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  • AFRL licenses second technology to local firm

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Battle Sight Technologies has acquired a second patent license related to infrared materials as signaling tools for nighttime military operations.A year ago, Dr. Larry Brott of the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with his co-inventors, licensed a technology to BST for a pressure-activated marker that
  • AFRL researcher named American Chemical Society Fellow

     WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research chemist from the Air Force Research Laboratory was recently chosen as a 2019 Fellow of the American Ceramic Society for his exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the science and technology community.Dr. Hilmar Koerner, research team lead in the Structural Materials Division of AFRL, is
  • AFRL investigating space weather effects on satellite materials

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather damage to polyimides, materials used extensively in spacecraft construction due to their high heat resistance.The researchers determined the previously unknown chemical and physical
  • Air Force contracting process enhanced with new hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as Department of Defense Executive Agent Program Office of the Defense Production Act Title III Program, has issued a hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement that will provide extensive flexibility to efficiently award production technology projects to strengthen
  • AFRL branch chief receives 2019 Women of Color in STEM Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Segrid Harris has been selected by Career Communications Group, Inc. to receive the Managerial Leadership in Government award at the 24th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference.Harris is the Materials Integrity Branch Chief of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory.The
  • AFRL’s metals experts receive STAR Team Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Four members from the Metals Branch at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, were designated as an Air Force Office of Scientific Research STAR Team for the years 2019-2021. AFOSR acknowledges researchers who have demonstrated world class scientific or engineering
  • AFRL and partners reclaim obsolete aircraft parts using advanced manufacturing technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The average age of Air Force aircraft is over 28 years according to Assessment of Military Power, 2018. This creates a constant requirement for components needing repair or replacement. Parts can be difficult to acquire when original suppliers are no longer in existence and new suppliers have no desire to
  • AFRL student challenges inspire innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Teams of emerging scientists and engineers are developing solutions to some of the Air Force’s most challenging problems, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory competition that harnesses the talents of students and cadets from throughout the country.The AFRL University and Service Academy Challenges are
  • AFRL employees offer helping hand to those affected by recent tornadoes

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Many surrounding areas of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were damaged from tornadoes that struck Mercer, Montgomery, and Greene County, Ohio on Memorial Day.As Air Force Research Laboratory Material and Manufacturing Directorate employees realized their coworkers were affected by the tornadoes, they quickly
  • US and Japanese scientists conduct joint composites study

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Dr. Keisuke Umezawa of the Air Systems Research Center in the Japanese Ministry of Defense recently joined the Air Force Research Laboratory on an engineers and scientists exchange program.The JMoD chose Umezawa for the ESEP based on his experience as a stress analysist of polymer matrix composite materials.
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