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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Posted July 19, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force photograph Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is exploring cost-efficient manufacturing of solar cells using additive technology. Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells…

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RoboSTEM Expo inspires students

Posted March 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s Robotics Team 5012, Gryffingear, hosted their inaugural RoboSTEM Expo at the Pioneer Center in Lancaster, Calif., Feb 27.

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AFRL developing AgilePod ‘family’ to augment sensing grid

Posted October 18, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Building on the recent success of AgilePod ‘1.0,’ Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have embarked on a new “mini” AgilePod effort to increase the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities of the platform by decreasing the footprint of the sensing ‘lab in the sky.’

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SMC awards four study contracts for weather mission

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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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Tunnel 9 moves closer to 360-degree TSP capability

Posted January 17, 2018 by Brad Hicks

Air Force photograph The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9, White Oak, Maryland, conducts a test on the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser using temperature-sensitive paint and the recently-developed plenum view capability prototype. The plenum view prototype allows for data collection from the windward side of a test article and moves Tunnel 9 closer to…

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AF announces new innovation workshops at Science, Technology Forum

Posted January 22, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force announced dates and locations of the 14 upcoming innovation workshops open to the public during the Science and Technology 2030 Summit in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018. “We will continue to invite participation by nontraditional partners, including the next generation of scientists and engineers, in an effort to collect ideas from people…

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NASA studying volcanic ash engine test results

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NASA researchers are spending at least the next six months poring over data from a recent test that involved sending volcanic ash through an airplane engine.

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Undergraduate students are taking part in an eight-week NASA airborne science program.

Posted July 6, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Mega Schill Mara Nutt, a geology student at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., connects empty canisters used to collect whole air samples onboard the NASA DC-8 at the Armstrong Flight Research Center. Students in SARP are divided into four groups that are each headed by a different university professor from universities around…

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AFOSR awards grants to 56 recipients through its Young Investigator Research Program

Posted January 20, 2016 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Jan. 14 that it will award approximately $20.6 million in grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions…

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New probe could improve sonic boom investigation

Posted March 18, 2016 by by Jay Levine,

An air data probe intended to improve investigation of sonic booms is flying on the F-15B aircraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. Calif.

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