An Unexpected Opportunity While TDY
A recent TDY serving as an analyst for an exercise at Ramstein AFB turned into an opportunity to serve on a JTF for a real-world scenario. AFIT professor Lt Col Rob Neher (ENC) and recent AFIT graduates were participating in Austere Challenge 08 when they were asked to extend their stay and support JTF Nomad Fire.
AFIT Graduates Class of March 2008
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2008 graduation ceremony Thursday at the Dayton Masonic Center. The graduating class was awarded 247 master’s degrees and seven doctorates (one student was awarded a dual master’s degree).
AFIT Project Soars into Space
On March 11th, space shuttle Endeavor carried aloft an experiment designed, built, and tested by students at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The RIGEX project, which stands for Rigidizable Inflatable Get–Away–Special Experiment, is designed to test and collect data on inflatable and rigidizable structures in space.
AFIT student nominated for best paper award
Capt. Byron Nicholson presents his paper “Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Informatics Security” at the 2008 Southern Association for Information Systems Conference held at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, on 13-15 March 2008. Dr. Michael R. Grimaila and Dr. Dennis Strouble co-authored the paper which was nominated for a Best Paper Award.
Stealth Technology at AFIT: Now you see us...
The close ties between the AFIT faculty and the LO user community create a singular learning environment for its graduates that allows them to “hit the ground running” as they move on to their follow-on assignments. AFIT’s 20 year contribution legacy includes more than 100 masters and PhD students actively serving our great nation in all aspects LO technology development and its employment.
On the TecEdge
AFIT’s current research thrust in support of the TecEdge mission is primarily in small target tracking. Specifically, four MS students are working in the areas of context-aided tracking, change detection, feature-aided tracking, hyperspectral-augmented tracking, and track prediction. Combined, these projects address the asymmetrical threats in urban environments through the exploitation of persistent surveillance systems.
AFIT releases GPS System Engineering case study
While awaiting the arrival of the definitive history of the Global Positioning System, students of the premier GNSS program might want to take a look at a systems engineering case study released last month by the Center for Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio.
CESS prepares mechanical engineers for deployed design roles
New energy efficiency requirements in federal facilities, combined with LEED standards and increasing HVAC requirements at expeditionary locations, led to the operational need for a new HVAC Design Course. To meet the need, AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School has reintroduced the ENG 561 - HVAC Analysis & Design Course with an innovative combination of distance learning and in-residence material.
AFIT/ENV Department Head writes “Book of the Month”
Congratulations to Dr. Adedeji Badiru, professor and head of the the Systems and Engineering Management Department in AFIT/EN. His book, Industrial Project Management: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques, was selected as “Book of the Month” by Industrial Engineer Magazine in December 2007.
AFIT commandant witnesses OFE and badging by AFIT's CESS
AFIT Commandant Brig Gen Paula Thornhill proudly witnessed the badging of 73 newly trained Civil Engineer and Services officers into their respective career fields. The company grade officers graduated from the Civil Engineer and Services School’s initial skills training courses that consist of a resident classroom phase held at AFIT followed by Officer Field Education.
Construction projects underway at AFIT
Winter is not a typical construction season, but crews are working at the Air Force Institute of Technology even now. In the year since its groundbreaking last December, Building 646 has taken shape. Meanwhile, inside, the second floor of Building 641 is undergoing a complete renovation.
AFIT SPASS Lab Achieves “(AF) Blue Glow”
The Air Force Institute of Technology's newest laboratory, the Space Propulsion Analysis and System Simulator (SPASS), has just reached a major milestone. The inside of the two meter diameter vacuum chamber is currently glowing a distinctive Air Force blue.