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  • AFRL agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. supports tech transfer

    The AFRL Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. that allows AOT the use of advanced Air Force instrumentation at AOT's new facility in the Sandia Science & Technology Park. The instrumentation was developed by AOT for DoD contracts here over
  • JB Charleston test new equipment, saves Air Force millions

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An operational evaluation of new synthetic tiedowns and winch cables for the C-17 Globemaster III took place here Nov. 28 and 29. Tiedowns are ropes, cords, straps or chains that secure items during airlift operations. Winch cables help adjust the tension on tiedowns, securing the load.These prototypes were designed
  • AFRL researcher named optical society fellow

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent materials research engineer from the Air Force Research Laboratory was confirmed as Fellow of The Optical Society at the organization’s annual meeting in October. Dr. Shekhar Guha, a materials research engineer in the Photonic Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, will
  • Embracing opportunity: additive technology for manufacturing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s a materials scientist’s dream, but as some experts say, an engineer’s nightmare. For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, can be a powerful tool for rapid innovation.Ultimately, it’s a
  • Air Force Agreement Allows Ionospheric Research to Continue

    Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico – Because of a recent Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, more than twenty-five years of science and atmospheric research will continue at the High Frequency Active Auroral Research
  • AFRL researchers improve production of thin, efficient solar cells

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Researchers in the Air Force Research Laboratory are making strides in material development that may open up new possibilities for thin, wearable electronics and other vital power applications. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, are a key component in next-generation power applications, but integrating them into
  • AFRL researcher achieves society honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A prominent research scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory will receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Bruce Chalmers Award. The society’s award is named in honor of Bruce Chalmers, a professor of metallurgy and former master of John Winthrop House at Harvard University. This award
  • Air Force Research Laboratory holds Maker Hub grand opening

    DAYTON, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Maker Hub held its grand opening on October 27, 2016 at the Wright Brothers Institute’s Tec^Edge facility in Dayton.  The Maker Hub allows researchers to take an idea, design and build a rapid prototype, then test it. The facility offers many advanced manufacturing technologies in desktop form such
  • ‘Speed mentoring’ matches mentors, protégés

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Nervous laughter and quiet conversation ensued as participants entered a room set with cloth-covered tables, bowls of mints and punch. Light music played in the background, setting the scene for what looked to be another round of speed dating in the Dayton area.But on this particular afternoon, the 23
  • Materials and Manufacturing Directorate hosts DARPA leadership

    Dr. Lawrence Drummy, a material scientist is the Functional Materials Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Lab (left) provides an overview of current research in Nano Tomography for Dr. Stephanie Tompkins, Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, during a visit to AFRL Materials
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