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  • AFRL team looks to solve fatigue issues for C-5 crew members

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An aircraft seat may seem inconsequential, but when a simple seat can enhance the safety and well-being of a flight crew, it can be a very big deal.Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate are leading a design and prototyping effort to ensure C-5M Super Galaxy
  • Wearable monitoring device nets 711 HPW team big prize in AFRL Challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Small Business Office has awarded $100,000 to a team from AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing to further enhance wearable monitoring devices designed for survival training exercises. Team members from the 711 HPW completed initial design and software development activities
  • NASCAR driver visit highlights human performance research at Air Force Research Laboratory

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airmen in the United States Air Force often encounter extreme physical demands in the performance of their duties and must be in peak physical shape to meet mission requirements.In much the same way, NASCAR drivers also must maintain top physical condition and demonstrate long periods of endurance during
  • Top notch researchers chosen as AFRL fellows

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently announced that Doug Carter and Dr. Dean Evans were named AFRL Fellows for 2018. These researchers are outstanding in the fields of technology development, transition and research achievements. Douglas Carter is a Principal Materials Engineer and Lead of
  • UPE Integration Team Lead visits Wright-Patt; learns of collaboration

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Brig. Gen. Edward L. Vaughan, the new Air Force Unexplained Physiological Events Integration Team lead, visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Aug. 27 to tour the 711th Human Performance Wing’s Onboard Oxygen Generating System lab and learn how 711HPW is collaborating with Air Force Life Cycle Management
  • AFRL research engineer receives AFOSI officer of the year award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  – Who knew that an Air Force Research Laboratory research engineer from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations reservist and a published novelist could be a four-time recipient of an AFOSI officer of the year award? Maj. Todd J. (TJ) Turner is a materials research
  • Air Force receives FLC Excellence in Technology Transfer awards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory received four Excellence in Technology Transfer awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.Each year the organization hosts an annual meeting that includes awards that recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding
  • AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently completed an extensive effort to help certify a maintenance process that could extend the life of aircraft hydraulic system components.Through participation in a rapid innovation fund team led by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AFRL
  • Students complete another successful summer intern program in AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio  – High school and college students apply for jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base each summer with hopes of working in a world-class research laboratory. Ashley Wissel, an undergraduate student from Purdue University, worked this summer in AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate as a Pathways intern.
  • AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.Using augmented reality, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is exploring ways to simplify and expedite Nondestructive
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