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PECASE-Award-Winning Research Likely to Improve Light 
Emissions TechnologiesPECASE-Award-Winning Research Likely to Improve Light 
Emissions Technologies
PECASE-Award-Winning Research Likely to Improve Light Emissions Technologies

The lab-sponsored work of Dr. Rashid Zia is focused on improving higher-order emission processes in lanthanide ions, light emitters that currently lead the pack in commercial and military applications alike. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

No Trouble 'ADAPTing' to Better SUAV Production OptionNo Trouble 'ADAPTing' to Better SUAV Production Option
No Trouble 'ADAPTing' to Better SUAV Production Option

Air Force Research Laboratory's Automated Disposable Airframe Production Technology program proved the utility of fused deposition modeling as a feasible means to manufacture primary structures for unmanned platforms. Shown is an optimized wing developed with an industrially patented polymer. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

Go With the Flow:  Novel Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Achieves First LightGo With the Flow:  Novel Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Achieves First Light
Go With the Flow: Novel Diode-Pumped Alkali Laser Achieves First Light

'First light' lasing from a lab-developed flowing diode-pumped alkali laser marks key progress towards better thermal management properties for the lasers of tomorrow. (Photo by Second Lieutenant Alex K. Rowton, AFRL/RDLC)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

Small-Engine-Specific Research Nets Dedicated FacilitySmall-Engine-Specific Research Nets Dedicated Facility
Small-Engine-Specific Research Nets Dedicated Facility

Pictured are various endeavors ongoing at AFRL's newly established Small-Engine Research Laboratory. The SERL facility will enable key investigations pertaining to small-scale propulsion and power systems. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

ASTRIA Resource a Valuable National AssetASTRIA Resource a Valuable National Asset
ASTRIA Resource a Valuable National Asset

ASTRIA staff attending the International Astronautical Congress (Glasgow, Scotland) demonstrate a 'cubesatellite' (10 cm on each side) that presents unique space tracking challenges due to its small size. (Image provided by Dr. Moriba Jah, AFRL/RDSM)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

No Denying World-Class Gyrotron PowerNo Denying World-Class Gyrotron Power
No Denying World-Class Gyrotron Power

Shown enclosed by its superconducting magnet, this 2.5 MW gyrotron, developed jointly by Air Force Research Laboratory and industry, has already produced 1.7 MW of power and is undergoing further improvements to increase this world-record output. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 7/6/2010

X-51A makes flight test historyX-51A makes flight test history
X-51A makes flight test history

An X-51A Waverider hypersonic flight test vehicle is carried by an Air Force Flight Test Center B-52 on May 26, 2010 over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The X-51A successfully made the longest ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight off the southern California Pacific coast. Four X-51A cruisers were built for the Air Force Research Laboratory by industry partners Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Densmore)
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Posted: 6/21/2010

TacSat-3 imageryTacSat-3 imagery
TacSat-3 imagery

Image of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, taken by the TacSat-3’s primary payload, the Advanced Responsive Tactically-Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer (U.S. Air Force image)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

TacSat-3 imageryTacSat-3 imagery
TacSat-3 imagery

The National Mall, Washington, D.C., is featured in this image collect obtained by the TacSat-3 experimental demonstration during its 13-month mission. (U.S. Air Force image)
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Posted: 6/18/2010

Improving Security for Cloud ComputingImproving Security for Cloud Computing
Improving Security for Cloud Computing

Prof. Thuraisingham is explaining assured information sharing concepts to Ph.D. student Mr. Jeffrey Partyka in UTD's Cloud Computing Laboratory. Prof. Latifur Khan and Ph.D Student M. Farhan are listening to the discussions. (Credit: UTD)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Materials Characterization Breakthrough Leads to Automated Component Health MonitoringMaterials Characterization Breakthrough Leads to Automated Component Health Monitoring
Materials Characterization Breakthrough Leads to Automated Component Health Monitoring

AFRL's Raman tribospectrometer, developed for in-place characterization of wear-resistant materials at high temperatures, automates component health monitoring. Pictured here is the instrument in operation, with the laser incident on a wear track created by a ball bearing's contact with a solid lubricant surface rotating at 200 rpm. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Materials and Manufacturing Know-How Bests Failed BreakersMaterials and Manufacturing Know-How Bests Failed Breakers
Materials and Manufacturing Know-How Bests Failed Breakers

