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U.S. Space Force Offers Alternative to Technology Contracting

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force is providing alternative contracting methods through which technology companies may secure opportunities more easily, Space News reported Wednesday. Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's space vehicles directorate, said at AFWERX's EngageSpace event that his group is searching for technologies that have dual uses.

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AFRL to Pursue New Studies on Ionosphere, Cislunar Space

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has unveiled plans for two new space projects administered by AFRL's space vehicles directorate, Space News reported Wednesday. The first project will experiment on low orbit satellite instruments, and the second one will test sensors designed to monitor the space between Earth and the moon.

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AFRL Launches Quantum Tech Accelerator, Innovation Center

Quantum Science

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has opened an innovation hub for quantum research and development in Rome, N.Y., and is partnering with the academe on a competitive program focused on the emerging concept. AFRL said the Innovare Advancement Center will support the lab’s “Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator” program.

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider: Space Force Should Work With Industry to Advance Tech Roadmap

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Maj. Gen. Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer for the U.S. Space Force, said the service is set to publish its 2020 science and technology roadmap and recognizes the need to work with industry to bring that plan to fruition.

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AFRL Unveils Augmented Learning Tech Dev’t Project

AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is currently developing an augmented learning system designed to help warfighters accelerate learning activities. The Neural Learning System will work to help users rapidly acquire new knowledge and skills through closed-loop modulation of cognitive states.

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DoD Eyes Open Architecture Framework for Directed Energy Weapon Systems

Energy Weapons

The Department of Defense (DoD) is looking to deploy a modular open system architecture (MOSA) to support the operations of directed-energy weapons such as microwave systems and high-powered lasers. The DoD and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) are working on a draft MOSA strategy that will be available for feedback in the coming months

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AFRL, Other Military Offices Take Presence at U.K.-Based Science Campus

AFRL

International research offices of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army have established presence at White City Campus, a science hub managed by Imperial College London. The tri-service research offices have occupied space at the campus to strengthen collaboration with the U.K. defense ministry.

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AFRL, Wright Brothers Institute Partner to Launch Virtual Communications Competition for Universities; Stephen Hary Quoted

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Wright Brothers Institute have partnered to virtually administer a competition through which university students exhibit skills in communications technology. This year's Beyond 5G University Challenge tasks its participants to develop applications for software-defined radios and networks.

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