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  • Air Force awards grants to 40 scientists and engineers through young investigator research program

    ARLINGTON,VIRGINIA – The Air Force Office of Scientific Research — the basic research component of the Air Force Research Laboratory — today announced it will award approximately $17.8 million in grants to 40 scientists and engineers from 30 research institutions and businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young
  • XQ-58A expands performance envelope during third test flight; aircraft damaged after landing

    YUMA PROVING GROUND, Arizona — The XQ-58A Valkyrie completed the third flight of the Low Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration program Oct. 9 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. Unfortunately, high surface winds and a malfunction of the vehicle’s provisional flight test recovery system resulted in a mishap after landing which damaged the aircraft.The
  • AFRL reimagines tech development with virtual reality

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In a move the Wright Brothers likely never anticipated but surely would approve, the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate is using a bicycle to demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality could revolutionize aircraft maintenance, as well as collaborative partnerships.At the Air
  • AFRL team enhances safety for survival specialists through wearable health monitoring technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit (SHARK) to U.S. Air Force instructors at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland Camp Bullis, a 28,000-acre site in Texas, used to train Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE)
  • AFRL set to open new Center of Excellence with Carnegie Mellon University

    ARLINGTON,Va. – The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will kick off a new $5 million university led Center of Excellence (CoE) with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The new CoE focuses on Data-Driven Discovery of Optimized Multifunctional Material Systems:
  • Air Force scientists discover unique stretchable conductor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed liquid metal systems which autonomously change structure so that they become better conductors in response to strain.Conductive materials change their properties as they are strained or stretched. Typically, electrical conductivity decreases and resistance
  • Junior force experiences historic AFRL desert site

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Junior members of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visited one of AFRL’s historic sites in August to build camaraderie, enrich organizational awareness, and meet fellow teammates.Ten members of the directorate’s Junior Force Council
  • AFRL team selected for Innovation award, door locks to protect from active shooter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A team of Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers has been selected for a 2019 Defense Innovation Award for its portable door lock technology, a set of solutions designed to secure or barricade most door styles in the event of an active shooter situation.Members of this team, all with AFRL’s
  • Free Focus Week continues important training Oct. 21-25

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Registration for the first Focus Week of fiscal 2019-20, scheduled for Oct. 21-25 at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will continue from now until the day before each course is held.This Focus Week iteration spotlights performance improvement for both the individual and organization.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory honors 9/11 victims in a personal way

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For six years, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has held a 9/11 commemoration event honoring those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks and in the global War on Terror since that day.This year’s events, organized by Dan Koranek and Ryan
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