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  • AFRL researchers ‘twist’ yarns for electrical energy, power

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory have ‘twisted’ upon a new way to harvest mechanical energy using ‘yarns’ that weigh less than a common housefly. Carbon nanotube-based “twistron” yarns, developed in collaboration with researchers from the AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate along
  • AFRL shares UAV software to further research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The 711th Human Performance Wing’s Airman Systems Directorate is using an information transfer agreement construct to provide commercial companies with access to its Vigilant Spirit Control Station software package, which allows operators to control multiple unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, at once. The
  • Commander’s Challenge active shooter technology licensed by new small business

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement is set to commercialize an active shooter alert system developed by the Air Force. The AFRL Sensors Directorate signed a patent license agreement with the newly incorporated Protective Innovations. The company, soon to be headquartered
  • That’s a wrap: students complete summertime work in Air Force Lab

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Each summer high school and college students apply for jobs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with hopes of working in a world-class research laboratory. This year was no exception. Cristian Orozco, graduate student from the University of Texas El Paso is currently wrapping up his work as part of the
  • Linking form with function: AFRL’s flex team drives future tech capabilities for the warfighter

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Led by Dr. Benji Maruyama and comprised of a cadre of energetic, innovative, high-performing scientists and engineers, the members of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Flexible Materials and Processing Team take comprehension of soft matter to a new level.“We take a basic understanding of soft, flexible
  • AFRL senior scientist to receive prestigious materials science and engineering achievement award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A senior scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate will receive the prestigious 2018 ASM International Albert Sauver Achievement Award in fall, 2018.Dr. Sheldon “Lee” Semiatin, the Air Force Senior Scientist for Materials Processing and Processing Science, will
  • AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office seeks innovative energy solutions for warfighter mission

    WRIGHT-PATTERS AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is seeking innovative alternative energy and energy-efficient technology solutions with the recent release of its latest broad agency announcement, published July 19 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.APTO’s mission is to guide the
  • AFRL’s Energy and Environment Team wins top Air Force acquisition leadership award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Team was recently named the recipient of the Air Force John J. Welch, Jr. Excellence in Acquisition Leadership Award. The prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of an Air Force team who, over the course of a year, make significant
  • AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells more cost efficient—increasing application potential in the process. “Sun is abundant, and it’s free,” said Dr. Santanu Bag, a
  • AFRL developing rapidly-deployable, independent energy sources for remote military sites

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Providing power to remote military installations is a challenge under the best of circumstances, but if power is suddenly cut off, the situation can become critical.  The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is researching ways to solve this problem through renewable and rapidly-deployable energy
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