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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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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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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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Armstrong engine shop is one-of-a-kind

Posted May 6, 2016 by Jay Levine

No matter what the challenge with an aircraft engine, Enrique "Henry" Hernandez at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Engine Shop can fix it.

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DARPA programs create systems for data, networks

Posted June 16, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The internet is an infrastructure that supports all aspects of modern life, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is creating technology to protect U.S. data, networks and national security, DARPA’s acting director said in Baltimore, Md., June 14.

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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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Flying wing-shaped experimental airplane validating new wing design method

Posted April 1, 2016 by Jay Levine

Future aircraft fuel efficiency could be dramatically increased thanks to ideas validated with increasingly complex subscale, experimental, remotely piloted aircraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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Advanced navigation system developed through Air Force agreement

Posted July 19, 2017 by Jaclyn Knapp

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Locata Corporation delivered a highly accurate navigation system that performs in wide-area GPS jamming environments caused by electronic warfare.

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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board announces 2018 studies

Posted September 22, 2017 by

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board revealed its 2018 major studies during their Fall meeting Sept. 21, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The new study areas focus on topics deemed critical by the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force. Maintaining technology superiority is the larger of the two studies…

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Army looks to partner with private industry on unmanned aviation technology

Posted August 23, 2017 by David McNally

At a small airfield near the nation's capital, an innovative group of engineers is designing and building futuristic aircraft that are catching the attention of Army researchers.

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