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Miniature Air Launched Decoy (AFRL Image)Miniature Air Launched Decoy (AFRL Image)
Miniature Air Launched Decoy (AFRL Image)

Miniature Air Launched Decoy, a low-cost, air-launched, programmable craft that accurately duplicates combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied aircraft. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

This state-of-the-art, radiation-hardened microchip enables spaceship operations to survive in harsh environments.  (Photo courtesy of BAE Systems Inc.)This state-of-the-art, radiation-hardened microchip enables spaceship operations to survive in harsh environments.  (Photo courtesy of BAE Systems Inc.)
This state-of-the-art, radiation-hardened microchip enables spaceship operations to survive in harsh environments. (Photo courtesy of BAE Systems Inc.)

This radiation-hardened microchip enables spaceship operations to survive in harsh environments. (Photo courtesy of BAE Systems Inc.)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

A representation of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Single Board Computer (SBC). (AFRL Image)A representation of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Single Board Computer (SBC). (AFRL Image)
A representation of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Single Board Computer (SBC). (AFRL Image)

A representation of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Single Board Computer (SBC), now running. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

 Model Speed Agile vehicle, built at 23 percent scale. (AEDC/NFAC Photo)  Model Speed Agile vehicle, built at 23 percent scale. (AEDC/NFAC Photo)
Model Speed Agile vehicle, built at 23 percent scale. (AEDC/NFAC Photo)

AFRL researchers are testing this 23 percent scale model of the Speed Agile vehicle at the Arnold Engineering and Development Center’s National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex, the world’s largest wind tunnel. (AEDC/NFAC Photo)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

Space Pioneer Award awarded to the X-51A Scramjet Engine Demonstrator – Waverider team.Space Pioneer Award awarded to the X-51A Scramjet Engine Demonstrator – Waverider team.
Space Pioneer Award awarded to the X-51A Scramjet Engine Demonstrator – Waverider team.

Space Pioneer Award awarded to the X51-A Scramjet Engine Demonstrator – Waverider team, for “truly significant” achievement and historic accomplishment in the Waverider’s success during its 2010 maiden fight. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

A small bike equipped with a removable hitch for a Mosquito.  (AFRL image)A small bike equipped with a removable hitch for a Mosquito.  (AFRL image)
A small bike equipped with a removable hitch for a Mosquito. (AFRL image)

A small bike equipped with a removable hitch for a Mosquito, which provides the capability to measure ground hardness, a crucial element to landing zone preparation. The Air Force Research Laboratory responded to an urgent warfighter request, delivering the prototype for the mounting and towing mechanism in just two weeks.
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Posted: 9/9/2011

AFRL researchers have found an important source of performance variability in flexible solar cells such as this one. (AFRL Image)AFRL researchers have found an important source of performance variability in flexible solar cells such as this one. (AFRL Image)
AFRL researchers have found an important source of performance variability in flexible solar cells such as this one. (AFRL Image)

AFRL researchers have found an important source of performance variability in flexible solar cells such as this one, an essential component in evaluating new materials and architectures, and improving the efficiency of organic solar cells. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

An Air Force warfighter launches a Raven.  (Air Force Image)An Air Force warfighter launches a Raven.  (Air Force Image)
An Air Force warfighter launches a Raven. (Air Force Image)

An Air Force warfighter launches a Raven, which will experience increased flight time and endurance thanks to an AFRL partnership that developed lightweight, flexible, high-efficiency solar cells that will adhere to the UAVs wing. (Air Force Image)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

Cruise missiles rely on JP-10 fuel, which was given an extra nine years of storage life after anCruise missiles rely on JP-10 fuel, which was given an extra nine years of storage life after an
Cruise missiles rely on JP-10 fuel, which was given an extra nine years of storage life after an

Cruise missiles rely on JP-10 fuel, which was given an extra nine years of storage life after an AFRL fuels study. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/8/2011

