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  • AFRL green monopropellant licensed to Nevada small business

    EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to hydrazine for spacecraft propulsion.  The AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate has signed a patent license agreement with Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc., a small business located in
  • Air Force testing shows advanced joint technology a viable method for aircraft assembly

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and industry could help usher in a new era of advanced aircraft assembly. Testing performed by AFRL showed promising results for the use of composite skin splice joints in aircraft assembly. The tests were performed under a cooperative research and development
  • Bio-inspired: Crickets, bats inspire AFRL researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. An apple falling from a tree inspired Isaac Newton to define the laws of gravity. The burdock burrs clinging to the skin of his hunting dog lead to Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral’s invention of Velcro. The ability of the
  • Aerospace Systems Directorate Uses Educational Partnerships to Further STEM Program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate’s (AFRL/RQ) is using Educational Partnership Agreements as important tools in the Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program. The program, referred to as APOP, is a directorate science, technology, engineering, and math initiative that funds year-long
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