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Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of AircraftLab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft
Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft

AFRL's Automated Aircraft Ground Refueling system prototype robot with fuel nozzle attached to a single-point refueling adapter inside the mock-up aircraft refueling panel. The large screen displays the user interface. (Photo courtesy of A. Nichols, AFRL/RXQ Robotics Group)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of AircraftLab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft
Lab Demonstrates Robotic Ground Refueling of Aircraft

AFRL's Automated Aircraft Ground Refueling system prototype robot in position and ready to engage the mock-up aircraft refueling panel (Photo courtesy of M. Sawyer, AFRL/RXQ Robotics Group)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Much-Needed HPM Sources the Pulse of Directed Energy ResearchMuch-Needed HPM Sources the Pulse of Directed Energy Research
Much-Needed HPM Sources the Pulse of Directed Energy Research

Microwave pulse compressor technology will aid high-power microwave research. Pictured is the plasma switch that is placed inside the waveguide in order to switch out compressed microwave energy once the MPC cavity is filled. (Image provided by Everett G. Farr, Farr Research, Inc.)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

New Antennas Conform to Air Vehicles, Not Status Quo New Antennas Conform to Air Vehicles, Not Status Quo
New Antennas Conform to Air Vehicles, Not Status Quo

The AFRL Manufacturing Technology Division's conformal load-bearing antenna structures technology is intended to replace expensive, bulky antennas. Pictured is the third CLAS prototype, which has a complex, curved configuration. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Benter Award Winner Explores the World of Imaging ResearchBenter Award Winner Explores the World of Imaging Research
Benter Award Winner Explores the World of Imaging Research

Dr. George Papanicolaou, AFRL-funded researcher and Stanford University mathematics professor, earned the first William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics. The biennial honor recognizes his mathematical contributions to solving problems in engineering, physics, and similarly complex arenas. (Photo courtesy of Stanford University)
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Posted: 10/13/2010

Wright-Patt gets new research radar towersWright-Patt gets new research radar towers
Wright-Patt gets new research radar towers

Staff Sgt. Maurice Acosta and Tech. Sgt. Jordan Bunting inspect wiring atop a radar tower at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Active duty Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. and Air National Guard members from six states teamed in September to construct three 100-foot research radars towers for the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patt. The actual radars atop each tower were relocated from Rome, N.Y. to implement consolidation directed by BRAC 2005 decisions. Sergeants Acosta and Bunting are each with the 820th RHS Airborne Flight. (Skywrighter photo/Niki Jahns)
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Posted: 10/28/2010

Wright-Patt gets new research radar towersWright-Patt gets new research radar towers
Wright-Patt gets new research radar towers

Active duty Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. and Air National Guard members from six states teamed in September to construct three 100-foot towers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The new towers and support equipment will provide the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate with new capabilities to perform radar research from Wright-Patt. The actual radars atop each tower were relocated from Rome, N.Y. to implement consolidation directed by BRAC 2005 decisions. (Skywrighter photo/Niki Jahns)
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Posted: 10/28/2010

Wright-Patt gets new research radar towersWright-Patt gets new research radar towers
Wright-Patt gets new research radar towers

Active duty Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron and Air National Guard members from six states teamed in September to construct three 100-foot towers for radars at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The new towers and equipment will provide the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate with new capabilities to perform radar research from Wright-Patt. The actual radars atop each tower were relocated from Rome, N.Y. to implement consolidation directed by BRAC 2005 decisions. (Skywrighter photo/Niki Jahns)
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Posted: 10/28/2010

RED HORSE, Guard teams erect research radar towersRED HORSE, Guard teams erect research radar towers
RED HORSE, Guard teams erect research radar towers

Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron's Airborne Flight install electrical systems Sept. 17, 2010 for one of the three new research radar towers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The research radars, relocated from Rome, N.Y., will support the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patt. Engineering Installation teams from Air National Guard units in six states supported the project. The 820th RHS is based at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jose Gonzales)
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Posted: 10/6/2010

Battle Space Enviroment BuildingBattle Space Enviroment Building
Battle Space Enviroment Building

Battle Space Enviroment Building at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM
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Posted: 10/6/2010

First air cargo delivery re-enactedFirst air cargo delivery re-enacted
First air cargo delivery re-enacted

Advanced ceramic matrix composite fabric and conceptual models of micro-aerial vehicles being developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory served as cargo aboard a Wright “B” Flyer during a Oct. 2, 2010 reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee in a Wright Model “B” when he flew 200 pounds of silk cloth from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus, Ohio. (Courtesy Photo/Timothy R. Gaffney)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

Air Force research leading the wayAir Force research leading the way
Air Force research leading the way

Adrian DeNardo explains how the Air Force investing in research, development and certification of advanced renewable biofuel blends to reduce demand for traditional petroleum-based JP-8 jet fuel. Mr. DeNardo was among Air Force Research Laboratory experts on hand during a reception Oct. 2, 2010 at Rickenbacker International Airport, following a reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight nearly 100 years earlier. While the original flight in a Wright “B” Flyer carried silk cloth, AFRL provided cargo for the reenactment, including concept micro aerial vehicle models and an advanced ceramic matrix composite fabric. Mr. DeNardo works for AFRL’s Propulsion Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derek Kaufman)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

