'We picked the best one that could be developed into a product the Air Force can use in the field,' said Mike Gran AFRL
The flight is a testament to AFRL
's ability to rapidly innovate technology from concept to application in a safe build up approach while still maintaining low cost and short timelines.
The contract is a part of the Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program by AFRL
and is an important step towards the maturation of protective airborne laser systems.
It's a tactic that has kept Ryan Helbach, a hypersonic engineer for AFRL
at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, studying Supersonic Combustion Ramjet technology for the Air Force.
CSRA's team of scientists and engineers will assist AFRL
in conducting research to further understand how humans interact with technology and how the interaction is influenced by trust.
is particularly concerned with the possibility that lead-free solder alloys might be used in high-reliability aerospace electronics, and is looking for ways to mitigate potential failure mechanisms.
James Grote has worked at AFRL
for 30 years and is an acknowledged leader in several areas of research and development, including laser gyros, nonlinear electro-optic sensor materials and devices, optical interconnects and optical lithography, and DNA-based materials and devices.
"We are proud to have been asked by SAIC and the AFRL
to participate in this effort" says UV Robotics president, Paul Mills.
"Completing the modification to our AFRL
contract provides additional funds for development of a suitable high-temperature CIGS substrate.
Donald Patti, chief scientist of AFRL
's Air Vehicles Directorate, says that the adaptability of the wing makes it a shoo-in for use in future generations of robotic military-spy planes that hover at high altitudes for long periods of time.
Kathleen Mandell, Ph.D., through a partnership with the AFRL
and the Office of Naval Research Joint Science and Technology Reserve Project, and with the support of Dr.
A laser device developed by AFRL
scientists at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., will be the first man-portable, non-lethal deterrent weapon intended to protect troops and control hostile crowds.