X-51A Team members Charles Brink, George Thum and Joseph Vogel accept the Aviation Week award at a black-tie dinner in March 2011 in Washington, D.C.  (Air Force Image)X-51A Team members Charles Brink, George Thum and Joseph Vogel accept the Aviation Week award at a black-tie dinner in March 2011 in Washington, D.C.  (Air Force Image)
X-51A Team members Charles Brink, George Thum and Joseph Vogel accept the Aviation Week award at a black-tie dinner in March 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Air Force Image)

X-51A Team members Charles Brink, George Thum and Joseph Vogel accept the Aviation Week award at a black-tie dinner in March 2011 in Washington, D.C. Awards are given based on work done the previous calendar year. (Air Force Image)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

An artist's rendering of the 21st Century Aerospace Vehicle shows advanced concepts NASA envisions for an aircraft of the future.  (AFRL Image)An artist's rendering of the 21st Century Aerospace Vehicle shows advanced concepts NASA envisions for an aircraft of the future.  (AFRL Image)
An artist's rendering of the 21st Century Aerospace Vehicle shows advanced concepts NASA envisions for an aircraft of the future. (AFRL Image)

An artist's rendering of the 21st Century Aerospace Vehicle, nicknamed the Morphing Airplane, shows advanced concepts NASA envisions for an aircraft of the future. Mechanically adaptive materials may help produce future aircraft with morphing capabilities. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/8/2011

MISSE 7 on orbit after astronaut deployment. (MISSE image)MISSE 7 on orbit after astronaut deployment. (MISSE image)
MISSE 7 on orbit after astronaut deployment. (MISSE image)

MISSE 7 on orbit after astronaut deployment. (MISSE image)
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Posted: 9/8/2011

An artist’s depiction of the layers of flight equipment worn by a typical Air Force pilot.  (AFRL Image)An artist’s depiction of the layers of flight equipment worn by a typical Air Force pilot.  (AFRL Image)
An artist’s depiction of the layers of flight equipment worn by a typical Air Force pilot. (AFRL Image)

An artist’s depiction of the layers of flight equipment worn by a typical Air Force pilot, resulting in complaints of heat-related fatigue from pilots and the idea for a wearable cooling vest. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/8/2011

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at test.  (AFRL Image)Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at test.  (AFRL Image)
Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at test. (AFRL Image)

Pratt & Whitney’s F135 engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at test. AFRL worked with Maverick Corporation of Blue Ash, Ohio, and Renegade Materials of Springboro, Ohio, which used internal funding for qualification of their materials, which have been approved for use in several F135 engine components. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/8/2011

The supersonic rain erosion testing apparatus (SURE), is housed at AFRL’s Coatings and Technology Integration Office.  (AFRL Image)The supersonic rain erosion testing apparatus (SURE), is housed at AFRL’s Coatings and Technology Integration Office.  (AFRL Image)
The supersonic rain erosion testing apparatus (SURE), is housed at AFRL’s Coatings and Technology Integration Office. (AFRL Image)

The supersonic rain erosion testing apparatus at AFRL’s Coatings and Technology Integration Office simulates the impact of rain on aerospace systems traveling at transonic and supersonic speeds. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

A GaN/Si MMIC wafer KGD probecard.  (Nitronex Corporation Image)A GaN/Si MMIC wafer KGD probecard.  (Nitronex Corporation Image)
A GaN/Si MMIC wafer KGD probecard. (Nitronex Corporation Image)

A Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon monolithic microwave integrated circuits probecard. (Nitronex Corporation Image)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

Human Performance Wing Wins Air Force SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year AwardHuman Performance Wing Wins Air Force SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year Award
Human Performance Wing Wins Air Force SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year Award

The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) has won the United States Air Force SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year Award. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship, and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. It is part of the National Defense Education Program, and each military service participates in SMART. Mike Griffin, SMART Focal Point, 711 HPW Chief Scientist’s Office (second from left), receives the award from Dr. Steven Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering. Dr. Knox Millsaps (far left), Senior Program Administrator for SMART and Professor/Chairman Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Naval Post Graduate School, and Mr. Russell Howard (far right), Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, also participated in the award presentation.
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Posted: 7/28/2011

