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  • Air Force teams with industry to further aircraft and radome coating research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –The Air Force Research Laboratory and a small business are partnering to advance critical aircraft coatings. Under a cooperative research and development agreement, also known as a CRADA, the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) loaned a small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor
  • Air Force testing shows advanced joint technology a viable method for aircraft assembly

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and industry could help usher in a new era of advanced aircraft assembly. Testing performed by AFRL showed promising results for the use of composite skin splice joints in aircraft assembly. The tests were performed under a cooperative research and development
  • New agreement paves way for UC students to work in Air Force labs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Materials science and engineering students from the University of Cincinnati now have the opportunity to gain research experience  at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The directorate recently signed an Educational Partnership Agreement with the College of
  • Air Force partnership with industry sparks a more robust STEM internship program

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate and Cummings Aerospace have partnered to provide a unique internship experience for college engineering students. Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the two parties developed an internship program that will allow four college students in the
  • AFRL shares UAV software to further research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 711th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate is using an information transfer agreement construct to provide commercial companies with access to its Vigilant Spirit Control Station software package, which allows operators to control multiple unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, at once. The
  • Commander’s Challenge active shooter technology licensed by new small business

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement is set to commercialize an active shooter alert system developed by the Air Force. The AFRL Sensors Directorate signed a patent license agreement with the newly incorporated Protective Innovations. The company, soon to be headquartered
  • World’s largest launched amateur rocket built through Air Force Educational Partnership Agreement

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico – Students from the University of New Mexico’s Rocket Engineering Team built the worlds largest launched amateur rocket through an Educational Partnership Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorate.Under the agreement, students utilized Air Force facilities
  • Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.The 746th Test Squadron at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, required
  • AF SBIR/STTR program solves problems for major commands, strengthens economy through small business growth

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On the ABC television show, Shark Tank, prospective entrepreneurs receive a chance to turn dreams of a successful business into reality. Contestants present their ideas to investors – who achieved their own business success – in hopes of financial support.In a way, the Air Force Small Business Innovation
  • 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