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  • Hybrid Air Force aircraft loader demonstration on the horizon

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Anyone that drives an electric hybrid car recognizes the value of energy efficiency. The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office is looking to apply and demonstrate this value on a critical piece of military ground support equipment. The Halvorsen Loader is a diesel-powered, rapidly
  • Smart automation, AI to accelerate materials discovery, innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To meet the demands of the ever-increasing pace of technological development in order to create the next generation of Air Force technology, researchers are challenged to find ways to shrink the timeline for materials discovery, development and deployment.According to Dr. Benji Maruyama, a research scientist
  • NextFlex Fellow named from AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A prominent technical director from the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate was one of six people selected to receive the NextFlex Fellow award. Dr. Richard Vaia, technical director in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Functional Materials Division, received this
  • AFRL senior scientist receives society’s highest honor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A distinguished senior scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory will receive The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Fellow Award. Dr. Daniel Miracle, a senior scientist in AFRL’s, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, will receive this prestigious award at the society’s annual awards ceremony
  • AFRL, NextFlex leverage open-source community to create flexible circuit system

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Lightweight, low-cost and flexible electronic systems are the key to next-generation smart technologies for military as well as consumer and commercial applications. An Air Force Research Laboratory-led project in conjunction with NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute, has resulted in the
  • Air Force collaboration could increase use of composites in aerospace manufacturing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Bonded composite airframe structures offer a potential to achieve more affordable manufacturing and more efficient structures, ultimately meeting the goals of the Air Force for increased range and reduced fuel consumption. Laser bond inspection (LBI) in conjunction with bond process control is an enabling
  • AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate honors annual awards winners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently held their 65th Annual Awards Luncheon to honor their top achievers at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center.   Dr. David Walker, former AFRL Vice Commander as well as former AFRL Materials and
  • AFRL's advanced multi-junction solar cells deliver high efficiency, reduced costs for space

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Experts at the Air Force Research Laboratory continue to expand the scope of their technological expertise, rising above the Earth’s surface to meet the power needs of next generation military spacecraft. A collaborative effort between the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing and Space Vehicles Directorates, the
  • AFRL’s AgilePod shows ISR versatility during Scorpion fit test

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- To be ‘agile’ means to be nimble, responsive and able to adapt quickly and easily to any situation. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s premier intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pod, the AgilePod, lived up to its moniker as it integrated seamlessly onto the Scorpion light attack ISR aircraft
  • AFRL, American Semiconductor create flexible system-on-chip for ‘internet-of-things’

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As the ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with technology to connect, communicate and transfer information continues to expand, scientists are challenged to find ways to enable even more physical objects to become ‘smarter’ and connected.  Leveraging the U.S. silicon manufacturing industry’s expertise
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