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Evaluating noise of future aircraft

Posted June 13, 2018 by

Alcyon Technical Services photograph by Rami Daud As air traffic continues to surge in the U.S., neighbors who live near airports are complaining about the escalating noise. All the while, the demand for faster aircraft that travel at supersonic speeds is accelerating. To address the expected noise levels of future aircraft, NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology project…

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Air Force agreement will result in new product for recording missions

Posted June 8, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

A new agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and an Ohio company will result in a new handheld audio recording system for military operations and training.

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AEDC Innovation Grant allows for completion of 3-D ASTF model

Posted June 6, 2018 by Bradley Hicks

Science and Analytical Engineer Dwain Clark hopes to eventually take representations of facilities across Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., to another dimension. Through the utilization of an AEDC Innovation Grant, Clark now has a start.

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AFRL demos advanced robotics for aerospace manufacturing

Posted May 11, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Engineers from the Manufacturing Technologies Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, held a recent successful demonstration of the advanced capabilities of the Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications (A5) Robotic System at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. 

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NASA helps test new engine oils

Posted May 4, 2018 by Jay Levine

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Scott Rogers pours a new bio-based synthetic engine oil into one of the vehicles that Armstrong is using to assist in the performance testing of the new product. NASA is assisting with performance testing and validating of three new bio-based engine oils that developers said could lead to better gas…

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How NASA, John Deere helped tractors drive themselves

Posted April 20, 2018 by

John Deere photograph A tractor operates in a field. There has been a lot of talk lately of self-driving cars, but farmers have already been making good use of self-driving tractors for more than a decade—in part due to a partnership between John Deere and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on GPS receivers. The story starts…

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AFRL-led patches make ‘sense’ of sweat

Posted April 18, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

https://www.facebook.com/GE/videos/1667584156643205/ It’s a sweaty project, but the sweat is worth the effort for scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory working to better understand the links between materials, technology and warfighter performance. Born out of an AFRL and industry collaboration within the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, a wearable patch is helping researchers make ‘sense’ of the…

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Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

Posted April 4, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

The U.S. Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles.

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Soldiers’ situational awareness improved using micro-displays, augmented reality

Posted March 26, 2018 by David Vergun

Several new technologies are being developed that, once combined, will provide Soldiers an unprecedented overview of the battlefield.

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New corrosion evaluation system makes “sense” for Air Force

Posted March 21, 2018 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Courtesy photograph In conjunction with Luna, Inc. and engineers at the Air Force Corrosion Prevention and Control Office, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory have developed a new corrosion and coating evaluation system, CorRES, that can measure the ability of coatings to protect aircraft structures by using sensor panels that measure localized changes during…

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