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Innovation Center opens at Lockheed Martin in Orlando

Posted September 26, 2018 by

Necessity sparks invention at the Innovation Center, now open at Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. In this 6,500-square-foot space, employees are empowered with the technology and tools to develop creative solutions to complex problems.

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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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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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Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

U.S. forces have long held a strategic advantage in ballistic missile defense dating back to the Operation Desert Storm era, Army leaders said. But the addition of laser technology in the Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense System used on the Interim Armored Vehicle Strykers could give the Army a greater competitive edge over potential threats, they added.

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Next-generation binoculars contribute to battlefield survivability

Posted June 20, 2018 by Kaitlin Kelly

Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to new night-vision goggles.

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NASA, France to collaborate on aircraft noise research

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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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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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Remotely piloted PTERA bridges gap between wind tunnel, crewed flight-testing

Posted November 6, 2015 by Peter Merlin

NASA photographs by Jim Ross NASA Armstrong’s PTERA remotely piloted research aircraft made its first flight on Oct. 22, 2015. All flight test objectives were met. On Oct. 22, researchers from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Area-I, Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., successfully conducted the maiden flight of a…

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NASA, Boeing testing synthetic vision technologies

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NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation safety using NASA’s synthetic vision technologies and Boeing’s 787 simulators.

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Wanted: Novel approaches for detecting, stopping small unmanned air systems

Posted September 27, 2017 by

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver for their operation) attacking a high-value convoy on the move, and recently awarded Phase 1 agreements to start research.

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