LIST OF DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD STUDIES (1945-PRESENT)

Below you will find a list of Department of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (DAF SAB) studies conducted since 1945. 

Electronic copies of the reports from these DAF SAB studies can be obtained from the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) website by clicking on the below link for the given year. If there is no link associated with the study you are interested in, please search the DTIC website directly for the DAF SAB source code (317900), study title, or you may check back here for updated links. Registration on DTIC's website may be required for access to reports, https://www.dtic.mil/ 

SAB Studies (2000-2020)

SAB (1945-1999)

1999

Tech Opts to Leverage Aerospace Power in Other than Conventional War

 

Building Joint Battlespace InfoSphere

 

Ensuring Successful Implementation Of Commercial Items In Air Force Systems

 

Spectrum Management

 

 

1998

Space Roadmap for the 21st Century Aerospace Force

 

Information Management to Support the Warrior

 

Airborne Laser Scenarios and Concepts

 

Airborne Laser Propagation

 

Holloman High Speed Test Track

 

 

1997

USAF Expeditionary Forces

 

Review of the Air Force Test & Evaluation Infrastructure

 

Global Air Navigation System

 

Wx Monitoring & Forecast

 

NAVWAR

 

Joint Modeling & Simulation System

 

 

1996

UAV Tech and Combat Operations

 

Managing the Trans to the Air Force of the 21st Century

 

Vision of Aerospace Command & Control for the 21st Century

 

Space Based Lasers & Airborne Lasers COEAs

 

Low Obs Strat Vision Assessment

 

Air Force Response to an Environmental Situation

 

 

1995

New World Vistas

 

Space Launch

 

Space Surveillance, Asteroids & Comets & Space Debris

 

 

1994

Technical Feasibility of C-141 Service Life Extension Program

 

Information Architectures that Enhance Operational Capability in Peacetime and Wartime

 

Joint Modeling and Simulation Systems

 

Life Extension and Mission Enhancement for Air Force Aircraft

 

Options for Theater Air Defense

 

 

1993

Aircraft Self-Defense Against Infra-Red Missiles

 

Global Positioning System Survivability and Denial

 

 

1992

Alternative Strategies for Software & Computer Processor Upgrades to Software Intensive Aircraft

 

Extension of Dormant Munitions Storage Life & Insensitive High Explosive

 

Offboard Sensors to Support Air Combat Operations

 

Hypersonic Air-Breathing Vehicle Technologies

 

Air Force Aircraft Jet Engine Manufacturing & Production Process

 

Directed-Energy Weapons for Delay & Denial Security Systems

 

Concepts and Technologies to Support Global Reach-Power

 

 

1991

Space Power Technology

 

Aerospace Applications of Superconductivity

 

Modeling & Simulation

 

 

1990

Air-to-Surface Conventional Munitions

 

Electronic Combat

 

Munitions Warhead Effectiveness

 

Post Deployment Software Support

 

Technology Options for Defeating Enemy Air Defenses

 

 

1989

Requirements for Hypersonic Test Facilities

 

High Energy Density Matter and Antiproton Technology

 

Hypervelocity Gun Technology with Emphasis on the Ram Accelerator

 

Damage Tolerance Assessment

 

Aircraft Infrastructure - Subsystem and Component Reliability Improvement R&D Needs "F-A-C-T-S"

 

Medical Aspects of the Integration of Female Pilots Into U-2/TR-1 Aircraft

 

 

1988

Integrated Avionics

 

 

1987

Space Technology

 

Solar Flare Hazards to Man-In-Space

 

Monitoring Underground Nuclear Testing in the Late 1900s

 

Reliability, Maintainability, and Logistics

 

Minuteman III Penetration Aids

 

Biotechnology Readiness for Man-In-Space

 

Space-Based Radar

 

Airships

 

Peacekeeper IMU Testing and Production

 

Airbase Performance

 

Current and Potential Technology to Protect Air Force Space Missions From Debris

 

Anti-Tactical Air Communications

 

 

1986

Enhanced Non-Nuclear Munition Storage

 

Slide Presentation on ASAT

 

