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AFOSR awards grants to 60 scientists, engineers through Young Investigator Research Program

Posted October 20, 2017 by

In January 2016, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded 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. This is to acknowledge an additional YIP recipient increasing the number of awards to…

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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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AFRL, Harvard researchers invent method of 3-D printing for flexible electronics

Posted October 18, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

It is often said that ‘two heads are better than one;’ for the Air Force, leveraging the expertise and insights of academia has led to advances in materials development and processing destined to be a game changer for the future fight.

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NASA Langley puts supersonic X-plane model to the test

Posted October 16, 2017 by Tamara Dietrich

A day trip to Moscow? Paris for lunch? NASA’s quest for low-boom supersonic aircraft technology could one day revolutionize commercial air travel. Now NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is putting a sleek supersonic model plane through its paces in its 14-by-22 wind tunnel to move that vision closer to reality. It’s called the…

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AFOSR Awards Grants to 43 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program

Posted October 13, 2017 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Oct. 11 it will award approximately $19.1 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers from 37 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 across…

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AFRL Fuels & Energy enables future of flight

Posted October 13, 2017 by John Harrington

Besides the octane rating and price, most drivers probably don’t think too much about the fuel they put in their cars. And, with modern engines and normal driving conditions, that’s probably OK for the mass majority.

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Future of flight: Marines test out 3-D printed SUAS

Posted October 4, 2017 by Lance Cpl. Taylor Moore

U.S Marines with 2nd Marine Division tested remote controlled craft made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 26-27, 2017.

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Air Force teams with industry to further aircraft and radome coating research

Posted September 29, 2017 by Mindy Cooper

Compass Technologies Group photograph The small-scale Microwave Mapping Transparency Sensor System is shown. The system was developed by Compass Technologies Group under an Air Force Small Business Innovative Research agreement and loaned to the company through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The Air Force…

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Tri-Service effort leverages synthetic biology expertise to address future warfighter needs

Posted September 29, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Taking advantage of Department of Defense research laboratory expertise in chemistry, biology, computer science and material science and engineering, a collaborative, $45 million tri-service effort is changing the way the DOD exploits biological systems.

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Virtual reality helps veterans prepare for new jobs

Posted September 27, 2017 by Joyce M. Conant and Sara Preto

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its partners recently developed a new way for veterans to seek employment.

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