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AFRL celebrates STEM outreachAFRL celebrates STEM outreach
AFRL celebrates STEM outreach

Ron Stauffer from the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Sensors Directorate explains aerodynamics at a Wizards of Wright! booth hosted at the 8th Annual TechFest.
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Posted: 5/13/2010

Human Effectiveness Directorate Studies Effects of Live Vs. Simulator JTAC TrainingHuman Effectiveness Directorate Studies Effects of Live Vs. Simulator JTAC Training
Human Effectiveness Directorate Studies Effects of Live Vs. Simulator JTAC Training

Senior Master Sergeant Alan Van Pate (standing) calls in an airstrike to “destroy” an enemy tank during joint combat air support training on the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) virtual training dome at the Grayling Air Gunnery Range in Alpena, Mich. Technical Sergeant Claire LaFleur (seated) enters information into the simulator so that the simulated aircraft reacts as intended. The 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate’s Warfighter Readiness Research Division in Mesa, Ariz. is using the Grayling Range as a testing site for ways to improve JTAC training.
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Posted: 5/11/2010

Human Performance Wing’s Fatigue Research Targets the BrainHuman Performance Wing’s Fatigue Research Targets the Brain
Human Performance Wing’s Fatigue Research Targets the Brain

Eric Zalusky, Research Technologist at the Kettering Innovation Center, Kettering, Ohio, conducts fatigue research on Technical Sergeant Chris Myers, an Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman with the711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Biosciences and Performance Division, Vulnerability Analysis Branch (711 HPW/RHPA) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As part of the research, Technical Sergeant Myers takes a memory test as a functional MRI scans his brain so scientists can determine which areas of his brain are changing as he applies his memory. (Photo by Chris Gulliford, 711 HPW)
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Posted: 5/5/2010

Mini Generator 'Marx' the Way to Directed Energy AdvancesMini Generator 'Marx' the Way to Directed Energy Advances
Mini Generator 'Marx' the Way to Directed Energy Advances

Physical Optics Corporation's third-generation Solid-State Mini-Marx generator, capable of generating maximum power of 50 kV x 100 A, fits in a 4" diameter tube. (POC photo)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

Improving UAVs with Holographic Adaptive Optics Improving UAVs with Holographic Adaptive Optics
Improving UAVs with Holographic Adaptive Optics

An image of a hologram lit by white light. (Credit: Geoff Andersen, USAF Academy)
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Posted: 4/29/2010

Environmentally-Safe Fuel Cells May Emerge from Air Force Funded MIT ResearchEnvironmentally-Safe Fuel Cells May Emerge from Air Force Funded MIT Research
Environmentally-Safe Fuel Cells May Emerge from Air Force Funded MIT Research

A carbon nanotube can produce a very rapid wave of power when it is coated by a layer of fuel and ignited. (Graphic: Christine Daniloff)
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Posted: 4/29/2010

Light-Activated Technology for Battlefield InjuriesLight-Activated Technology for Battlefield Injuries
Light-Activated Technology for Battlefield Injuries

Harvard Medical School professor and Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center researcher, Dr. Irene Kochevar is pleased with the initial lab bench experiments involving light-activated technology that may benefit airmen’s traumatic battlefield injuries. (Credit: Harvard University)
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Posted: 4/29/2010

Scientific Excellence Award Goes to AFRL PsychologistScientific Excellence Award Goes to AFRL Psychologist
Scientific Excellence Award Goes to AFRL Psychologist

Mr. Thomas Wells (pictured left), director of the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, presents the 2009 Harry G. Armstrong Scientific Excellence Award to Mr. Brian Simpson, engineering research psychologist with the Human Effectiveness Directorate. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

RV4 Moving Target IdentificationRV4 Moving Target Identification
RV4 Moving Target Identification

Conceptual depiction of AFRL's Radar Vision 4 technology, which uses radar-based high-range resolution to provide automated moving target identification (AFRL image)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

Rad-Hard Boost for Space CommunicationsRad-Hard Boost for Space Communications
Rad-Hard Boost for Space Communications

Air Force Research Laboratory Small Business Innovation Research funded High-Power Optical Amplifier (pictured), a radiation-hardened technology for improved space-based satellite and laser communications (Photo courtesy of Aydin Yeniay, Photon-X, LLC)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

FALCON Fast, Far, and FirstFALCON Fast, Far, and First
FALCON Fast, Far, and First

High-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle equipped with FALCON, the Fast Airborne Laser Communications Optical Node, for demonstration testing in Albuquerque, New Mexico (AFRL image)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

FALCON Fast, Far, and FirstFALCON Fast, Far, and First
FALCON Fast, Far, and First

DC-3 flying with FALCON, the Fast Airborne Laser Communications Optical Node, during demonstration testing conducted over Albuquerque, New Mexico (AFRL image)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

Crew Comfort No Backseat Concern for AFRLCrew Comfort No Backseat Concern for AFRL
Crew Comfort No Backseat Concern for AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory engineers created the pictured seat cushion, which employs "air bladder" technology for relieving pressure and promoting proper blood flow, in response to aircrew feedback regarding the physical aches and pains of lengthy flights. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 5/3/2010

Conference focuses on DoD acquisition workforceConference focuses on DoD acquisition workforce
Conference focuses on DoD acquisition workforce