AFRL materials engineers identified the root cause of circuit breaker failure in KC-135 aircraft and provided a viable solution to check and, as necessary, replace the problematic components in nearly 400 aircraft. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

ManTech Tackles Rapid Response NFL-StyleManTech Tackles Rapid Response NFL-Style
ManTech Tackles Rapid Response NFL-Style

Boeing and AFRL flight-tested an unmanned air vehicle demonstrating the viable design, development, and manufacture 'in less than 4 weeks time' of a UAV capable of carrying a defined payload. (Image by Richard Rau, Boeing)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

New Focus on Space Object IdentificationNew Focus on Space Object Identification
New Focus on Space Object Identification

AFRL's newly released Physically Constrained Iterative Deconvolution based processing capability provides images of space objects faster and at much higher resolutions than previous software products (including earlier PCID versions) were able to supply. (Photo Credit: Heather Griffith, AFRL/RDSM)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

IDCAST Partners With Industry for Third Frontier EffortIDCAST Partners With Industry for Third Frontier Effort
IDCAST Partners With Industry for Third Frontier Effort

This color, 80-megapixel, EO array with 16-megapixel spotter zoom enables ground-based surveillance. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

IDCAST Partners With Industry for Third Frontier EffortIDCAST Partners With Industry for Third Frontier Effort
IDCAST Partners With Industry for Third Frontier Effort

Persistent Surveillance Systems is working with government agencies to leverage both airborne and ground-based persistent surveillance techniques. The monochrome, 96-megapixel, electro-optic gimbaled array shown here is designed for airborne surveillance. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Risk Model for High-Altitude Missions Added to NATOPSRisk Model for High-Altitude Missions Added to NATOPS
Risk Model for High-Altitude Missions Added to NATOPS

Housed in the Altitude Decompression Sickness Research Database of the lab's Collaborative Biomechanics Data Network, AFRL's ADRAC (Altitude Decompression Sickness Risk Assessment Computer) leverages 'bubble growth' and statistical models of hypobaric chamber simulations to produce risk assessment output. (Air Force image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Researchers Compute the Way to Better Resource ExploitationResearchers Compute the Way to Better Resource Exploitation
Researchers Compute the Way to Better Resource Exploitation

Lab-funded Colorado State University researchers are leveraging diverse research backgrounds in addressing complicated logistical issues related to the Air Force's best possible use of resources. (AF photo, Capt. Dustin Doyle)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

MUPI Conference Reception Features Keynote on AFRL OpportunitiesMUPI Conference Reception Features Keynote on AFRL Opportunities
MUPI Conference Reception Features Keynote on AFRL Opportunities

Mr. Ed Lee, AFRL Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions program manager, recently delivered a presentation on AFRL opportunities to 2010 Member University Professional Institute Conference goers. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Optical Societies Honor AFRL EngineerOptical Societies Honor AFRL Engineer
Optical Societies Honor AFRL Engineer

In addition to being a Fellow of AFRL and SPIE (the International Society for Optical Engineering), Dr. James G. Grote now holds Fellow status in the Optical Society of America and the European Optical Society. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Advanced Composites Office 'HAMs' It UpAdvanced Composites Office 'HAMs' It Up
Advanced Composites Office 'HAMs' It Up

Materials engineers from AFRL's Air Force Advanced Composites Office developed this hot air module, or HAM. Recently transitioned for warfighter use, the HAM enables depot crews to perform elevated-temperature bonded repairs and noncontact cures in field conditions. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Axing the CompetitionAxing the Competition
Axing the Competition

AFRL's Battle-Axe Ordnance warhead improves precision-guided submunitions defeat of diverse ground targets. Pictured is a detonation sequence captured during recent tests of the munitions technology. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Axing the CompetitionAxing the Competition
Axing the Competition

AFRL's Battle-Axe Ordnance warhead improves precision-guided submunitions defeat of diverse ground targets. Pictured is a detonation sequence captured during recent tests of the munitions technology. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

Axing the CompetitionAxing the Competition
Axing the Competition

AFRL's Battle-Axe Ordnance warhead improves precision-guided submunitions defeat of diverse ground targets. Pictured is a detonation sequence captured during recent tests of the munitions technology. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 6/15/2010

    

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