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  • Cooley discusses ‘Lab Life’ on AFRL podcast

    Major General William Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is the featured guest on AFRL’s podcast, “Lab Life,” available July 10. Lab Life brings listeners behind the scenes with Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow’s technologies today.
  • VKF Wind Tunnel D officially returns to service as an AFRL research facility

    A multiyear, multimillion dollar effort has led to the successful reactivation of von Kármán Gas Dynamics Facility (VKF) Wind Tunnel D at Arnold Air Force Base, officially ending a period of dormancy for the tunnel that exceeded its original run.Tunnel D is operated, managed and scheduled by members of the Air Force Research Laboratory High Speed
  • University of Florida set to become home for Air Force research in assured autonomy

    The Air Force is interested in this research area because it needs its autonomous systems to be able to execute high-level mission plans with verifiable assurances despite uncertain adversarial environments. In these contested environments, the integrity and availability of sensor information and communications are challenged, and key innovations are still needed to make tools that can operate with limited resources and also account for uncertainty and cyber security.
  • X-60A hypersonic flight research vehicle program completes critical design review

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems Division, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc., is developing the X-60A vehicle. It is an air-dropped liquid rocket specifically designed for hypersonic flight research.   X-60A program completed its
  • New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes

    From supersonic flight to GPS and space food, big developments come out of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The “Lab Life” podcast provides listeners insight into the fascinating work and lives of the people who lead the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces
  • Advanced roof inspection technologies among eight finalists for AFIMSC’s inaugural ‘Innovation Rodeo’

    One in a series profiling our AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo finalists. For more on the finalists and rodeo results, visit https://www.afimsc.af.mil/Innovation/
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, partnered with Wright Brothers Institute, announce International “Swarm and Search AI Challenge”

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, United Kingdom Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or DSTL, in collaboration with Wright Brothers Institute and University of Dayton Research Institute, announced, the “Swarm and Search AI Challenge: 2019 Fire Hack.” The challenge will explore new, efficient and resilient ways to plan complex unmanned aerial systems search and rescue missions. Concurrent challenges in the U.S. and the U.K. will conclude with a final showdown taking place March 29 - 31, 2019.
  • Maker Hub, AFRL “sprint” to innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To build strength and endurance, athletes perform “intervals” or short, intense periods of exertion designed for maximum benefit in the shortest time possible. Thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Maker Hub at the Wright Brothers Institute, that same kind of benefit is possible for some of the Air
  • AFRL, NASA partner on aerospace physiology to spin into next era of space travel

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – It’s not often that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosts astronauts testing in its facilities. In fact, it’s been since the 1960s.  But due in part to the relationship between the Air Force and NASA as well as the location and unique capabilities of the Defense Department’s only human-rated centrifuge, 10
  • Defenders go mobile with new comm system

    96th Security Forces Squadron began testing a new communication system for base defense called the Android Tactical Assault Kit. The tablet-based system has the potential to change and update how security forces squadrons manage their base defense mission.
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