More than 700 military, civilian and contractor acquisition professionals and defense industry partners gather for a 3-star panel discussion during the DoD Acquisition Insight Conference April 20, 2010 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. The conference, sponsored by the Defense Acquisition University, focused on challenges faced by the Department of Defense acquisition workforce. (DoD photo/Erica Kobren)
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Posted: 4/29/2010

USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Occupational and Enviromental Health Department (USAFSAM/OED)USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Occupational and Enviromental Health Department (USAFSAM/OED)
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Occupational and Enviromental Health Department (USAFSAM/OED)

Before receiving Air Force occupational and environmental health assignments, both officers and enlisted personnel undergo many weeks of specialized training, taught by the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine's Occupational and Enviromental Health Department (USAFSAM/OED). Here, a student in the Bioenvironmental Engineering Apprentice course measures the radioactivity level of a sample during training at the school. (USAF photo by Erik Brazones)
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Posted: 4/12/2010

Air Force Radiation Assessment Team (AFRAT)Air Force Radiation Assessment Team (AFRAT)
Air Force Radiation Assessment Team (AFRAT)

The USAFSAM Air Force Radiation Assessment Team (AFRAT) relies on training and technology to keep responding DoD personnel safe during a radiologic or nuclear emergency. Here, MSgt Ty Richards adjusts TSgt Jalayne Powers’ respirator during a training exercise. (USAF Photo by Steven Thurow)
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Posted: 4/12/2010

Solving AF Logistics Planning ProblemsSolving AF Logistics Planning Problems
Solving AF Logistics Planning Problems

AFOSR-funded Colorado State University researchers are trying to solve computationally difficult problems related to logistics planning. (Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo, Capt. Dustin Doyle.)
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Posted: 4/9/2010

AFRL leading biofuels researchAFRL leading biofuels research
AFRL leading biofuels research

Joseph Mantz runs an emissions measurement test using a helicopter engine burning a bio-mass based jet fuel March 30 at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Air Force is readying for certification flight testing using fuels derived from plant oils and animal fats, which are blended 50-50 with traditional JP-8 jet fuel. Mr. Mantz is a research technician with the University of Dayton Research Institute. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bonnie White)
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Posted: 4/8/2010

AFRL leading biofuels researchAFRL leading biofuels research
AFRL leading biofuels research

Dr. Tim Edwards is leading the Air Force Research Laboratory's efforts to develop alternative biofuels like this camelina oil-based jet fuel in intermediate storage at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Air Force is about to embark on certification testing for hyro-treated renewable jet (HRJ) fuels, derived from animal fats and plant oils, which are blended with traditional JP-8. Dr. Edwards is a senior chemical engineer with AFRL's Propulsion Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bonnie White)
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Posted: 4/8/2010

AFRL leading alternative biofuels researchAFRL leading alternative biofuels research
AFRL leading alternative biofuels research

Richard Strievich, with the University of Dayton Research Institute, runs laboratory tests on camelina oil at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. AFRL is working closely with a number of industry and academic partners to research and develop hydro-treated renewable jet (HRJ) derived from plant oils and animal fats. Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Office officials intend to certify a 50-50 blend of HRJ with traditional JP-8 jet fuel to power the service's entire fleet of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bonnie White)
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Posted: 4/8/2010

OSU President visits AFRLOSU President visits AFRL
OSU President visits AFRL

Julia Parakkat briefs Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee during a tour of Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing March 31, 2010 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Ohio State University officials met with AFRL leaders and discussed the Laboratory's role in protecting warfighters from 21st century threats. Ms. Parakkat is an engineer with the Biosciences and Performance Division. (U.S. Air Force photo/Al Bright)
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Posted: 4/7/2010

OSU President visits Wright-Patterson  OSU President visits Wright-Patterson
OSU President visits Wright-Patterson

Adam Fullenkamp briefs Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee (left center), on the 711th Human Performance Wing during a tour of the Air Force Research Laboratory by Ohio State University officials March 31, 2010 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Laboratory engineers play a vital role in protecting warfighters from 21st century threats and enhancing their performance. Also pictured are Professor Jan Weisenberger (left), OSU's senior associate vice president of research, Mr. Joe Sciabica, AFRL executive director, and Julia Parakkat. Mr. Fullenkamp and Ms. Parakkat are both researchers with the Biosciences and Performance Division. (U.S. Air Force photo/Al Bright)
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Posted: 4/7/2010

OSU President visits Wright-Patterson  OSU President visits Wright-Patterson
OSU President visits Wright-Patterson

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee speaks with Jason Blake during a March 31, 2010 tour of Air Force Research Laboratory facilities at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mr. Blake is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University who now is a materials engineer for AFRL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Al Bright)
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Posted: 4/7/2010

OSU President visits AFRLOSU President visits AFRL
OSU President visits AFRL

E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University, and Joe Sciabica (right) discussed Air Force Research Laboratory research focus and collaborative research efforts during a visit by OSU leaders at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base March 31, 2010. Gee and other OSU leaders toured 711th Human Performance Wing facilities and met with OSU students performing Air Force research. Mr. Sciabica is executive director of AFRL. (U.S. Air Force photo/Al Bright)
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Posted: 4/7/2010

    

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