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AFRL holds Innovation Challenge

Posted November 28, 2018 by Jeanne Dailey

The Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., held the culminating event of their Hyperspace Challenge--a Pitch and Demo contest-- at the UNM Lobo Rainforest Building in Albuquerque Nov. 15.

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Michael Watkins named next JPL director

Posted May 6, 2016 by

Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech, the Institute announced May 2.

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Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process

Posted October 23, 2017 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.

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Laser diagnostics beneficial in Tunnel 9 Mach 18 capability development

Posted July 27, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph Pictured is the additional optics used by AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 to convert a recently-developed laser diagnostics system to a Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy system. The new measurement system is paving the way for a Mach 18 testing capability at Tunnel 9. The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9 in White Oak,…

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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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Teachers Make Water Filtration System for Earth Science Week

Posted November 4, 2016 by

NASA photograph Educators pour water into their handmade water filtration system watching as it is filtered through many layers to become drinkable. AV educators worked in teams using household items such as drinking bottles and cotton balls to build a water filtration system. The activity was part of an Earth Science Week workshop held at…

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NASA, France to collaborate on aircraft noise research

Posted October 3, 2016 by

During bilateral meetings in Daejeon, South Korea, NASA and France’s Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales signed an agreement Sept. 27 to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.  “Noise is a major issue affecting not only the aviation community, but citizens around the world that live…

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X-planes could lead to substantial aviation improvements, big economic benefits

Posted April 1, 2016 by Jay Levine

A new NASA initiative could redefine current airplanes by building confidence in new technologies and designs that could lead to aircraft that substantially reduce fuel consumption, emissions and noise. In addition, the plan includes an experimental aircraft aimed to enable commercial supersonic flight.

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AF researchers aiming to increase energy security through microgrids

Posted November 25, 2015 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, is exploring microgrid and alternative fuel technologies in an effort to move military operations toward greater energy independence.

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AFRL-developed Electrical Systems Tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

Posted December 3, 2018 by Jill Bohn and Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph A Electrical Systems Tester hardware unit positioned inside an aircraft during a test. A cooperative research effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center has led to the development of a next-generation electrical systems tester that will support B-52 depot maintenance and…

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