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Minot tests Minuteman III with launch from Vandenberg AFB

Posted February 22, 2016 by

A team of Air Force Global Strike Command airmen from the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt AFB, Neb., aboard the Airborne Launch Control System, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Feb. 20.

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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 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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CFD verifies new AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 nozzle design

Posted November 22, 2017 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force image The new Mach 18 nozzle design at the AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 at the AEDC site in White Oak, Md., near Silver Spring, has been successfully verified using computational fluid dynamic codes. This image shows computed contours of Mach number within the new Mach 18 nozzle design. The new Mach 18…

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DARPA chief describes promising future technologies

Posted March 2, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Steven H. Walker, center, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, speaks with a reporter after a discussion with the Defense Writers’ Group in Washington. Walker said the agency is being true to its roots in examining technologies and giving DOD options. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency…

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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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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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Story Time: ONR researchers create ‘human user manual’ for robots

Posted June 17, 2016 by Warren Duffie Jr.

With support from the Office of Naval Research, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an artificial intelligence software program named Quixote to teach robots to read stories, learn acceptable behavior and understand successful ways to conduct themselves in diverse social situations.

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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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Unique high-brilliance X-ray sheds new light on additive manufacturing process

Posted October 23, 2017 by Holly Jordan

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in the additive manufacturing process.

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