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AFRL researchers help shape the future of nano-electronics

Posted May 13, 2017 by Derek Hardin

The future of nano-electronics is here. A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines, and the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a novel method for the synthesis of a composite material that has the potential of vastly improving the electronics used by the Air Force.

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AF Technology Transfer Program office links technology with the mission and marketplace

Posted May 13, 2017 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Technology Transfer program has been hard at work in its efforts to share Air Force science and technology with academia, industry and state governments.

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SMC awards four study contracts for weather mission

Posted May 12, 2017 by

Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center recently awarded four study contracts worth approximately $500,000 each to Electro Optical Vista, Millennium Space Systems, Orbital ATK, and Raytheon Company – Space and Airborne Systems. These companies will provide concept reports to address space-based cloud characterization and theater weather imagery solutions by the end of…

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DARPA to host Discover DSO Day

Posted May 10, 2017 by

DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, which identifies and pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines, will host Discover DSO Day June 15, in Arlington, Va. The event is designed to familiarize potential proposers with the mission, research areas of interest, and business processes pursued by the DSO, a fundamental…

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DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

Posted April 28, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

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Air Force patent license could lead to natural fiber automotive components

Posted April 27, 2017 by Jaclyn Knapp

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research signed a Patent License Agreement with Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. that allows the company to use an Air Force developed fiber welding process in the creation of automotive components. Air Force research showed that with proper solvents and control, polymers from neighboring natural fibers interact and individual fibers…

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University research teams to study potential aeronautical innovations

Posted April 7, 2017 by

NASA photograph NASA has selected five university-led teams for potential awards that will have them spend up to five years exploring novel ideas for improving aviation, including wireless networks, aircraft structures, information systems, advanced design methods and electric propulsion. Imagine an aircraft structure that can change its shape in flight to reduce the sonic boom…

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NASA study confirms biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Posted March 15, 2017 by

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

Posted February 6, 2017 by Sgt. Jeremy Bratt

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.

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Setting world endurance record, Vanilla Aircraft proves to be anything but plain

Posted January 27, 2017 by

DARPA photograph The Vanilla Aircraft VA001, a small diesel-powered airplane under development through DARPA (left), flew for 56 hours recently over Las Cruces, N.M., (right), setting a new world record for flight duration for its weight class. The airplane is designed to ultimately carry a 30-pound payload at 15,000 feet for up to 10 days…

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