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2010-06-02 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3-D holographic display and visualization technologies, announced today that it is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Under Full Multiplex Holographic Display (FMHD) Phase II the company will integrate its interactive 3-D holographic display system, the Dynamic 3-Dimensional Display (D3D), with a...

2010-05-14 10:58:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) hosted a press conference today at its Environmental Technology Facility in Johnstown, PA to showcase its efforts in designing an environmentally friendly system to remove coatings from U.S. Air Force aircraft. Complete depainting of aircraft is performed as part of the normal maintenance process. Presently, existing paint is removed with abrasive dry media or chemical paint removers. Conventional chemical...

2010-04-29 09:33:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Third Frontier, an unprecedented and bipartisan commitment to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs, is uniting Ohio's history of military innovation with new technologies that are leading the way for developments in national security. Ohio Third Frontier funds research that will greatly reduce casualties of war by improving the intelligence and data gathering capabilities of today's military and first...

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2010-04-19 12:25:00

Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Colorado State University researchers are trying to solve computationally difficult problems related to logistics planning, vehicle routing, resource allocation, circuit design, wireless frequency assignment and scheduling. Dr. Adele Howe and co-researcher, Dr. Darrell Whitley are passionate about finding the best possible solutions to some of the Air Force's most difficult problems by using a tremendous amount of data to verify analytical...

2010-03-31 16:35:00

Noted Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded researcher, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky is pioneering a new approach for measuring, anticipating and managing catastrophic risks, sometimes called "Black Swans" or natural catastrophes like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and floods that may possibly enhance the Air Force's capabilities of preparing for disasters. "This research is important because it will provide solid foundations to help the Air Force and the public better prepare for the...

2010-03-09 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Airbase Technologies Division to perform research and development of technologies for deployed airbase infrastructure, force protection and homeland defense operations. Officials estimate the potential value of the 3-year contract at $9.9 million. Jacobs will provide technical expertise to execute a...

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2010-03-04 07:59:28

Mini-thrusters or miniature, electric propulsion systems are being developed, which could make it easier for the Air Force's small satellites, including the latest CubeSats, to perform space maneuvers and undertake formidable tasks like searching for planets beyond our solar system. With Air Force Office of Scientific Research funding, researchers led by Dr. Paulo Lozano at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are considering the advantages of electric propulsion over more traditional...

2010-03-03 09:08:01

Dr. Lalana Kagal and fellow researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a standard policy language to achieve flexible and dynamic Web security when information is shared between agencies, countries and organizations. The research, funded under the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program, supports recent Ph.D. graduates and encourages basic research like that of Kagal and her team members, Fatih Turkmen and Matt Cherian. This research...

2010-02-03 15:07:00

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), producer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software for integrated analysis of space, defense and intelligence assets, and its business partner Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI) are jointly developing products to support the entire spacecraft life cycle. The concepts will be demonstrated during the Technical Exhibits Session at the 2010 GN&C Conference in Breckenridge, CO, on February 6. (Logo:...

2010-01-28 09:30:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has signed an agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop formal flight and sensor operator training courses designed to enhance the proficiency and competence of Air Force Research Laboratory small unmanned aircraft systems flight operations with the goal of minimizing unmanned aircraft mishaps. Wyle and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio will develop and validate...


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  • A spider.
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