Tag Archives: AFRL

Air Force to Hold Industry Event for Mobility-Focused Small Business Tech Transfer Solicitation

Innovation

The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX innovation arm will host an event on July 15 and 16 to brief small businesses and academic entities on the service branch’s efforts to utilize commercial technologies for military applications, the service branch reported on Friday.

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AF Scientific Research Office Takes Spot at U.K.-Based Innovation Hub

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Research Laboratory's scientific research office has engaged with the Translation and Innovation Hub or I-HUB located in Imperial College, London, to foster international collaboration. The move aims to fortify AFRL's partnerships with the U.K. defense ministry, academia and non-traditional entities, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Tuesday.

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Air Force Funds Research Efforts in Quantum Technologies

AFRL

Twenty-three small businesses received $5.25 million in contract funds from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to accelerate research efforts for quantum technologies through the first phase of the Small Business Technology Transfer program. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded 35 contracts worth $150,000 each during a two-day virtual quantum collider pitch event.

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Ohio-Based USAF Station to Purchase New 3D Printer

U.S. Air Force

The 910th Maintenance Group, operating at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, has received funds worth $72K to purchase a new 3D printer and further implement the use of additive manufacturing. The group will procure an AON3D printer to advance additive manufacturing work done in collaboration with Air Force Research Laboratory, Youngstown State University, AF Life Cycle Management Center and other partnered entities, the Defense Logistics Agency said Tuesday.

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AFRL Unveils COVID-19 Forecast Model Dev’t Project

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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing forecast models to help the government carry out reopening decisions amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The models will employ information from open data sources to simulate events within counties and military installations in the U.S., the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

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AFRL Fields Centrifuge in NASA Space Launch

AFRL/NASA

A human-rated centrifuge built by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) participated in a NASA space launch Saturday. The centrifuge features interchangeable cockpits and works to adapt and accommodate any customer at an accelerated pace, the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

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AFRL Modifies Existing Gas Detector Program to Address COVID-19

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Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the University of Michigan have partnered to develop a tool that could identify the relation the acute respiratory disease syndrome present in COVID-19. AFRL's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate provided researchers to support IARPA's Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power Interrogation program, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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