Air Force Research Laboratory – Aerospace Systems Directorate
The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate develops scramjet engines, alternative fuels, unmanned vehicles, hypersonic vehicles, and technologies for collision avoidance and aircraft energy optimization, drawing on its supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels and world-class facilities for fuels research, structural testing, compressor research, rocket testing, and flight simulation.
Rapid detection of bio-contamination in fuel tanks
Accurate and quantitative real-time detection of microbial growth in fuel in the field before high cell density is reached
Bulk permanent magnetic nanocomposites having a low rare...
Materials and streamlined production to meet the growing demands for permanent magnets
Functionalized fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane production method
Tunable structure of the functionalized F-POSS compounds provides unprecedented access to fluorinated building blocks for manufacturing super-hydrophobic and super-oleophobic materials that are mechanically robust...
Durable, water repelling surface materials
Material is ideal for the creation of superhydrophobic and superoleophobic surfaces, separation media, and release films
Variable camber compliant wing
Morphing the shape of a wing in flight broadens the mission capability of an aircraft, creates energy efficiencies, and reduces noise
Turbine blade cooling
Mini-trench shaped (MTS) hole configuration provides a better distribution of cooling flow over any hot surface
Nanoparticle polymer additives
Nanocomposites with superior thermal stability and oxidation resistance
Removal and prevention of mineral scaling
Self-releasing polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) compound
Generating hydrogen from aluminum nanoparticles and water
Spontaneous generation of hydrogen achieved efficiently by combining stabilized aluminum nanoparticles with room temperature water
Solid electrolyte rechargeable lithium battery
Prototype solid electrolyte rechargeable lithium battery with high energy capacity that improves safety over liquid electrolyte lithium battery systems