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Air Force Research Lab working to develop future workforce
Ensuring a steady supply of technical and scientific expertise for American industry and innovation has been a national priority since about 1957 when the Soviet Union launched its first Sputnik. Today, however, with the increasingly rapid pace of high technology, the need to attract young people to the field of advanced technical manufacturing has become even more critical. To meet that need, the Air Force Research Lab recently tasked NextFlex with finding ways to attract students who might not otherwise consider such a career path.
AFRL’s Expeditionary Energy Campaign commences
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Transformational Capabilities Office launched the Expeditionary Energy Campaign to fund innovative energy technologies that offer needle-moving capability enhancements for the expeditionary warfighter.
Air Force, university scientists share vision for unconventional computing
Conventional computing hardware represents information as ones and zeros, depending on the state of electronic transistors. This creates artificial bottlenecks in the flow of information processing by first requiring that environmental loads be converted into an electronic state and second by routing the information to centralized computers for processing. Researchers from Wright-Patterson’s Air Force Research Lab, along with collaborators from the University of Pennsylvania, University of York and Northwestern University, argue in a recently published Nature perspective paper that new and unconventional ways of representing information in materials could be the key to removing these bottlenecks and redistributing this computing burden.
AEDC sea level facility helps validate sensors on turbofan engine
The same nine vendors who visited Arnold Air Force Base as part of the Propulsion Instrumentation
AFRL conducts 1,300 experiments on record-breaking satellite
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N. M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory is celebrating the
World’s top security researchers qualify for Hack-A-Sat 2 Finals
ROME, N.Y. – The Department of the Air Force, in collaboration with the security research community,
AFRL commended for life-saving collision avoidance technology; integrated air and ground system near transition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – A congressionally mandated investigative report
Commission recognizes AFRL, AFLCMC and NAMRU-Dayton while emphasizing the importance of physiological monitoring
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A congressionally mandated investigative report concerning
Second iteration of successful Vanguard incubation process approaches summit
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – As the Department of the Air Force stands up Rocket
Department of the Air Force announces fourth Vanguard program
Under the Rocket Cargo Vanguard, the Air Force Research Laboratory will lead a science and technology effort to determine the viability and utility of using large commercial rockets for Department of Defense global logistics, potentially expanding the portfolio of capabilities the USSF presents to combatant commanders.
AFRL Materials Characterization Facility pushes state of the art
The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently renovated their materials characterization facility to meet the ever-advancing needs of materials research.
AFRL researcher’s passion for hypersonics propels his success
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – An AFRL researcher's early interest in the
Washington State Patrol pilots successfully test special laser eye protection developed at Wright-Patterson Lab
Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime that can net offenders up to five years in jail or cost them a $250,000 fine. Even with this heavy potential penalty, laser strikes have become increasingly more common. According to the FAA, 6,852 such incidents were reported in 2020, compared with 385 in 2006, and so far this year, incidents of “joy lasing” are up 20 percent over last year. Cheap and easily obtained, hand-held lasers used as pointers and cat toys are certainly harmless when used as intended. But when they are aimed at the cockpit of an aircraft, they can temporarily blind the pilot — with possibly deadly consequences.
AFRL Materials scientist receives NextFlex 2021 Fellow Award
Dr. Jeremy Ward, a scientist at Wright-Patterson’s Air Force Research Laboratory, has received a 2021 Fellow Award from NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute. Ward was one of four recipients.
AFRL testing made Perseverance, the search for life on Mars possible
On February 18, 2021, NASA’s rover Perseverance touched down on the surface of Mars to begin searching for evidence of past life. The success of this touchdown would not have been possible without the work of a team of researchers who operate unique erosion testing equipment in a windowless bunker at Wright-Patterson’s Air Force Research Lab. And this is not the only Dayton connection to this particular Mars mission.