Air Force Current and Long-Term Response to Hazardous Material/Waste Issues

 

 

1985

Large Rocket Test Facility

 

Assessment of Air Force Hazardous Materials and Toxic Waste Management

 

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse

 

Enhancement of Special Operations Force

 

Transatmospheric Vehicle/Military Aerospace Platform

 

High Power Microwave Systems

 

Terminal Guidance Technology Options

 

Space Debris

 

 

1984

Development of Prophylactic/Antidote Drugs for Use Against Chemical Agents

 

Feasibility of AFLC's Network Architecture

 

Future Strategic Reconnaissance Technologies

 

Future Environmental Support Requirements for USAF Environmental Technical Applications Center

 

 

1983

Letter Report on EF-111A Capability Upgrade

 

Approaches to Space-Based Missile-Warning Systems

 

Laser Weapons for Space Applications

 

Advanced Tactical Fighter Technologies

 

The Small Missile

 

Dispersion of Denser-Than-Air-Gases

 

Engineering and Services Role in the Employment of Air Power

 

 

1982

Turbine Engine Monitoring Systems Including Comments About Reliability Centered Maintenance of Engines

 

The Effects of Jamming on the Communication Links Used in Tactical Air Operations

 

C3 Aspects of Closely Spaced Basing for the M-X

 

Application of Advanced Electronics to Air Force Systems

 

Modeling Techniques to Predict the Impact of Chemical Warfare Agents

 

The Enhancement of Airlift in Force Projection

 

 

1981

Cruise Missile Advanced Propulsion

 

Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers

 

Non-Nuclear Armament

 

Potential New Methods of Detection and Identification of Chemical Warfare Agents

 

Alternative Radar System

 

 

1980

Logistics Technology and Long-Range Planning

 

Summer Study on SALT, Breakout, and Specific M-X Employment Variables

 

Special Report on Turbine Engine Monitoring Systems

 

C-5A Wing Modification Fatigue Test Program

 

Long-Range Combat Aircraft

 

USAF Manufacturing Technology Program

 

Automatic Test Equipment

 

 

1979

Report of Joint SAB/NRAC Engine Comparison Study Review

 

Applications of Heavy Lift Air Vehicles

 

Wide-Area Anti-Armor Munitions

 

Human Resources Laboratory

 

Mini-Remotely Piloted Vehicles

 

Improved Cloud Forecasting

 

Turbine Engine Monitoring Systems

 

Project Heart (Letter Report)

 

Aeronautics Panel on the Cruise Missile (F107) Engine

 

Long-Term Effects on Herbicides Containing 2,4,5-T and Associated

 

AFLCS Long-Range Computer Systems Planning

 

Proposed MK-12 Nosetip Retrofit

 

Scientific and Engineering Manpower Shortfalls within the Air Force

 

Aeronautics Panel Committee on C-5A Structural Information Enhancement Program

 

Missile Basing Verification in SALT

 

 

1978

Imaging Infrared Guidance

 

Simulation Technology

 

Defensive Chemical Systems

 

Effects of a Comprehensive Test Ban

 

Software Management in the Air Force

 

Aeronautics Panel Subcommittee on Turbine Engine Monitoring System

 

Aeronautics Panel Subcommittee on Aeropulsion Systems Test Facility

 

SAB/ASB Joint Summer Study on Tactical Battlefield Systems

 

Strategic Issues and the ICBM

 

 

1977

Third Report of the C-141 Independent Review Team

 

Aeronomy

 

B-1 Structures

 

The Advanced ICBM Technology (M-X) Program

 

B-1 Aerodynamics

 

Avionics Acquisition

 

Defensive Chemical Systems

 

M-X Warhead/Reentry Vehicle Task

 

Basic Research

 

C-5A Structure Information

 

Terminal Guidance Technology

 

Aerospace Vehicles Panel

 

C-141 Independent Review Team

 

M-X Command and Control, and Communications

 

 

1976

Gas Turbine Technology

 

Turbine Engines

 

TOA Signal Sorting and Processing Techniques

 

Electronics Panel Review of DME Data Links

 

