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  • AFRL awards $9.5 million contract for information security research

    The Air Force Research Laboratory's Information Directorate has awarded a $9,513,756 contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. of San Diego, Calif., for research to enhance computer network security. The three-year agreement is a follow-on to an award made in April 2003 to Orincon Information Assurance of San Diego to develop the "World Infrastructure
  • Air Force notches successful joint review of basic science portfolios

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research officials recently traveled to Atlanta where they completed their yearly Joint Program Review of basic research funded projects. Hundreds of notable researchers and scientists from throughout the United States attended this year's program representing universities, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the
  • Enduring the elements to enhance space weather forecasts

    Instruments installed in Greenland provide prediction data on cosmos-generated disturbances impacting warfighter communication, navigation, and surveillance systemsTwo weeks of determined digging through 3 feet of snow, a layer of ice, slush and water in the tundra of Greenland, a self-governed territory of Denmark and the globe's biggest
  • Researchers demonstrate alternative fuel cell system

    Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate demonstrated a logistics fuel processor that was developed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The processor would permit the use of a reliable and easily operated fuel cell power system as an alternative to current Mobile Electric Power (MEP) units. Forward
  • AFRL Develops Open-Source National Imagery Transmission Format Library

    AFRL and Stellar Science, a computer software development company, developed and published an open-source C++ library capable of reading National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) 2.0 and 2.1 image files. NITF is the formatting standard for digital imagery and imagery-related products. The Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community,
  • AFRL researcher wins Harold Brown Award

    Dr. John A. Caldwell, a principal research psychologist with AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate, was honored with the 2005 Harold Brown Award, the Air Force Materiel Command's highest honor for significant contributions in the field of research and development. Recipients of the Harold Brown Award are chosen by the chief scientist of the Air
  • Bonded Composite Wing Surpasses All Expectations

    AFRL researchers successfully demonstrated the ultimate load-carrying capacity of a bonded fighter aircraft wing constructed mostly of composite materials. Developed under the Composites Affordability Initiative (CAI) X-45C Technology Transition project, the bonded composite wing surpassed engineering expectations despite undergoing intentional
  • Mirror coating chamber complete

    The Defense Department's largest mirror-coating chamber was installed and testing completed recently at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range. "This will give the laboratory a safer alternative to transporting the 3.5-meter (11.5 feet) mirror all the way to Kitt Peak Observatory in Tucson," said 1st Lt. Wellington Phillips,
  • Network-Centric Technologies Connect Warfighters to the Global Information Grid

    The advent of network-centric technologies offers enormous improvement in useful information available to command and control (C2) and warfighter participants in both hostile battlefield and peace-keeping situations. AFRL is addressing the problem of affordably integrating current and future systems into the battlefield infosphere. AFRL and Boeing
  • AFRL Analysis Tool Provides Over 10 Years of Real-Time Scheduling Solutions

    Under AFRL's Dynamic Avionics Real-Time Scheduling (DARTS) program, Lockheed Martin has performed over 10 years of embedded hardware and software resource allocation trade studies for embedded information weapon systems such as the F-16, F/A-22, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). In particular, the DARTS schedulability analysis tool analyzes
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