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  • PEARL microgrid project demonstrates new possibilities in military energy resiliency

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory is leading the way for resilient, cleaner, and cost-competitive energy solutions for military installations.AFRL’s Advanced Power Technology Office and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies have initiated the design of the Pacific Energy Assurance and
  • Emerging leader named supervisor of the year

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A leader in composite materials research at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was selected as the Supervisor of the Year recently during the directorate’s annual awards banquet.Amber Davis, section chief for the Materials and Processing Section, Composites Branch,
  • Digital Thread laces decision-making, data for Air Force acquisition

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As information technology has advanced and improved over the years, modeling and simulation tools, sophisticated analytical capabilities and data analytics have increased in importance throughout a product’s life cycle. For the Air Force, a concept born in the lab is set to change the way weapon systems are
  • Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an AFRL advanced inspection robotics research effort.Air Force Research Laboratory researchers recently traveled to Hill AFB, Utah, to demonstrate the Remote Access Nondestructive Evaluation system, or RANDE. Developed
  • Researchers turn to liquid metals for agile electronics

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Self-healing electronics, antennas that can change shape and function with the flick of a switch and clothing woven with conductive threads able to electrically connect devices may seem like science fiction fodder. But, for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, these concepts are much closer to
  • AFRL agreement will further non-contact inspection method developments

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Creare LLC in order to transfer hardware and software to the Hanover, New Hampshire company so that they can continue important research to develop
  • AFRL Directorate highlights workplace safety with themed event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- In a galaxy not so far away, safety was the word of the day.The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate highlighted safety as a top priority on January 26, 2017, taking time out to observe the organization’s annual Safety Down Day. Star Wars was this year's theme, and the message was all about using the
  • AFRL researcher honored with Presidential Early Career Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An innovative materials research engineer in the Metals Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama, January 9.Dr. Adam L. Pilchak is one of only
  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual honorees

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The men and women of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate came together January 13, 2017, to celebrate “A Century of Scientific Excellence” and honor the year’s outstanding performers at the 64th Annual Awards Luncheon.Laura Rea, Senior Technology Program Manager for the Soft Matter Materials
  • AFRL researcher named optical society fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent materials research engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory was confirmed as Fellow of The Optical Society at the organization’s annual meeting in October. Dr. Shekhar Guha, a materials research engineer in the Photonic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, will
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