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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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AFOSR Awards Grants to 43 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program

Posted October 13, 2017 by

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Oct. 11 it will award approximately $19.1 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers from 37 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across…

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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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California Air Guard drone helps authorities fight Carr Fire

Posted August 1, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Edward Sigenza

A critical aspect of fighting a raging wildfire, such as the Carr Fire in Northern California, comes from the skies and onto a sheet of paper.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

Posted November 17, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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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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NASA plans first beyond visual line-of-sight drone demo

Posted October 14, 2016 by

In mid-October NASA partners will fly five unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, beyond visual line-of-sight of their human operators-in-command, to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of NASA’s UAS traffic management research platform.

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AFRL-developed Electrical Systems Tester supports B-52 depot maintenance

Posted December 3, 2018 by Jill Bohn and Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph A Electrical Systems Tester hardware unit positioned inside an aircraft during a test. A cooperative research effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center has led to the development of a next-generation electrical systems tester that will support B-52 depot maintenance and…

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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 Langley puts supersonic X-plane model to the test

Posted October 16, 2017 by Tamara Dietrich

A day trip to Moscow? Paris for lunch? NASA’s quest for low-boom supersonic aircraft technology could one day revolutionize commercial air travel. Now NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is putting a sleek supersonic model plane through its paces in its 14-by-22 wind tunnel to move that vision closer to reality. It’s called the…

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