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Maintaining the atmosphere the human body is accustomed to has been a challenge plaguing high-altitude flight, and the +United States Air Force has spent years developing suits just for it. #AirForce   #TechReport   #technology
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New report on the challenges, opportunities, and the path forward in quantum information science, and a plan for high-performance computing released #QuantumInformationScience   #Computing
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Mr. James Fillerup recently hosted the 2016 Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics and Prognosis Program Review at Tec^Edge in Dayton, Ohio. This fundamental basic research program addresses the +United States Air Force needs in the following application areas: 1) New and revolutionary flight structures, 2) Multi-scale modeling and prognosis and 3) Structural dynamics under non-stationary conditions and extreme environments. Other game-changing and revolutionary structural mechanics problems relevant to the U.S. Air Force are also of interest.

Interested in AFOSR funding for your innovative research ideas? Click the link below to learn more. #AirForce   #BasicResearch  
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A team of researchers has developed a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate. The team expects the new technique will be effective in detecting trace amounts of organic molecules. The research was supported, in part, by MURI grants from ARO and AFOSR PO: Dr. James Fillerup, Multi-Scale Structural Mechanics and Prognosis. Read the full story at http://news.psu.edu/story/418359/2016/07/22/research/ultrasensitive-sensor-using-n-doped-graphene (Image: Terrones Lab/ +Penn State University) #BasicResearch   #MaterialsScience #AFOSRMURI  
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The +United States Air Force mission is to “fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.” In order to accomplish its mission, the Air Force invests in Systems & Software, which is the keystone of all advanced technology. The Systems & Software program, managed by AFOSR PO Dr. Kathleen Kaplan, actively searches for ideas with respect to two submissions: 1) Improving current AF systems, and; 2) Introducing cutting-edge research to expand the field of knowledge.

We are looking for research that will drastically improve current Air Force systems and help to develop new S&T for the benefit of the nation. To learn more, click the link below or visit our latest BAA on Grants.gov at http://go.usa.gov/xcuJ9 #AirForce   #BasicResearch   #Grants
Description The AF's mission is to “fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.” In order to accomplish its mission, the AF invests in Systems & Software, which is the keystone of all advanced technology. The Systems & Software program actively searches for ideas with respect to two ...
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AFOSR supported PI Professor James Caverlee is mentioned in a recent article published by Communications of the ACM: “The Rise of Social Bots” at http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/7/204021-the-rise-of-social-bots +Texas A&M University #AFOSRYIP  
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Forty years ago, the SR-71 flew at a speed of 2,193 mph to set the World Absolute Speed Record. Today, on the 40th anniversary of their record-breaking flight, retired +United States Air Force pilot Maj. Gen. Eldon "Al" Joersz and Lt. Col. George "GT" Morgan climbed into the cockpit of their Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird at the +Museum of Aviation. #Blackbird #Anniversary  
Al Joersz and George Morgan reunite at a Georgia museum with their SR-71 spy plane on the 40th anniversary of their world speed record: 2,193 mph.
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Congratulations to Dr. Hongbin Li!

Professor Li has been awarded a research grant to perform research in adaptive signal radar detection by AFOSR, PO: Dr. Kathleen Kaplan, Systems and Software:

“My research is focused on mathematical issues of the knowledge-aided weak signal detection problem. The problem is encountered in not only radar, but a wealth other applications from wireless communications, bioinformatics, hyperspectral imaging, to radio astronomy. So, I am hoping my research can have impacts in these fields as well" - Dr. Hongbin Li, +Stevens Institute of Technology

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Dr. Hongbin Li, professor and undergraduate program director in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a $350,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to perform research in adaptive signal radar detection.
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A team of scientists at The University of Texas at Austin used computer simulations to find a possible new source of gamma rays:

"One of the key results that we found is that a laser pulse can be efficiently converted into a beam of very energetic photons. They are more than one million times more energetic than the photons in the laser pulse. Until recently, there hasn't been a method for producing a beam of such energetic photons. So the proposed regime can be groundbreaking for a number of applications and also for fundamental science studies." -Alex Arefiev, #UTAustin  

Gamma ray production could benefit society through brain imaging, cancer therapy, and cargo scanning. +Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) #basicresearch   #physics   #supercomputers
TACC Stampede, Lonestar supercomputers help discover gamma ray creation from lasers
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A KC-46A Pegasus refuels a C-17 Globemaster III during a test flight July 12, 2016. The successful mission tested the hydraulic pressure relief valves installed on the KC-46A to correct higher than expected axial loads in the boom. (Boeing photo/Paul Weatherman)
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Have you ever wondered how your GPS works? Check out AFRL’s new #LabtoLife video to find out.

+Department of Defense +United States Air Force +U.S. Navy +The U.S. Army #GPS  
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We contributed in several critical ways to the GPS program. An early 1960s AFOSR research program resulted in the Code Division Multiple Access System (CDMA) that provided precise ranging and timing data, and allowed all satellites within a constellation to broadcast on the same frequency without interfering with each other. While operating under an AFOSR grant in 1967, Dr. Byron Knowles of +Texas A&M University conceptualized a design for a low cost GPS. In 1973 the results of this GPS design were integrated with other system initiatives, which eventually resulted in the NAVSTAR GPS program. It is significant to note that several other AFOSR programs were essential in making the GPS a viable system: Rudolf E. Kalman’s filtering system permits the routines that determine GPS positioning to update system parameters and to zero in on the correct satellite range and azimuth; Charles Townes’ maser work led to superior atomic clocks integral to the operation of every GPS satellite; additional GPS improvement came from Dr. Steven Chu, whose 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics was rooted in AFOSR program support. Dr. Chu’s efforts to cool and trap atoms with laser light led to a 1000-fold increase in atomic clock accuracy. An improvement of that time standard has ripple effects throughout every precision physics area. #BasicResearch  
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AFOSR PI Professor Panagiotis Artemiadis has developed a system to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. Artemiadis is the director of the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab and an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, +Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. To learn more about the research, check out “ASU researcher creates system to control robots with the brain” at https://asunow.asu.edu/20160710-discoveries-asu-researcher-creates-system-control-robots-brain #BasicResearch   #Breakthrough   #Robots  +CBS 5 AZ
An ASU researcher has developed a system to control multiple robots -- potentially hundreds -- with the human brain. “This is something nobody has done before.” (Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016)
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We discover, shape and champion basic science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force.
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Welcome to the official Google+ page of AFOSR. We discover, shape and champion basic science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force.
 
For sixty years, AFOSR has forged the foundations of science in every mission critical area for today’s Air Force, from integrated circuits, lasers, and stealth to anti-missile defense systems, hypersonics, and space travel. AFOSR personnel do not dream about what is possible—we accomplish what many believe is impossible. We focus on the science of the future today; enabling a future Air Force that will be far more technologically advanced than any peer.