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  • AFRL Delivers Linerless Composite Tanks for Nanosat-3

    The University of Texas developed the FASTRAC [formation-autonomy spacecraft with thrust, relative navigation, attitude, and cross-link] nanosatellite (Nanosat-3) to demonstrate technologies that enable formation flying. The Nanosat program entails an annual competition amongst US universities to develop, fabricate, and functionally test small
  • AFRL's Covert Wireless Networking Technology Showcased at USSOCOM

    AFRL showcased its covert wireless networking technology to representatives from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Air Force Special Operations Command, and the US Navy and Army. As part of the lab's USSOCOM-sponsored program, Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) integrated its MobileRoute® mobile ad hoc networking software into Thales
  • AFRL awards $9.5 million contract

    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
  • AEDC director speaks at Joint Program Review

    It would have been understandable for a speaker to appear rattled addressing hundreds of world-renowned scientists gathered in Atlanta recently for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Joint Program Review. Dan Marren, director of the Arnold Engineering Development Center's White Oak, Md., facility, after all, had only 45 minutes to
  • AFRL, ASC team demonstrate Black Dart technology

    A joint Air Force Research Laboratory and Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) team recently designed, built, tested and demonstrated three unmanned air vehicles for a joint DoD exercise, known as Black Dart. Black Dart, organized and conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency, NORAD and the Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Battlelab, focuses
  • AFRL nanotoxicology image featured on journal cover

    The Toxicology Sciences journal featured on the front cover of its August edition an image from research conducted by the nanotoxicology research team at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate. Dr. Saber Hussain, who leads the nanotoxicology research team at AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate, Applied Biotechnology
  • AFRL teams with Cincinnati Children's Hospital for kidney biomarker research

    In the realm of medical science, four years can be a lifetime--the difference between life and death for those whose health depends upon medical research results. Biotechnology researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory hope to save that much time in their quest for a hand-held biochemical monitor by joining forces with the Cincinnati
  • Manufacturing Technology Division Chief elected to SME College of Fellows

    The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world's leading professional society serving the manufacturing industry, has elected John P. Mistretta to the prestigious College of Fellows for 2006. Mr. Mistretta is the chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing Technology Division. He
  • Air Force fosters worldwide anthropometry resources

    One researcher's vision of a 3-D anthropometric database has morphed into a nascent worldwide organization, uniting 10 countries on six continents, in a quest to better fit the human body with its clothing, technology and environment. Dr. Kathleen Robinette, principal research anthropologist for the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human
  • AFRL completes Subsonic Swept-Wing Laminar Flow Flight Test

    Turbulent air flow over an air vehicle wing surface increases airfoil drag and inhibits efficient flight. In an effort to reduce this problem, the Air Force Research Laboratory recently completed the Subsonic Swept-Wing Laminar Flow Flight Test (SWIFT). AFRL researchers completed SWIFT flight testing to investigate span-wise periodic discrete