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AFRL provides environmentally-preferred alternatives for removing radome coatings

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Radomes, tail cones, and other fiberglass or composite components on E-3, KC-135, and B-52 aircraft are coated with polyurethane rain erosion resistant coatings to protect them from the effects of rain erosion in flight. Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC) production workers must remove the coatings during depot overhaul to allow for inspection and repair….

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ONR features technology for Marines of future

Posted September 22, 2014 by

From virtual training to laser weapons, the Office of Naval Research is showcasing a range of technologies at Modern Day Marine exposition Sept. 23-25 that will prepare Marines as they continue to face an increasingly complex security landscape. ONR program officers will be in booth no. 2305 during the event, held at Marine Corps Base…

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LOCUST: Autonomous, swarming UAVs fly into the future

Posted April 17, 2015 by David Smalley

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research announced April 14 recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — part of the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology program.

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DARPA seeks non-thermal approaches to thin-film deposition

Posted April 26, 2012 by

When the Department of Defense wants to build a jet engine, it doesn’t put a team of engineers in a hangar with a block of metal and some chisels. Jet engines are made up of individual components that are carefully assembled into a finished product that possesses the desired performance capabilities. In the...

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NASA’s undersea mission submerges in the Atlantic

Posted June 12, 2012 by

An international crew of aquanauts is settling into its home on the ocean floor, where the team will spend 12 days testing concepts for a potential asteroid mission. The expedition is the 16th excursion of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. The crew of four began its mission in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s…

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First technology licensing agreement reached for AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research

Posted July 30, 2012 by

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research recently received approval of its first commercial licensing agreement for software protection. The Enhanced Signed Code Application for Page-level Execution system is an operating system protection technology developed by CCR Research Engineer Bill Kimball. ESCAPE is a patent-pending technology successfully transferred to industry partner, SCADA…

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NASA accepting applications for aeronautics scholarships

Posted September 12, 2012 by

NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2013. NASA expects to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in an aeronautical engineering program or related field. Undergraduate students who have at least two years of…

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X-48 Blended Wing Body Research aircraft makes 100th test flight

Posted November 5, 2012 by

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas The upgraded X-48C version of Boeing’s Blending Wing Body subscale research aircraft banks over Rogers Dry Lake near “Contractors’ Row” at Edwards Air Force Base during a test flight Oct. 16, 2012. Combined with the earlier X-48B version, the X-48 technology demonstrator has now flown 100 test missions, more than…

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ATTREX campaign: Into the stratosphere for better climate science

Posted January 25, 2013 by

NASA is about to begin a multi-year airborne science campaign to investigate unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere and how its chemistry is changing Earth in a warming climate.

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NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory marks 100th flight

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NASA photograph by Tom Tschida The staff of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) gathered on the ramp outside the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., to mark a milestoneóthe flying observatory’s 100th flight. The airborne observatory departed from the facility that evening on an engineering flight for the German Receiver for Astronomy…

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