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  • Junior force experiences historic AFRL desert site

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Junior members of the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base visited one of AFRL’s historic sites in August to build camaraderie, enrich organizational awareness, and meet fellow teammates.Ten members of the directorate’s Junior Force Council
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate welcomes new director

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A new leader has taken the helm at the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate, as Dr. Michael Gregg officially assumed the role of director on Sept. 3, 2019.Gregg takes over for acting director Col. Tim West, who is returning to his position as deputy director after nearly a year in the
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates Hispanic heritage

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Music, fun, food, and culture are on the agenda as the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate kicks off Hispanic Heritage month.According to the directorate’s Diversity Council Chair Miguel Maldonado, the organization, along with the Wright-Patterson Hispanic Heritage Month Committee,
  • WWII veteran to parachute into history with help of AFRL researcher

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Dayton-area World War II veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin will return to the site of an historic battlefield this month when he parachutes into the Netherlands, through the help of Air Force Research Laboratory computer scientist Kevin Price.Martin, 98, of Xenia, Ohio, is a veteran of the Army’s 101st Airborne
  • AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Open House wows visitors

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force Research Laboratory friends, family members, and colleagues were afforded a unique glimpse into the inner workings of the Aerospace Systems Directorate labs, equipment, and facilities during the 2019 Open House, held August 19.The event was organized to give visitors an opportunity to interact with
  • AFRL engineer reflects on career, family legacy in aerospace

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – At the end of a storied 40-year career, Air Force Research Laboratory engineer Dieter Multhopp has a lot to look back upon.Over four decades, Multhopp has played an integral role in a broad variety of research projects, including experimental aircraft and cutting-edge flight technologies. He has worked on the
  • AFRL engineer to receive 2019 BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference Award

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – An Air Force Research Laboratory senior systems engineer who has performed combat systems’ engineering, technology integration, and program management as a federal civil servant for the Air Force for eight years, following 30 years of flight operations as a military officer has been selected to receive one of
  • 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
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