Our scientists discover new applications for radar and electro-optic sensors that give our country an undeniable mission advantage.

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Sensing Technology

At the beginning of the aviation age, the airplane had one mission, staying in the air. As the speed and altitude of planes increased, they quickly outpace the pilot’s ability to react to the ever-increasing sensory load. From the early instrumentation of the Wright Brothers, to the fused sensor picture of the latest fifth generation fleet, AFRL’s research excellence has extended what the pilot can feel, hear, and see.

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