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  • AFRL, partners develop innovative tools to accelerate composites certification at new materials research facility

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In partnership with industry, a team of Air Force Research Laboratory/Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) personnel are developing the capability to accelerate certification of advanced manufactured composite structures.Creating a new materials characterization subfacility, known as the Materials
  • AFRL XQ-58A Valkyrie expands flight envelope in fourth test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.During the test event, the Valkyrie demonstrator’s
  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate celebrates annual awards winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 67th Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center to honor top achievers.More than 100 finalists and awardees were honored at the event as Josh Forbes, materials engineer
  • Ohio State futurist visits Air Force Research Lab

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An unusual guest speaker recently challenged researchers and administrators at the Air Force Research Lab to think about artificial intelligence and machine learning and how they will change the home and workplace as well as institutions of higher learning.Speaker Dr. David Staley, an Ohio State University
  • Air Force Research Lab forms materials-focused Center of Excellence with Carnegie Mellon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Looking to cultivate the ideal future workforce in materials research, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, together with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, has awarded a multi-million-dollar cooperative agreement to Carnegie Mellon University, an institution
  • AFRL leads defense production program to success in FY19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, serving as Department of Defense Executive Agent for the Defense Production Act Title III Program, reveled in a successful fiscal year marked by several accomplishments and successes into the new year.The DPA Title III Program is managed by the Office of Industrial Policy
  • AFRL creates new modular weapons storage for cargo aircraft

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Junior Force Warfighter Operations team is at it again.Their current project is an updated gun rack or Modular Weapon Storage System, for the U. S. Air Force C-130 aircraft.The team, known collectively as JFWORX, is a group of volunteer scientists and engineers from
  • AFRL illuminates flight lines with next generation light cart

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force has an inventory of approximately 5,500 diesel light carts that provide flight line and perimeter illumination. This lighting is a necessity for aircraft maintenance, troubleshooting and perimeter lighting to secure the outskirts of deployed/contingency locations.Flight line aircraft
  • AFRL sponsors service academy and university design challenge

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As a result of real-world-battlefield needs, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation is sponsoring the Service Academy and University Design Challenge.The SAC/UDC challenges tackle some of the Department of Defense’s top urgent needs while focusing on highly visible and challenging
  • AFRL personnel connect with creative thinking process to enhance problem solving

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory personnel recently participated in a course on design innovation to learn and practice creativity techniques for enhanced problem solving. Because road blocks often develop in thinking processes, it is helpful to try new methods to spark imaginative solutions.The design
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