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  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual awards recipients

    The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 68th Annual Awards Ceremony to honor its top achievers. Masters of ceremony were Dr. Jonathan Spowart from the Materials Integrity Branch and Mr. Keith Slinker from the Composite Branch.
  • AFRL academic research partnership to investigate operational stressors on Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is partnering with Wright State University to better understand stressors that affect pilots and the impacts they have on the mission and well-being of Airmen.The two research partners recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to advance the development
  • Air Force research team awarded patent for new tunable radio frequency filter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive device that requires much less power than current technology. As the Air Force moves to smaller, more “agile” flying vehicles such as hand-launched drones,
  • How the Air Force is making it easier for aircraft maintainers to see at night

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – We all know that working in the dark with insufficient lighting makes the task that much more cumbersome. Good quality lighting is critical for maintainers when repairing an aircraft on the flightline.The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 four-wheel diesel light carts that provide
  • Hybrid nanomaterials hold promise for improved ceramic composites

    Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are seeking to patent a novel process for manufacturing a type of material called preceramic polymer-grafted nanoparticles, or “hairy nanoparticles” (HNP).
  • AFRL develops algorithm, flexible device for hands-free ultrasound

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory recognizes the need for remote physiological monitoring during en route medical care. As such, they have conceived a flexible ultrasound device to serve this requirement.Performing medical ultrasound usually requires the use of a hand-held rigid arrangement of transducers
  • AFRL AFWiSE discuss unconscious bias and its impact on fair hiring and promotions

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Air Force Women in Science and Engineering is a resource group comprised of mainly women from the Air Force Research Laboratory. It is a platform to network and share new ideas for the advancement, professional development and promotion of workplace diversity throughout AFRL.The group recently hosted a
  • AFRL engineer chosen to participate in NAE's 2020 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Engineers who are performing exceptional research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will convene for a two-and-a-half day event at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 26th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.Eighty-five of the nation’s sharpest early-career engineers
  • Department of Defense and NextFlex sign new cooperative agreement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory and NextFlex recently settled on a seven-year funding agreement worth up to $154 million that includes funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology program.The agreement focuses on defense manufacturing requirements to sustain NextFlex’s
  • AFRL quick-response testing aids COVID-19 medical transport

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Biodynamics team is playing a vital role in the COVID-19 relief effort through testing to enable the safe transport of individuals affected by infectious diseases and biological agents.At the request of Air Mobility Command, the team recently
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