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  • FY19 SAB Study Selection Process

    FY 19 SAB New Study Topic Nomination.pdf The Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force assign topics for the SAB to study each year. The SAB Secretariat annually calls for study topic nominations allowing anyone to submit study topics for consideration. Working from these nominations the SAB's Executive Committee
  • FY18 Study TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardFY 2018 Study Maintaining Technology Superiority for the USAFTerms of ReferenceBackgroundThe USAF has always been critically dependent on developing, fielding, and maintaining superior warfighting capabilities derived from science and technology (S&T) advances, including basic research, applied research, and advanced
  • FY17 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardTechnology Viability to Support Penetrating Counterair CapabilityTerms of ReferenceBackgroundThe recent Air Force “Air Superiority 2030” (AS 2030) Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team (ECCT) initiative identified a penetrating counterair (PCA) capability as a key need in a hybrid approach to enable air superiority
  • FY16 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardData Analytics to Support Operational Decision MakingTerms of ReferenceBackgroundThe Air Force has invested heavily in a broad range of integrated ISR collection assets across air, space, and cyberspace that provide data feeds intended to support operational decision making.  However, the sheer amount of raw data
  • FY15 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory Board2015 Study, Beginning January 2015Cyber Vulnerabilities of Embedded Systems on Air and Space SystemsTerms of ReferenceBackgroundThe Air Force relies heavily on embedded systems for a wide range of functions in its air and space systems, and will increasingly do so in the future. Embedded systems are used for aircraft
  • FY14 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardDefense of USAF Forward BasesTerms of ReferenceBackgroundProtection of forward US Air Force Bases is a growing concern. In an A2AD environment, Air Force Bases in critical theaters, such as within the PACOM Area of Responsibility, may be threatened by a sophisticated adversary. Advanced land attack cruise missiles and
  • FY13 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardAirborne Networking and Communications for Contested EnvironmentsTerms of ReferenceBackgroundCurrent and future USAF operations require robust airborne communications and datalinks. While fifth generation USAF tactical aircraft have intra-flight communication capability, their ability to communicate with different
  • FY12 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardNon-traditional ISR for Contested Environments (NICE)Terms of Reference BackgroundAs part of recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Air Force has developed new ISR sensors and means of data exploitation and identified ISR challenges which need to be addressed. However, in the contested or denied environments
  • FY11 STUDY TORS

    Approved for Public ReleaseUSAF Scientific Advisory BoardSensor Data ExploitationTerms of Reference BackgroundThe Air Force continues to develop and field more radar, video, other electro optical/infrared, signal and other sensors (including advanced apertures on 5th generation fighters and other aircraft), providing increasingly higher volumes of
  • FY10 STUDY TORS

    Approved for Public ReleaseUSAF Scientific Advisory BoardFY 2010 Summer StudyThe Future of Launch Vehicle Systems for the US Air ForceTerms of Reference BackgroundDomestic launch capabilities are integral to ensuring that U.S. space assets are available and responsive to meet warfighter needs. Moreover, robust and reliable launch vehicles are
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