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  • AEDC tests directed energy system in wind tunnel

    The Aerodynamics Branch of Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base is helping the Air Force take directed energy (DE) systems airborne.DE systems use high-energy lasers or microwaves to degrade or destroy threats and targets. “There is a growing interest for directed energy systems within the DOD [Department of Defense] for
  • SBIR effort to enhance measurement of hypersonic wind tunnel velocities demonstrated at Tunnel 9

    The measurement of velocity in a hypersonic wind tunnel facility is no easy feat.Along with the difficulties posed by the extremely high speeds, the measurement process must be non-intrusive to prevent disturbance of the flow field, a possibility that is only heightened due to the low densities within the tunnel.But, thanks to a Small Business
  • Proven accelerator program welcomes second cohort

    With a tested model in place, organizers of The U.S. Air Force Lab with MassChallenge program, a two-year pilot project designed to increase non-traditional participation in Small Business Innovative Research program opportunities, announced its second cohort March 30. Atomic-6, BoatBox Technologies, CorePower Magnetics, Inergy, Kinnami Software, Measure Global, OxbyEl Technologies, Particle.One, Rhoman Aerospace, and Sentenai Inc. make up the second group to benefit from the specialized mentorship and support offered by MassChallenge and Air Force experts.
  • AEDC Aeropropulsion team augments AFWERX Rapid Test Technique Development effort

    The Arnold Engineering Development Complex Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force team at Arnold Air Force Base has become involved with AFWERX to explore ways to reduce the time required to prepare to test new U.S. Air Force turbine engines.AFWERX is an Air Force initiative started in 2017 to foster a culture of innovation within the service.Through
  • AEDC Aeropropulsion personnel testing software to aid in structural analysis

    Structural testing of new turbine engine designs can result in terabytes of data recorded from hundreds of sensors.  This data - collected during High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) characterization tests – traditionally required experts months to analyze and determine if the engine is safe to operate in an aircraft.“That is why the same question remains –
  • AEDC hypersonic tests to benefit from improvements to emissivity measurement accuracy

    As hypersonic vehicle development heats up, the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Aerothermal Measurements Laboratory (ATML) is preparing to help test engineers know just how hot it is getting.When a vehicle travels at high rates of speed, friction of the air against the vehicle generates heat that can threaten the integrity of the vehicle’s
  • Air Force to host advanced manufacturing and sustainment technologies Virtual Collider Event

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is holding a special Collider Event on Jan. 12, in response to the latest Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) open topic solicitations 21.1 and 21.A. This event focuses
  • AFRL-small business partnership offers help in tight situations

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As nearly every homeowner or backyard mechanic knows, performing repairs in tight spaces can be tricky at best, and potentially dangerous at worst. For aircraft maintainers, the hazards can be much more complex. To help address these issues, the Air Force Research Laboratory is partnering with small
  • AFWERX announces Reimagining Energy Challenge for Department of Defense

    AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation catalyst, announces the Reimagining Energy for the DOD Challenge, seeking solutions to create the future of resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage. The Department of Defense (DOD) is currently the largest energy consumer globally. By reducing demand and reliance on petroleum and modernizing the energy infrastructure, the Air Force can improve the way they consume energy, increase sustainability and remain adaptable to future impacts of climate change and reduction in fossil fuels.
  • AFVentures Fellowship forges connections between military, Silicon Valley

    The inaugural AFVentures Fellowship brought together 21 Airmen to be trained in investment and risk management to strengthen their ability to develop and deliver essential capabilities to the Air Force’s mission from February 10 to March 20.
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