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  • 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
  • Materials engineer finds second calling as historic novelist

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO -- On the grim evening of April 14, 1865, a horrible event sent shock waves throughout a nation struggling to heal, opening fresh wounds and throwing the country into a long period of mourning.  President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth as he attended a
  • AFRL shares AgilePod data with industry to further development

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is sharing the technical data package for AgilePod with the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) community to further the development of compatible sensor products. AgilePod is a multi-intelligence, open architecture, reconfigurable prototype designed for the
  • AFRL volunteers growing a LEGACY in materials science

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- With paperclips, school glue, and a few metal scraps, AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate volunteers are helping to secure a brighter future for materials science research, one student at a time.Scientists and engineers from throughout the directorate took time out of their work schedules this
  • Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers win Affiliate Societies Council awards

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Three researchers from AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate were recently named recipients of the 2017 ASC Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award. Dr. Eric Lindgren, Dr. Joy Haley and Doug Carter will be recognized at an upcoming ASC awards banquet later this month. The Outstanding Engineers
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