Ohio Federal Research Network

Ohio Federal Research Network team demos battery with double lifespan

OFRN Press Release – March 8, 2019 (Springfield, OH)… An Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) project team, led by Dr. Vikas Prakash of Case Western Reserve University, successfully flew a drone outfitted with structural batteries for 171 minutes – nearly double the roughly 90-minute lifespan of a standard UAV battery —in a demo late February at […]

Ohio Federal Research Network Pools Research on Next-Generation Battery

OFRN Press Release – December 4, 2018 (Dayton, Ohio)… A new Lithium-Sulfur battery being developed in an Ohio research collaboration can store two to three times as much energy as the most efficient Lithium-Ion battery on the market. Over the past many years, groups like the United States Air Force and NASA have focused on improving […]

Jet Engine Efficiency is Focus of Ohio Federal Research Network

OFRN Press Release – December 3, 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)… The hotter a jet engine can run, the more efficiently it can generate power.  Because of the cross-disciplinary applications for jet engines or gas turbines — from flying a military plane to powering electric generation— research into gas turbine efficiency appeals to researchers across Ohio’s universities, military […]

Creating more Transparency when Humans Interact with Big Data

OFRN Press Release – August 9, 2018 (Dayton, Ohio) …Whether we are always aware of it, humans are interacting with machine learning programs, and their algorithms, more and more each day. Decisions such as which customer service operator you speak to, your credit score, or even how your car operates are all being decided by […]