B-1 Structures

 

Cruise Missile Technology

 

Advanced Composites Technology

 

Ad Hoc Technical Assessment Committee On the B-1

 

Tactical Electronic Warfare

 

Information Processing Panel Review of the Air Force Multi-Level Security Program

 

EF-111A

 

 

1975

Meteorological Effects on Microwave Propagation

 

Information Processing Panel On Machine Translation

 

Committee On B-1 Structures

 

C-141 Independent Review Team

 

Electro-Optics Technology

 

C-141 Independent Review Team Second Interim Report

 

Electronics Panel on Prioritization of Electron Device Technology

 

Location, Identification, and Destruction of Surface Targets by Tactical Air Force Under Adverse Weather Conditions

 

 

1974

Air Force Human Resources Laboratory

 

Disposal of Herbicide Orange

 

Laser Technology

 

Geophysics Panel Task Group on Tropical Cyclone Forecasts

 

Electro-Magnetic Pulse Vulnerability of USAF Manned Systems

 

Aerospace Vehicles Panel Review of the High Reynolds Number Tunnel

 

Consultation Group on Community College of the Air Force

 

Committee On B-1 Structures

 

Committee On B-1 Aerodynamics

 

Future Air Force Energy Needs- Fuels and Systems

 

Guidance and Control Panel Review of Aircraft Inertial Systems

 

 

1973

Clinical Investigation Progress In the Air Force

 

Cardiovascular Disease Follow-Up Study

 

Air Force Simulation Needs

 

Committee On B-1 Structures

 

Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment

 

Letter Report to DCS/R&D From SAB Ad Hoc Committee on Laser Technology

 

C-5 Advisory Group

 

Committee On B-1 Aerodynamics

 

Munitions-Armament Panel Review of Selected Technical Aspects of Tactical Nuclear Warfare

 

On-Board Test and Recording System

 

Engine Development

 

Remotely Piloted Vehicles

 

Aeromed-Biosciences Panel Review of USAF Overall Health Program

 

Special Report on the B-1 Program

 

Guidance and Control Panel All-Weather Terminal Guidance Review

 

Interim Report of the Aerospace Vehicles Panel on Test Facilities - High Reynolds Number Tunnel

 

Special Report of the Electronics Panel on Review of the USAD Electronic Warfare Program

 

 

1972

Close Air Support Gun System

 

Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment

 

Review of the USAF Current Countermeasures

 

Consulting Group Review on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Gyroscope

 

Report of the Applications Subcommittee of the Ad Hoc Committee on Laser Technology

 

J79 Engine Smoke Reduction Committee Report

 

Remote Meteorological Sensing Techniques

 

Air Force Meteorology and Calibration Program

 

The Air Force and Space

 

Electronics Panel Informational Briefing

 

B-1 Structure

 

Nuclear Panel

 

 

1971

Human Resources Laboratory

 

Space Defense

 

Biological Effects of Microwaves

 

RADC's Associate Processor Computing System

 

Kill Criteria for Nuclear Weapons

 

Lightning Warning Devices

 

Warm Fog Dissipation

 

Lessons Learned from the F111 Structural Experience

 

Aircraft Technology

 

Evaluation of Clinical Research Needs in the Air Force

 

Advanced Composites

 

 

1970

Geophysical Effects on Inertial Instruments

 

Minuteman Operational Based Launches

 

Reconciling Test & Operational Results

 

Aerospace Medical Division Technical Plan

 

Report on Integrated Communication, Navigation and Identification

 

F-111 (5th Incremental Report)

 

Propulsion Panel Report

 

Air Force Sponsored Foreign Research

 

Hard Target Reentry Vehicle

 

C-5A

 

Maverick Guidance Subsystem

 

Advanced Logistic System

 

Air Force Response to Section 203 of the FY70 Military Procurement Authorization Act

 

Air Force Support of Research

 

Air Defense (Vol. I, II, & III)

 

 

1969

Ionospheric Research

 

Air Force-University Relationships

 

The Development of a Radiation Handbook for Operations & Planning for Manned Space Flight

 

