air-force-research-lab-uammiUAMMI is excited to promote a very unique opportunity to participate in the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Visioning Workshop at the University of Utah July 10-11, 2018!

The U.S. Air Force is on a mission to invent the future for 2030 and beyond, and needs your help envisioning what science and technology advances are possible in that time frame.

As our adversaries close the technology gap, the U.S. needs to push the boundaries of what is possible in the areas of science and technology in order to defend America. To accomplish this, the AFRL has chosen 6 locations across the US to conduct regional “Listening Sessions” with industry and academia.  Utah was selected as one of those six locations and on July 10-11 senior representatives from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will be visiting Utah to hear from you!

This is NOT your average conference. You are being invited to submit an abstract or poster or simply attend and sit down with your colleagues from academia, industry and Air Force leadership to envision new ideas and new ways these innovative and emerging technologies could be put together to enable the Air Force of 2030.

Events will start the evening of July 10th with a USTAR-hosted industry reception from 6-8 PM at the Capitol Rotunda.  The Listening Session will held the next day at the University of Utah’s Law Center. 


Topics of Particular Interest to include:

Data to Knowledge:
How to convert myriad data to actionable information? How can data be used in ways not even imagined today?
e.g. Visualization, artificial intelligence, language processing, data mining, big data, novel uses of data, new types of data, IOT applications.

Novel Sensors and Sensing Strategies:
What types of sensors and sensing strategies may be useful in the field?
e.g. Biosensors, sensing threats (chemical, pollutants, nuclear, etc.), situational awareness.

Human / Machine Performance:
How can humans integrate more deeply with machines and devices? e.g. Robotics, neural implants, mind-machine melding, artificial intelligence, self-learning control systems, and more

Revolutions in Global Integrated Communication:
Communication that is consistent, secure, and reliable is key to the success of every mission. What new concepts and technologies can enable multi-domain, communication from ground-to-air-to-space that are agile, secure, and robust?

Expeditionary Operations:
With a military on the move, how could you build a support city in a day? (power, water/waste, communication, housing, air fields, etc.)

Rethinking the Nature of Aerospace Materials:
What revolutions in materials are on the horizon, or could be imagined, and how could they be used in aerospace or warfighter applications?

Air-Borne and Space-Based Services 2030:
How can we deploy emerging technologies in novel ways to help see, sense, communicate, or understand? e.g. Remote sensing and imaging, communication, space weather, and more.

Next-Generation Energy:
What energy sources are on the horizon, or could be envisioned, that are smaller, lighter, more powerful, sustainable, available everywhere? e.g. Batteries and storage technologies, fuel sources, wireless power transfer, and more.

Enhancing the Warfighter:
How can the next generation Air Force be stronger, faster, smarter, and healthier? e.g. medical and behavioral enhancements, humans in extreme environments, technology for rapid detection, prevention, treatment.

Cyber-Defense 2030:
Cyberspace will be a major battlefield of the 21st century, both at home and in the field. e.g. How to deter, detect, and overcome existing threats in new ways; what new threats can be anticipated, and how might we overcome them.

Zero-Cost Maintenance Challenge:
How could we dramatically reduce the cost of logistics and maintenance for future systems? e.g. novel low-cost platforms, self-healing structures, non-destructive testing, novel maintenance approaches.

Advanced Customized Manufacturing:
Rethinking manufacturing for low-rate, custom, specialty devices, particularly those for extreme aerospace applications; expeditionary manufacturing (building and repairing in the field).

Events will start the evening of 10 July with a USTAR-hosted industry reception from 6-8 PM at the Capitol Rotunda.  The Listening Session will held the next day at the University of Utah’s Law Center.