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  • 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 produces lighter, thinner transparent armor

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Transparent aluminum, a technology first suggested in the science fiction film “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” is now a reality.With a growing need in the Department of Defense for transparent armor for personnel protection and infrared windows for reconnaissance applications, the Air Force Research
  • 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
  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter.The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to accelerate
  • AFRL Tech Expo showcases readiness technologies

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Senior leaders from across the Air Force were at WPAFB April 15-17 for a Basing and Logistics Board. While here, they attended an Air Force Research Laboratory Tech Expo with specific interest in technologies that improve Air Force base logistics or break the constraints to readiness. This included
  • AFRL engineer-novelist draws inspiration from history, military service

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Air Force Research Laboratory materials engineer Dr. TJ Turner’s recently-released novel is a journey back to a tumultuous period in American history—a time of national divide, bitter resentments, and the impending clash between North and South. But more than that, it is the story of unsung female
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