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  • AFRL COMPLETES SUBSONIC SWEPT-WING LAMINAR FLOW FLIGHT TEST

    Turbulent airflow over an air vehicle wing surface increases airfoil drag and inhibits efficient flight. In an effort to reduce this problem, AFRL researchers completed a subsonic swept-wing laminar flow flight test (SWIFT) to investigate spanwise periodic discrete roughness element (DRE) technology

  • AFRL COMPLETES SIX-YEAR SPACE MISSION TO MONITOR RADIATION ENVIRONMENT

    (CEASE) recently completed a 6-year mission in low earth orbit, during which it monitored and mapped the near-earth radiation environment and provided real-time space environment hazard warnings to satellite operators. AFRL sponsored the June 2000 launch of CEASE aboard the Space and Missile Systems

  • AFRL DEVELOPS NEXT-GENERATION EFFECTS-BASED DECISION AIDS

    AFRL engineers working under the Cyber Crew Interface and Development program developed and demonstrated prototypes for next-generation effects-based decision aids and warfighter-tailored information visualizations that support the information warfare (IW) planning cycle. Powerful decision support

  • AFRL COMPLETES 10-YEAR DEPLOYABLE OPTICAL TELESCOPE PROGRAM

    AFRL scientists completed their final task of phasing multiple large mirror segments for the laboratory's Deployable Optical Telescope (DOT) system. The DOT ground demonstration enables space-based imaging apertures larger than launch vehicle fairing sizes through multiple-segment telescope phasing.

  • 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

  • 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®

  • 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

  • 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.,

  • 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

 

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