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  • FY20 Study TORS

    Future Air Force Vanguard Selection and Management ProcessesTerms of ReferenceBackgroundAn effective Air Force Science and Technology (S&T) enterprise is essential to enable warfighting capabilities to meet the objectives of the National Defense Strategy. In April 2019 the Air Force released its new 2030 Science and Technology Strategy. As part of
  • FY19 Study TORS

    21st Century Training and Education Technologies (TET) BackgroundThe Air Force uses some virtual technologies to support increased proficiency and readiness in areas, such as large force employment training, pre-deployment certification, and mission rehearsal. Recent commercial-world advances in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
  • 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 superiorwarfighting capabilities derived from Science and technology (S&T) advances, including basicresearch, applied research, and advanced

    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

    USAF Scientific Advisory BoardData Analytics to Support Operational Decision MakingTerms of ReferenceBackground  The 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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