Tag Archives: AFRL

Brig. Gen. William Cooley to Head Air Force Research Lab

Brig. Gen. William Cooley, program executive for programs and integration at the Missile Defense Agency, has been appointed as commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Ohio, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. He will lead the laboratory’s efforts to discover, build and integrate warfighting technologies for U.S. air, space and …

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Air Force, Ohio Plan Joint Investment in UAS Research Equipment

The U.S. Air Force and the state of Ohio plan to deploy research equipment worth $5 million at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in a bid to secure Federal Aviation Administration approval for unmanned aircraft use beyond a pilot’s line of sight, Springfield News-Sun reported Thursday. Allison Wichie writes Art Huber, director of operations at …

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Air Force Research Lab Develops Robotic Machine to Automate Material Research

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a robotic machine to autonomously design, conduct and evaluate experimental data to aid materials research processes. The U.S. Air Force said Saturday the Autonomous Research System brings together robotics, artificial intelligence and data science in efforts to complete up to 100 experiments per day. Benji Maruyama, a …

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Air Force, International Partners to Discuss Cooperative Space R&D Efforts

The U.S. Air Force and its international allies have scheduled a meeting Norway for next month to discuss efforts in cooperative research, development, testing and evaluation of space technologies for joint military operations, Space News reported Friday. Debra Werner writes Roberta Ewart, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s chief scientist, noted the …

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AFRL Creates Controlled Enclosure for Aircraft Biological Contaminant Elimination; Wendy Goodson Comments

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed an environmentally controlled enclosure that can heat up an entire aircraft at temperatures upwards of 180 degrees Fahrenheit to eliminate approximately 99.9 percent of biological contaminants. Wendy Goodson, AFRL biological materials team lead, supported the test and validation of the Joint Biological Agent Decontamination System designed to …

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Air Force Research Lab Studies Metal Fatigue in Aircraft Components

The Air Force Research Laboratory has conducted a study on metal fatigue in aircraft components to learn more about microscopic crack formations and their possible effects on aircraft safety. The metals branch of the lab’s materials and manufacturing directorate investigated the early stages of crack formation in turbine engine materials to find …

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Air Force Develops Open Architecture for ISR Ground System

A battle management team of the U.S. Air Force has developed an open architecture for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System that works to support the service branch’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. The Air Force said Thursday the team collaborated with the Air Combat Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory to …

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Air Force Research Lab, Industry Partners Create Remote Aircraft Inspection Tool

The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated with the Mercer Engineering Research Center, United Western Technologies and the Southwest Research Institute to develop a remote access tool for aircraft field maintainers. The Surgical Nondestructive Evaluation tool is designed to help maintainers determine serious aircraft structural problems may require attention during a scheduled depot maintenance, the Air Force …

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