Flying the Wright “B” Flying the Wright “B”
Flying the Wright “B”

Tim Lamphere takes a turn flying the Wright “B” Flyer simulator Oct. 2, 2010 at Rickenbacker International Airport, following a reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee in a Wright Model “B” from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Lamphere is a descendent of Mr. Parmelee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derek Kaufman)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

Natural camouflageNatural camouflage
Natural camouflage

Two conceptual model micro-aerial vehicles perch in some flowers during a reception Oct. 2, 2010 at Rickenbacker International Airport following a reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee in a Wright “B” Flyer from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus, Ohio. While the original cargo was 200 pounds of silk cloth, the Air Force Research Laboratory provided an advanced ceramic matrix composite fabric and the conceptual MAVs to serve a cargo for the reenactment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derek Kaufman)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

First air cargo delivery re-enactedFirst air cargo delivery re-enacted
First air cargo delivery re-enacted

Mr. Joe Sciabica talks to guests during a reception Oct. 2, 2010 at Rickenbacker International Airport following a reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee in a Wright “B” Flyer from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus, Ohio. While the original cargo was 200 pounds of silk cloth, the Air Force Research Laboratory provided an advanced ceramic matrix composite fabric and conceptual models of micro-aerial vehicles to serve a cargo for the reenactment. Mr. Sciabica is AFRL executive director. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derek Kaufman)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

First air cargo delivery re-enactedFirst air cargo delivery re-enacted
First air cargo delivery re-enacted

Lecia Lamphere and Philip McKeachie speak during a reception Oct. 2, 2010 at Rickenbacker International Airport following a reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee in a Wright “B” Flyer from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Lamphere and Mr. McKeachie are descendents of Phil Parmelee and were joined by Wright Brothers family members to celebrate the birth of the modern air cargo industry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derek Kaufman)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

First air cargo delivery re-enactedFirst air cargo delivery re-enacted
First air cargo delivery re-enacted

A lookalike Wright “B” Flyer approaches Columbus, Ohio during a Oct. 2, 2010 reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus. While the original cargo was 200 pounds of silk cloth, the Air Force Research Laboratory provided an advanced ceramic matrix composite fabric and conceptual models of micro-aerial vehicles to serve a cargo for the reenactment. (Courtesy photo/Timothy R. Gaffney)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

Then and nowThen and now
Then and now

A lookalike Wright “B” Flyer taxis at Rickenbacker International Airport after completing a Oct. 2, 2010 reenactment of the world’s first cargo flight. The original flight took place Nov. 7, 1910, and was made by Wright Company pilot Phil Parmelee from Huffman Prairie Flying Field (now part of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) to Columbus, Ohio. In the background are KC-135R tankers from the Ohio National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derek Kaufman)
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Posted: 10/5/2010

Auto GCAS flight testing concludesAuto GCAS flight testing concludes
Auto GCAS flight testing concludes

The ACAT/FRRP F-16 technology vehicle flies over Edwards AFB during a recent Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System flight test. This vehicle recently completed its 103rd flight, helping validate Auto GCAS and readying the technology for the planned integration into F-16 production aircraft in 2014. (NASA photo)
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Posted: 10/4/2010

Officer commissioned via video teleconferenceOfficer commissioned via video teleconference
Officer commissioned via video teleconference

Retired Brigadier General Roger Ward, in Afghanistan, commissions his son, Greg Ward, into the Army via video teleconference Sept. 22 at the Air Force Research Laboratory VTC room. U.S. Air Force Photo by Todd Berenger.
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Posted: 10/1/2010

Officer commissioned via video teleconferenceOfficer commissioned via video teleconference
Officer commissioned via video teleconference

Greg Ward was commissioned into the Army as a medical doctor by his father, retired Brigadier General Roger Ward. General Ward is in Afghanistan as a contractor. The commissioning was accomplished by video teleconference Sept. 22 at the Air Force Research Laboratory VTC room. U.S. Air Force Photo by Todd Berenger.
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Posted: 10/1/2010

AFOSR MC Nanostructuring Technology Creates Energy Efficient and Ultra-Small Displays AFOSR MC Nanostructuring Technology Creates Energy Efficient and Ultra-Small Displays
AFOSR MC Nanostructuring Technology Creates Energy Efficient and Ultra-Small Displays

Schematic of color filters made of Plasmonic nano-resonators (Credit: to L. Jay Guo of University of Michigan)
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Posted: 9/27/2010

Professor Alfred Vogel discusses his latest laser researchProfessor Alfred Vogel discusses his latest laser research
Professor Alfred Vogel discusses his latest laser research

Professor Alfred Vogel discusses his latest laser research with Air Force Research Laboratory scientists at Kirtland AFB. U.S. Air Force Photo by Mitch Thierry
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Posted: 9/17/2010

Wet Paint No Barrier to Timely, Accurate Measure of Coating ThicknessWet Paint No Barrier to Timely, Accurate Measure of Coating Thickness
Wet Paint No Barrier to Timely, Accurate Measure of Coating Thickness

Integrated with existing robotic spray booth technology, this compact collinear transceiver contributes to the first-ever nondestructive capability for sensing/measuring the wet thickness of specialty paint coating materials. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 9/21/2010

    

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