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  • Earth Day focus — Beaming solar power from satellite array

    In honor of Earth Day, the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is highlighting its efforts toward harnessing the Sun’s energy, converting it to radio frequency, or RF, and beaming it to the Earth providing a green power source for the U.S. and allied forces.

  • Equipping Space Force operators through innovation

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) - U.S. Space Force organizations at Kirtland AFB led the 2nd Annual Delta Innovation Summit held in February. Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, and Col. Joseph Roth, director of the Space Systems Command 

  • Edison Grants empower researchers in uniform

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – What started in an Air Force Academy classroom could end up benefiting women worldwide, thanks to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Edison Grant Program.An Edison Grant also is allowing a young AFRL scientist-in-uniform to lead experiments with a

  • Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program promotes international cooperation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Although Leon Plouviez, a graduate scientist from the United Kingdom recently completed a six-month assignment at AFRL, he continues to collaborate with his technical sponsor, Dr. Christopher Schrock, an engineer in the Aerospace Systems Directorate.“The work

  • Enemy drone operators may soon face the power of THOR

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – With small unmanned aircraft systems – frequently called drones, becoming more common every day, the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, has developed a counter-swarm high power weapon that should cause those with