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Modular, adjustable: A test plane for any occasion

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Area-I Inc. photograph The Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, was flown and tested in Georgia skies in 2014. The aircraft, a 10-percent scale model of a medium-range twinjet airplane, can be used to test any number of aeronautical technologies, from advanced control algorithms to avant-garde wing designs. Looking to make a plane that was…

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Touchdown! NASA’s football stadium-sized scientific balloon takes flight

Posted September 5, 2018 by

NASA photograph The “Big 60,” NASA’s largest scientific balloon was launched from Fort Sumner, N.M., on Aug. 17, 2018. NASA successfully launched a football stadium-sized scientific balloon, dubbed the “Big 60,” on Aug. 17, from Fort Sumner, N.M., for the first time in more than 15 years. A second test flight was conducted Aug. 25….

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AF Technology Transfer Program office links technology with the mission and marketplace

Posted May 13, 2017 by Bryan Ripple

The Air Force Technology Transfer program has been hard at work in its efforts to share Air Force science and technology with academia, industry and state governments.

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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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Drone race: Human versus artificial intelligence

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., put their work to the test recently. Timing laps through a twisting obstacle course, they raced drones controlled by artificial intelligence (A.I.) against a professional human pilot.

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DOD, FDA partner to develop medical products for war fighters

Posted January 17, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. war fighters, officials of the agencies announced Jan. 16 in a media teleconference.

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AFOSR awards grants to 60 scientists, engineers through Young Investigator Research Program

Posted October 20, 2017 by

In January 2016, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded approximately $20.6 million in grants to 56 scientists and engineers from 41 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. This is to acknowledge an additional YIP recipient increasing the number of awards to…

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Electric motor test stand will help with future X-planes

Posted July 1, 2016 by Jay Levine

Before the first electric propulsion X-planes fly, such as the X-57, researchers at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research in California are using a unique test stand to understand the intricacies of how electric motor systems work.

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NASA Armstrong aircraft boasts new paint job

Posted January 8, 2016 by

NASA photograph The F-15D No. 897 jet used for research support and pilot proficiency, seen in flight above the Mojave Desert. Two NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center F-15D Eagle aircraft used for research support and pilot proficiency are getting new paint jobs. The aircraft sported charcoal grey when they were U.S. Air Force jets prior…

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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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