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  • FY15 STUDY TORS

    USAF Scientific Advisory Board2015 Study, Beginning January 2015Cyber Vulnerabilities of Embedded Systems on Air and Space SystemsTerms of Reference BackgroundThe 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 Reference   BackgroundProtection 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
  • 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
  • FY09 STUDY TORS

    Approved for Public ReleaseUSAF Scientific Advisory BoardFY 2009 Summer StudyAlternative Sources of Energy for U.S. Air Force BasesTerms of Reference BackgroundU.S. Air Force installations, both CONUS and OCONUS are reliant on energy that is supplied via the local power grid. If the energy supply to these installations were disrupted, diminished,
  • FY08 STUDY TORS

    Approved for Public ReleaseUSAF Scientific Advisory BoardApproved FY 2008 Summer StudyDefending and Operating in a Contested Cyber DomainTerms of Reference BackgroundThe Air Force Scientific Advisory Board's FY07 Implications of Cyber Warfare study, which focused on networks, has made it clear that the Air Force will be operating in a contested
  • FY07 STUDY TORS

    Approved for Public ReleaseUSAF Scientific Advisory BoardFY 2007Implications of Cyber WarfareTerms of Reference BackgroundThe United States is vitally dependent on advanced technological capabilities enabled by global connectivity. Cyber operations can potentially disrupt, delay or deny the Air Force's ability to accomplish its missions. Cyber
  • FY06 STUDY TORS

    Approved for Public ReleaseUSAF Scientific Advisory BoardQuick Look StudyFY 2006Technology Options for Improved Air Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Terms of Reference BackgroundRecent increases in aircraft fuel costs, as well as volatility in the worldwide fossil fuel market, negatively impacts U.S. Air Force capabilities and missions. Over 80% of the
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