Ad Hoc Committee on the F-111

 

Electronics Panel On Air-To-Air Radar Look-Down

 

High Altitude Fuse

 

 

1968

Geodesy And Target Location for ICBMs

 

V/STOL Technology

 

Aerospace Vehicles Panel

 

Filamentary Composites

 

Evaluation of Dynamic Penetration Aids Simulator for Ballistic System

 

AFSC Red/Blue Team Activities in the Electronic Warfare Area

 

New Approaches to Undergraduate Pilot Training Warfare

 

Infiltration Interdiction

 

Loran

 

Geodetic Instrumentation and Methodology

 

Minuteman Operational Based Launches

 

Ionospheric Research

 

Nuclear Panel on Minuteman Launches from Operational Sites

 

 

1967

Ad Hoc Committee on Weapon Retrieval

 

Assessment of Measured Minuteman Accuracy

 

MAC/ESD Study on Command Automation

 

Space Techniques

 

Air Force Procedures in Support of Sea Operations

 

Estimation of WS-120A Weapon System Accuracy

 

Report of the Information Processing Panel of Air Force Career Needs in Information Processing

 

Psychology and social Sciences Panel Study Entitles "Air Force Personnel and Training Research and Development"

 

Ballistic Missile Defense Critique Committee

 

 

1966

Technical Aspects of Nuclear Test Ban Proposals

 

Dosimetric Calculations

 

Project Blue Book Special Report

 

Report of the Geophysics Panel on Soil Stabilization

 

Report of the Electronic Panel on Radio Communications

 

Air-to-Air IFF

 

Report of the Aerospace Vehicles Panel

 

Weapon Retrieval

 

Mountain Busting

 

Remote Sensing

 

Avionics Reliability

 

 

1965

Optics Education

 

Aris Instrumentation

 

Airbreathing Propulsions

 

Nuclear Panel Report on Minuteman Penetration Aids

 

 

1964

Memo of Geophysics Panel on Air Force Solar Observation

 

Memo Report on Digital Computer Education

 

Report on Reconnaissance/Intel in Counterinsurgency

 

Report of the Nuclear Panel on Orion/Helios

 

Report of Guidance & Control Panel on Inertial Guidance Development and Testing

 

Report of the Nuclear Panel on Multiple Warheads

 

Report of the Guidance & Control Panel on Guidance Error Analysis Vehicle

 

Boron Research

 

Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (TRIPLTEE)

 

Report of the Guidance & Control Panel on MIRV

 

Engineering Geology

 

 

1963

Report of the Information Processing Panel

 

Space Radiation Effects

 

Titan III Guidance

 

Memo/Indo Processing on Digital Computer Requirements at AFA

 

Review of Arctic Research

 

Report of Nuclear Panel on overland Airborne Radar

 

Memo/Report of Aerospace Vehicles Panel and Prop Panel on Aerospaceplane

 

Report of Guidance & Control Panel on Target Signatures

 

Report of the Nuclear Panel on Air Force Nuclear Weapons Effects Under Treaty

 

 

1962

Mathematical Biological Models

 

Report of the Open Ear Panel

 

Electronic Warfare Program

 

In-House Labs

 

Arms Control Problems

 

Aerospaceplane

 

XB-70 Lift to Drag Ratio

 

Space Related Applied Research

 

Air Force Space Program

 

Report of the Nuclear Panel on Project Orion

 

Nuclear Technology

 

USAF Bioinstruments and Radiobiology

 

Report on Strategic Concepts

 

Mechanical Translation of Languages

 

 

1961

Life Science Program

 

ARDC Wind Tunnel Facility

 

Project Orion

 

Bioinstrumentation

 

Human Factors

 

Radiation Weapon Program

 

Air Force Utilization of Scientific Resources

 

Space Surveillance

 

USSR/NASA Bioastro Program

 

Penetration Aids for Ballistic Missiles

 

New Small Weapons Program

 

Disarmament Implications

 

Advanced Ballistic Missile Concepts

 

USSR Atomic Weapons

 

Manned Space Program

 

Military Applications of Ionosphere Modernization

 