AFRL’s Col. Douglas Hodge (center) with Patrick Killeen (left), President, American Academy of Physician Assistants; and Dr. Roslyn Schneider, Chief of Staff of the Medicines Development Group, Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer Inc. and Physician AssistaAFRL’s Col. Douglas Hodge (center) with Patrick Killeen (left), President, American Academy of Physician Assistants; and Dr. Roslyn Schneider, Chief of Staff of the Medicines Development Group, Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer Inc. and Physician Assista
AFRL’s Col. Douglas Hodge (center) with Patrick Killeen (left), President, American Academy of Physician Assistants; and Dr. Roslyn Schneider, Chief of Staff of the Medicines Development Group, Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer Inc. and Physician Assista

Col. Douglas Hodge (center) of the Air Force Research Laboratory, received the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ 2011 Federal Service PA of the Year Award at the organization’s conference on June 1 in Las Vegas. Here he is shown with Patrick Killeen (left), President, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Dr. Roslyn Schneider, Chief of Staff of the Medicines Development Group, Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer Inc. and Physician Assistant Foundation trustee. (Credit: American Academy of Physicians Assistants) PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

Building 496 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, houses the Sample Preparation Unit. (AFRL image)Building 496 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, houses the Sample Preparation Unit. (AFRL image)
Building 496 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, houses the Sample Preparation Unit. (AFRL image)

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s new Building 496 will house the Sample Preparation Unit, which is one of the key components in the effort to understand alternative fuel characteristics. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

Building 496 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, houses the Sample Preparation Unit. (AFRL image)Building 496 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, houses the Sample Preparation Unit. (AFRL image)
Building 496 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, houses the Sample Preparation Unit. (AFRL image)

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s new Building 496 will house the Sample Preparation Unit, which is one of the key components in the effort to understand alternative fuel characteristics. (AFRL image)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

The 100-synapse neural network device and measurement results.  (AFRL Image)The 100-synapse neural network device and measurement results.  (AFRL Image)
The 100-synapse neural network device and measurement results. (AFRL Image)

Decision-making capabilities of the Air Force are enhanced by neural networks containing 100 interconnected memristor-based synapses that can be programmed individually. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 9/9/2011

BOSS-LG landing guidance symbology will help pilots land safely in brownout conditions.  (AFRL Image) BOSS-LG landing guidance symbology will help pilots land safely in brownout conditions.  (AFRL Image)
BOSS-LG landing guidance symbology will help pilots land safely in brownout conditions. (AFRL Image)

Brownout conditions often found in Iraq and Afghanistan are a major cause of helicopter mishaps. (Inset) BrownOut Symbology System (BOSS) with manual control laws/algorithms, known as BOSS-LG, whose goal is to provide “visual quality” landing for helicopter pilots. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 8/29/2011

Former Air Force Surgeon General challenges the 711th Human Performance Wing to help change the Air ForceFormer Air Force Surgeon General challenges the 711th Human Performance Wing to help change the Air Force
Former Air Force Surgeon General challenges the 711th Human Performance Wing to help change the Air Force

Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul Carlton, M.D., former Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, and Director of the Office of Innovation and Preparedness at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, challenged researchers and other personnel with the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing to be forces for change in the Air Force. He recently visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to discuss the issue with 711 HPW scientists, engineers and other participants at a recent seminar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chris Gulliford)
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Posted: 7/15/2011

A spiral micro-lens array fabricated at the Focused Ion Beam facility at AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.  (AFRL Image)A spiral micro-lens array fabricated at the Focused Ion Beam facility at AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.  (AFRL Image)
A spiral micro-lens array fabricated at the Focused Ion Beam facility at AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (AFRL Image)

University of Dayton researchers worked with AFRL on this spiral micro-lens array, fabricated at the Focused Ion Beam facility at the Survivability and Sensor Materials Division of AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (AFRL Image)
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Posted: 7/15/2011

    

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