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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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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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Armstrong engine shop is one-of-a-kind

Posted May 6, 2016 by Jay Levine

No matter what the challenge with an aircraft engine, Enrique "Henry" Hernandez at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Engine Shop can fix it.

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AFRL researchers help shape the future of nano-electronics

Posted May 13, 2017 by Derek Hardin

The future of nano-electronics is here. A team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines, and the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a novel method for the synthesis of a composite material that has the potential of vastly improving the electronics used by the Air Force.

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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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New Jersey company commercializes Air Force technology for the warfighter

Posted July 27, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

Newcomer Arms photograph A military mounting system (MOLLE) and a hip belt with a Ruck Dock receiver is shown. The Ruck Dock receiver is part of a two piece system that allows a person carrying a MOLLE or other backpack evenly distribute the weight and quickly couple or decouple the system. The technology was developed…

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NASA research could save commercial airlines billions in new era of aviation

Posted January 4, 2016 by

The nation’s airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA’s aeronautics researchers during the past six years.

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NASA seeks proposals to guide development of ultra-efficient transport X-planes

Posted July 22, 2016 by

NASA photograph by Lillian Gipson NASA and its partners plan to design, build and fly X-planes fueled by green energy, that use half the fuel and are only half as loud. NASA is looking for partners in its efforts to design X-planes to help demonstrate greener, quieter airliner technologies. The agency has put out a…

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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board announces 2018 studies

Posted September 22, 2017 by

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board revealed its 2018 major studies during their Fall meeting Sept. 21, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The new study areas focus on topics deemed critical by the secretary of the Air Force and chief of staff of the Air Force. Maintaining technology superiority is the larger of the two studies…

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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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