The Air Force Research Laboratory conducted a demonstration for an Aerojet Rocketdyne-built rocket engine preburner designed under the Hydrocarbon Boost program. The HCB preburner can operate under austere conditions and siphons external energy to power engine systems, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate partnered with Wright Cycle Company and small business firm Energective to demonstrate the potential applications of virtual and augmented reality in future aircraft maintenance procedures.
AFRL showcased during the recent Air Vehicles Technology Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, a mixed reality display tool designed to provide step-by-step instructions on how to change tires of a Wright Cycle Company bicycle, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have partnered to set up a center of excellence that will focus on addressing materials design challenges through machine learning and data science approaches.Read More »
A group within Air Force Research Laboratory has been recognized for a portable technology that allows users to secure doors during gunfights. The team, consisting of members from AFRL’s 711th Human Performance Wing, is the recipient of a 2019 Defense Innovation Award, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Monday.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $7.1M grant to Cornell University for the establishment of a new research facility. Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, a national physics research site, will have a new subfacility for materials research via AFRL’s support, the university said Wednesday.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has issued a $4.8M grant to support Florida International University's research project on foldable, reconfigurable origami antennas. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research awarded the grant that follows another existing $4.8M investment in Transforming Antennas Center, an FIU-based organization that develops origami-based antennas, the university said Tuesday.Read More »
The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with academic and corporate institutions to study polymides, a type of heat-resistant material used in the spacecraft and spacecraft component production, in order to enhance the defenses and operational capabilities of current and future space vessels.Read More »