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Foreign Object Debris Monitoring & Cleaning Autonomous Systems

DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs) searched for autonomous or remotely-operated systems that can be used for detection and monitoring of foreign object debris (FOD) from a runway. The search focus was on technologies that…

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Naval Air Systems Command Unveils a Breakthrough Alternative to Chromate-Based Primers for DoD Aircraft

In 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition chief John J. Young, Jr. issued a mandate requiring the military departments to find new ways to reduce their use of hexavalent chromium (also known as hex-chrome or Cr6+). Hex chrome, which became infamous in the eyes of the public after the release of the film, Erin

Work Begins on U.S. Air Force Research Into Flaw Formation in Powder Bed Fusion Processes

Work has begun on a $1.4 million project under the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS) program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) through America Makes. The project, which was announced at the 2018 RAPID + TCT event in Fort Worth, TX, commenced on June 13th. It will see a team

New Corrosion Evaluation System Makes “Sense” for Air Force

As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount to transition success. This is particularly important to scientists working to develop new, high performance Air Force coating technologies that meet strict environmental compliance needs in diverse operational conditions. Through a