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  • Air Force Research Laboratory, partnered with Wright Brothers Institute, announce International “Swarm and Search AI Challenge”

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and the United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or DSTL, in collaboration with Wright Brothers Institute and University of Dayton Research Institute, are proud to announce, the “Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack.” The challenge will explore new,
  • AFRL scientist supports research effort with National Science Foundation at South Pole

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Capt. Michael Nayak, an AFRL scientist who works for the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing site in Hawaii, celebrated the holidays at home after spending two months at the South Pole where he supported a basic research effort for the Air Force and the National Science Foundation. While in Antarctica,
  • Air Force aims to boost cooperative technology development between small businesses and research institutions to solve warfighter challenges

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program is in the midst of a major transformation to accelerate critical new technologies to the warfighter, which includes a renewed emphasis on STTR projects.Major highlights of the new effort include an upcoming
  • Air Force Research Laboratory leverages Squadron Innovation Funds to develop Human-Centered Data Analytics Environment

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here are utilizing a new funding authority to begin designing and building a Human-Centered Data Analytics Environment that will help them store and operationalize huge amounts of both research and operational data.The volume of
  • AFRL engineer receives Agency Engineer of the Year Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  — The National Society of Professional Engineers recently held the Federal Engineer of the Year Award Agency-level competition. The award is sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government which is an advocacy group of the NSPE. The distinction honors engineers employed by a federal agency that employs
  • Career accomplishments earn two AFRL scientists Presidential Rank Awards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Two senior executives from the Air Force Research Laboratory have been recognized by the White House with the Presidential Rank Award for 2018.Dr. Michael T. Eismann, chief scientist for AFRL’s Sensors Directorate and Dr. Daniel B. Miracle, senior scientist for Nanotechnology at AFRL’s Materials and
  • AFRL-developed Electrical Systems Tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — A cooperative research effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center has led to the development of a next-generation electrical systems tester that will support B-52 depot maintenance and increase flight safety. An electrical
  • Maker Hub, AFRL “sprint” to innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To build strength and endurance, athletes perform “intervals” or short, intense periods of exertion designed for maximum benefit in the shortest time possible. Thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Maker Hub at the Wright Brothers Institute, that same kind of benefit is possible for some of the Air
  • Air Force moves at the speed of startups with 100 contract awards in 40 hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Contracting officials and innovators from across the Air Force looking to speed up the acquisition process recently awarded more than 100 contracts in 40 hours to small businesses.Meeting at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas, they streamlined contracting processes and developed new ways of doing
  • Professional society honors AFRL scientist

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  –  The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society is a professional association that connects minerals, metals and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia and government positions around the world. TMS confers a number of awards, managed through volunteer functional committees, to
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