Accession Number : ADA543190


Title :   Air Force Research Laboratory Technology Milestones 2010


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a543190.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the science and technology arm of the Air Force, supplying vast and unparalleled service in air, space, and cyber domains. AFRL's support of the warfighter is reflected in its enterprise-wide commitment to the future--game-changing technologies in all realms--and its laserlike focus on details that alter the face of battle. This one entity--AFRL--is in truth thousands of scientists and engineers whose work, while disparate, is unified in a dedication to the influential science and technology that positions the Air Force at the forefront of innovation. AFRL Technology Milestones Program The AFRL Technology Milestones program chronicles these endeavors and spotlights their significance on several fronts: addressing urgent warfighter needs, pursuing discovery, and transitioning results when other military or commercial interest warrants. AFRL's workforce (comprising more than 1,300 military; 5,200 civilian; and 4,300 on-site contractor personnel) is, on any given day, concentrating on technologies as diverse as insect-sized micro air vehicles, algae-based biofuels, aircrew comfort, and holographic optics. Diversity does not end there; the lab's dedication to workplace diversity is highlighted in the Diversity section, emphasizing the importance placed on this facet of technological achievement. In documenting AFRL's dedication to Air Force operational preeminence, these Technology Milestones summarize the lab's research and development contributions that commenced, concluded, or gained steady progress in 2010. Viewed individually, the stories provide snapshots of AFRL's myriad science and technology activities. Collectively, they paint a portrait of a lab strong in talent, long on vision, and resolute in mission.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , *AIR FORCE RESEARCH , *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , HOLOGRAPHY , MISSIONS , LABORATORIES , PERSONNEL , WORK , ORGANIZATIONS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , AIR FORCE , RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE