A Week in Review: 3/18/12 to 3/24/12

A quick recap of AFRL and AFOSR news mentions over the past week.

March 19, 2012

10 Brilliant DARPA Inventions
The On-Line System was the brainchild of PC mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart, who in 1961 proposed to the director of information sciences of the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research to “develop a comprehensive framework for augmenting human intellect”.

Wright-Patt serves as support hub for Afghanistan
The Air Force Research Laboratory has responded to pleas from battlefield commanders for improvements that can help combat search and rescue specialists and the joint terminal attack controllers who work with U.S. aircraft to direct strikes on enemy targets. AFRL personnel at Wright-Patterson have helped develop and test lighter, longer-lasting batteries and more sophisticated night-vision technology.

March 20, 2012
Air Force Office of Scientific Research hosts nanotechnology pioneer
Dr. Mirkin’s presentation was part of a continuing series of events planned throughout the coming year as part of AFOSR’s 60th anniversary celebration and was scheduled during AFOSR’s annual Spring Review program, taking advantage of an audience from numerous science and technology organizations holding wide-ranging scientific and engineering interests.

March 21, 2012
Optoelectronics industry seeks manufacturing comeback
Several Ohio universities will work with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson to create a facility that will eventually be designated as a “trusted assembly/packaging plant” for photonics.

March 22, 2012
AEDC’s Tunnel 9 is the site of unique program debut
Arnold Engineering Development Center’s White Oak site in Silver Spring, Md., is home to a new and innovative program sponsored by the Test Resource Management Center and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.