A small basic research investment by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in partnership with the National Science Foundation, has created a community of origami researchers who in six short years have transitioned from exploratory research to working on applied technologies for the Air Force. AFRL researchers are developing origami antennas deployable in space. The goal of the new Center for Physically Reconfigurable and Deployable Multifunctional Antennas located at Florida International University is to develop innovative and advanced origami-based antenna technologies for next-generation Air Force. For more information, visit the Transforming Antennas website.
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