Nuclear Panel on Weapons Fabrication

 

Air Force Structures Applied Research

 

Aerospaceplane

 

Sacramento Peak Solar Observation

 

 

1960

Report of Aerospace Vehicles Panel on Dynasoar

 

Joint Meeting W/USAF Surgeon General Medical Research Council

 

Dynasoar Phase A Review

 

Report of the Geophysics Panel on arctic research

 

Guidance & Control Panel on Terminal Guidance (Memo)

 

Sensors for Space Surveillance

 

Guidance & Control Panel on Minuteman Guidance System (Memo)

 

Aerospace Vehicles Panel on Dynasoar (Memo)

 

Energy Conservation for Space

 

Summary Report of Space Technology Panel

 

Nuclear Panel Report on Underground and Space Testing of Nuclear Weapons

 

 

1959

Air Defense Systems

 

Nuclear Weapon Design Under a Test Moratorium

 

Limited War

 

Recommendations by Space Technology Panel

 

Report on ANP

 

Report of Geophysics Panel on Advanced Airborne Weather

 

Infrared Countermeasures B-70

 

Report of Nuclear Panel on Lethal Radius of Nuclear Weapons/Ballistic Missile

 

Radiation Facility

 

Report on Structural Fatigue

 

Evaluate Radio-Biology of the USAF

 

Nuclear Testing

 

Report of Reconnaissance Panel on Needs in Reconnaissance Area

 

Report on US Propulsion Program

 

Report on Future Weapons

 

 

1958

Report on WS 1117-P Progress

 

Report on High Altitude Testing

 

Improving Air Force Capabilities Under the Test Moratorium

 

Report of Guidance & Control Panel on Ballistic Missile Guidance

 

Nuclear Panel Report on Warheads For Missiles

 

 

1957

Advanced Manned Interceptor Fighter

 

Report on Human Factor Engineering

 

Nuclear Panel Report on Weapons Kill in Air Defense

 

Report of Nuclear Panel on Future Nuclear Weapons

 

Future Production of Fissile Material

 

Report on Base Hardening

 

Report of Tell Ad Hoc Committee

 

Use of Substitute Warhead

 

 

1956

Reconnaissance From Satellite Vehicles

 

Report on MB-1 Rocket Follow-On

 

Ballistic Missile Defense Report

 

Report on Nuclear Panel on USAF Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program

 

Report of Explosives & Armament Panel on Lead Collision Fire Control System

 

Report of the Nuclear Panel on Plutonium Contamination Hazards

 

Report of the Nuclear Panel on High Altitude Weapons Effects

 

Report on Fuels & Propulsion

 

 

1955

Report of Aircraft Panel on Successor to B-52 Weapons System

 

Report of Aircraft Panel on Boundary Layer Control

 

Report of Nuclear Panel on Tactical Uses of Atomic Weapons

 

Nuclear Panel on Ding Dong Program

 

 

1954

First Step in Using Artificial Satellites

 

Nuclear Missile Propulsion

 

Preliminary Reports of Panels On New Horizons

 

 

1952

Explosive and Armament Report

 

Infrared Research and Development Program

 

Report of Electronics Countermeasures Committee

 

Report of the Aircraft Panel

 

Mission to European Research Lab

 

Project Atlas

 

Report of the Geophysical Research Panel

 

Report of the Aeromedical Panel

 

 

1951

Report of Explosives & Armament Panel R. Kent

 

USAF Armament Activities

 

Special Working Group Report L Ridenour

 

Report of Aircraft Panel on Strategic Bombing System L. Root

 

Report of Fuels and Propulsion Panel

 

Joint Turbo Prop Report

 

 

1950

Explosives and Armament Panel R Kent

 

Fuels and Propulsion Panel

 

Special Committee on AEDC Operations

 

Progress Reports on the Air Defense Systems Engineering Committee

 

Recommendations of Air Force Guided Missiles Program

 

Medical R&D In the USAF W. R. Lovelace

 

Electronic & Control System Proposals for 1954 Intercept G Valley

 

 

1945

Report of Conference on Censorship of Jet Propulsion Material

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