plasmas, and simulation of explosive pulsed-power generators. U.S. Air Force photo
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Posted: 9/3/2009

Mission ready electronicsMission ready electronics
Mission ready electronics

AFOSR-funded near-field plates could lead to microscopes with unprecedented resolution, hi-tech lithography systems, and electronics that are always charged and mission ready. (Photo Credit: Cyan James)
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Posted: 9/2/2009

Supercomputer supports Gotcha radarSupercomputer supports Gotcha radar
Supercomputer supports Gotcha radar

Distinguished visitors dedicate Desch, an SGI Altix ICE 8200 supercomputer, during a ribbon cutting ceremony August 31 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The new supercomputer is named after Joseph Desch, a Dayton, Ohio engineer who developed computing machines during World War II to decipher German Enigma-coded communications. It will be used to translate real-time synthetic aperture radar data from the Gotcha radar system being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory into high-resolution 3D images. Pictured from left to right are Dr. David Jerome, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate; Deborah Desch Anderson, daughter of Joseph Desch; Dr. Michael Kuliasha, AFRL chief technologist; Jim Brinker, vice president of SGI Federal Service. (U.S. Air Force photo/William Pugh)
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Posted: 9/1/2009

Supercomputer supports Gotcha radarSupercomputer supports Gotcha radar
Supercomputer supports Gotcha radar

Dr. Michael Minardi uses a touch screen August 31 to demonstrate synthetic aperture radar imagery captured during a previous test of the Gotcha radar system over Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Air Force Research Laboratory is developing Gotcha with the aid of an SGI Altix ICE 8200 supercomputer which will translate raw radar data in real-time into high-resolution 3-dimensional images. Gotcha is one of portfolio of research efforts to provide enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to future joint warfighters. Dr. Minardi is Gotcha program manager with AFRL’s Sensors Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Charles Abruzzino)
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Posted: 9/1/2009

AFOSR and NASA launch rocket environmentally friendly fueled rocketAFOSR and NASA launch rocket environmentally friendly fueled rocket
AFOSR and NASA launch rocket environmentally friendly fueled rocket

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research and NASA launched the first-ever test rocket fueled by environmentally-friendly Aluminum-Ice Propellant August 7 near Purdue University. The ALICE flight-vehicle accelerated to a speed of 205 mph and reached an altitude of nearly 1300 feet. (Credit: Dr. Steven F. Son, Purdue University)
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Posted: 9/2/2009

Air Force, NASA test launch environmentally friendly rocket fuelAir Force, NASA test launch environmentally friendly rocket fuel
Air Force, NASA test launch environmentally friendly rocket fuel

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research and NASA successfully test launched the first-ever rocket powered with environmentally friendly Aluminum-Ice Propellant August 7 near Purdue University. The ALICE flight-vehicle pictured here assembled on its launch rail, consists of an all-carbon-fiber, minimum diameter high-power rocketry kit. (Credit: Dr. Steven F. Son, Purdue University)
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Posted: 9/2/2009

711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment
711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment

Master Sergeant Robert W. Bean, outfitted with more than 80 pounds of combat, communications and medical gear, prepares to embark on a mission in southern Afghanistan. His equipment includes a wearable computer and other technology developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Effectiveness Directorate—designed to reduce weight and increase U. S. warfighters’ efficiency in the field—which MSgt. Bean and fellow pararescue jumpers field-evaluated for application to their rescue-and-recovery mission. (Air Force photo)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment
711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment

Master Sergeant Robert W. Bean, outfitted with more than 80 pounds of combat, communications and medical gear, prepares to embark on a mission in southern Afghanistan. His equipment includes a wearable computer and other technology developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Effectiveness Directorate—designed to reduce weight and increase U. S. warfighters’ efficiency in the field—which MSgt. Bean and fellow pararescue jumpers field-evaluated for application to their rescue-and-recovery mission. (Air Force photo)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment
711 HPW gear goes downrange for assessment

Master Sergeant Robert W. Bean, outfitted with more than 80 pounds of combat, communications and medical gear, prepares to embark on a mission in southern Afghanistan. His equipment includes a wearable computer and other technology developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Effectiveness Directorate—designed to reduce weight and increase U. S. warfighters’ efficiency in the field—which MSgt. Bean and fellow pararescue jumpers field-evaluated for application to their rescue-and-recovery mission. (Air Force photo)
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Posted: 8/13/2009

Groundbreaking ceremony for new AFRL Information Directorate Groundbreaking ceremony for new AFRL Information Directorate
Groundbreaking ceremony for new AFRL Information Directorate

Gen. Donald Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander, Dr. Davy Belk, AFRL Information Directorate director and former directors Dr. Donald Hanson and Mr. Raymond Urtz break ground on a BRAC MILCON project groundbreaking at Rome Research Site, NY. The $10.25 million contract will add 28,000 square-feet to the exsisting Information Directorate complex and additionally alter approximately 18,600 square-feet to accommodate new laboratory and support facilities in support of the Information Directorate’s scientific and technical mission.
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Posted: 8/12/2009

Gen. Donald Hoffman breaks ground on new Information Directorate complexGen. Donald Hoffman breaks ground on new Information Directorate complex
Gen. Donald Hoffman breaks ground on new Information Directorate complex

Gen. Donald Hoffman, Air Force Materiel Command commander, provides opening remarks during a BRAC MILCON project groundbreaking at Rome Research Site, NY. The $10.25 million contract will add 28,000 square-feet to the exsisting Information Directorate complex and additionally alter approximately 18,600 square-feet to accommodate new laboratory and support facilities in support of the Information Directorate’s scientific and technical mission.
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Posted: 8/12/2009

    

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