Tag Archives: AFRL

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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AFRL’s Kristen Schario Nabs DOD Tech Transfer Achievement Award

Kristen Schario, director of research and technology applications for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s aerospace systems directorate, has received the Defense Department‘s 2016 George Linsteadt Technology Transfer Achievement Award. DoD said Tuesday the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering provides the award to DoD government and non-government employees that contributed in …

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Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry Named AFRL Commander

Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, formerly vice commander of the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, has been named chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Col. Mark Baird, special assistant to the commander of the Air Force Material Command, will succeed McMurry as SMC’s vice chief and …

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US Air Force Wants Info on New Electronic Warfare Receivers

The U.S. Air Force is seeking information on the next generation of electronic warfare receivers in an effort to address modern and emerging radar threat waveforms, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. Michael Peck writes the Air Force issued a request for information to gather industry feedback the service will use to …

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