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Tunnel 9 moves closer to 360-degree TSP capability

Posted January 17, 2018 by Brad Hicks

Air Force photograph The team at AEDC Hypervelocity Tunnel 9, White Oak, Maryland, conducts a test on the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser using temperature-sensitive paint and the recently-developed plenum view capability prototype. The plenum view prototype allows for data collection from the windward side of a test article and moves Tunnel 9 closer to…

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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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AFRL licenses antibody breakthrough for humanitarian use

Posted December 29, 2017 by Holly Jordan

Natural or man-made disasters can result in large-scale catastrophes for vast populations, but through a technology licensing agreement with local innovators, the Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is looking to ease the burden and put bio-technology to use for humankind.

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SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

Posted December 22, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket Dec. 20 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., a month before its first launch. Photos show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar, missing the cargo for the January test flight.

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AFRL shares AgilePod data with industry to further development

Posted December 6, 2017 by Mindy Cooper

The Air Force Research Laboratory is sharing the technical data package for AgilePod with the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance community to further the development of compatible sensor products.

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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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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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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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Aviation renaissance

Posted November 8, 2017 by

An aviation renaissance, one focused on energy efficiency and economic impact, is on the horizon, and it’s changing how engineers look at aircraft power and design. 

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NASA selects new technologies to flight test

Posted November 3, 2017 by

NASA has selected nine space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to a real-world environment.

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