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FAA Tech Center’s Full-Scale Fire Test Facility

The picture shows a full-length wide body DC-10 test fuselage (right) and a full-length narrow body 707 fuselage (left) in the FAA William J Hughes Technical Center’s Full-Scale Fire Test Facility. Virtually any aircraft fire scenario can be recreated in this facility, including in-flight cargo...
FAA Tech Center’s POWER Laboratory Test Engine
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FAA Tech Center’s POWER Laboratory Test Engine

Pictured above, FAA Airframe and Power Plant licensed technical specialists install a turbocharged 350-horsepower engine for use in the anti-detonation testing of unleaded aviation test fuels. Located in the Propulsion and AirpOWer Engineering Research (POWER) Laboratory, this engine model will be...
FAA’s Aerospace Medical Research in Forensic Toxicology
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FAA’s Aerospace Medical Research in Forensic Toxicology

In the featured image above, biological specimens from fatal aviation accident victims are received and catalogued by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) forensic sciences laboratory for subsequent toxicological evaluation. Postmortem fluids and tissues are analyzed for the presence of over...
FAA CAMI FlexSim
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FAA’s Aerospace Medical Research—Cabin Safety

The Cabin Safety Team of the FAA’s Aerospace Medical Research Division monitors passenger egress and survival in a variety of conditions. A life-size Flexible Aircraft Cabin Simulator (FlexSim) is used to assess the impacts of tilt, smoke, and other factors that could influence the ability to...
Fermilab VXIBoard
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Fermilab’s Magnetron Technology

Fermilab's novel injection-locked magnetron technology provides excellent phase and amplitude control in superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities, the technology of choice to generate powerful particle beams. Fermilab's technology can reduce the cost of RF power for compact SRF accelerators...
Fire Ant Detection
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Fire Ant Detection

Fire ant introductions are a constant problem at ports and quarantine boundaries. Ants detected on cargo must be rapidly identified to minimize shipping delays. In response to this need, a rapid, field-portable kit capable of identifying fire ants by untrained personnel was developed by USDA...
Sandia foam
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Formulas Effectively Tackle a Growing Number of Toxic Threats

The patented Sandia Decontamination Technology is a safe, effective, easy-to-use disinfectant that handles biological and chemical threats including emerging infectious diseases, clandestine drug labs, mold, fungi, viruses, and bacteria. It is a two- or three-part system consisting of hydrogen...

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