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  • Out of the lab and into the front office: Researchers boosting Air Force technology commercialization through new path to business ownership

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – For nearly two decades, Joe Diemunsch played a key role on teams developing the Air Force’s combat identification capabilities. Creating better sensors for pilots to automatically confirm their targets much sooner than could be done with the naked eye, provided a satisfaction the computer engineer thought he
  • Air Force and Michigan State University research results in programmable MEMS developments

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Under a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement, a team of scientists from the Air Force and Michigan State University produced first generation smart-material based micro-electrical mechanical mirror devices (MEMS).The Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate, Integrated Circuits and
  • AF Technology Transfer Program office links technology with the mission and marketplace

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Technology Transfer program has been hard at work in its efforts to share Air Force science and technology with academia, industry and state governments.Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the program utilizes technology transfer agreements to accelerate the development of products
  • Small Business Innovation Research project results in robotic technology for F-22 intake coating restoration process

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, located at Hill
  • AFRL Business & Technology showcase unites government, academic, private sectors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – More than 300 representatives from a cross-sector of government, science, technology and businesses looked to the future at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Business and Tech Showcase March 13 at the Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center in Dayton.The event, presented by the AFRL Junior Force
  • Air Force technology poised to dramatically improve civilian emergency management operations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Behind the scenes at a training exercise several years ago, researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) asked air combat commanders to outline their biggest challenges. By far, commanders expressed the most concern over confusion caused by large amounts of radio traffic. During intense
  • Maker Hub turns researchers into builders

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory has unveiled a new project that will introduce Wright-Patterson employees to the innovative prototyping community known as the Maker Movement.The Maker Hub, a one-year pilot project in partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute, was conceived and spearheaded by AFRL
  • Video marketing company builds business model around Air Force intelligence tool

    Live-stream video has emerged as a popular marketing tool to reach millennial audiences, leading to a boom in companies such as Arizona-based VidFall.When launching VidFall in 2014, co-founders Joel Robinson and Steve Messa wanted a "hook" to set the company apart. That led the duo to the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) Information
  • AFRL: Transforming technology, education and the economy

    Through sponsored programs in key locations, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is working to bolster the industrial base, create jobs and foster the next generation science and technology workforce by thrusting more of its technology into the mainstream.Student and business teams being assembled near AFRL locations are finding new