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NASA prepares to go public with quiet supersonic tech

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Arriving 49,000 feet above the test site, higher than the airlines fly, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center test pilot Jim “Clue” Less shuts down his F/A-18’s afterburners moving just shy of Mach 1, the speed of sound, or about 630 mph at this altitude.

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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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Engineers at Arnold AFB develop projectile telemetry capability to study boundary layer transition

Posted July 2, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz Engineers with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base are developing a telemetry package that will be used to transmit data when launching projectiles at over 25,000 Gs. To accommodate a stand-alone electronics package, an antenna with a detachable radome and multiple integrated sensors,…

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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 Armstrong awards $1 million to U.S. small businesses for technology research, development

Posted June 15, 2018 by

NASA graphic by David Faust This graphic showcases the eight small businesses recently awarded partnerships with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center to support the development of technologies in the areas of aeronautics and human space exploration and operations and space technology. NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research and technology…

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Army researchers looking to neurostimulation to enhance, accelerate Soldiers’ abilities

Posted June 13, 2018 by Gary Sheftick

Neurostimulation is not actually a process the Army intends to use for creating "super Soldiers." However, Army researchers have been experimenting with it as a means to accelerate training.

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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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