2022 Air Force Association Warfare Symposium
2022 Air Force Association Warfare Symposium
Start Date: Mar 2, 2022
End Date: Mar 4, 2022
AIR and SPACE POWER: INDISPENSABLE TO DETER, FIGHT & WIN
AFA’s Warfare Symposium is a premiere event for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force and the aerospace and defense industry that supports them. A leading professional development event, it attracts DoD officers, enlisted members, civilians, and veterans. The symposium harnesses the innovation spirit of the Air Force and Space Force with a combination of innovation-themed sessions and exhibits that highlight the next generation of air, space and cyber power. The theme for this year’s event is “America’s Airmen and Guardians-Undaunted Courage To Deter, Fight and Win.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace forces. With a workforce of 11,000+ across nine technology areas and 40 other operations worldwide, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development.
Within AFRL, scientists and engineers collaborate to execute crosscutting R&D. External collaboration including partnerships with industry, academia and other agencies is also an integral part of AFRL’s business model. In continuing with this integrated, cooperative approach, AFRL will seamlessly support the S&T needs of two services: the Air Force and the Space Force. Today’s global threats require multi-disciplinary solutions, and AFRL is committed to supporting the warfighter in every key domain.
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As one laboratory, AFRL develops air, space and cyberspace technology solutions to support our U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Forces.
Some of the space programs to be highlighted by AFRL include Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research Project (SSPIDR) and Cislunar Highway Patrol System (CHPS). SSPIDR is a series of integrated demonstrations and technology maturation efforts to address space-based power collection and transmission capabilities while CHPS is a spaceflight experiment designed to demonstrate space domain awareness capabilities in the cislunar regime.
- Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research Project (SSPIDR)
- Cislunar Highway Patrol System (CHPS)
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AFRL will also highlight the lab’s weapons programs including QUICKSINK and Rapid Dragon, which are both collaborative, cross-agency efforts. With QUICKSINK, AFRL is working with the U.S. Navy on enabling air-delivered weapons that sink capital ships, thereby neutralizing maritime threats. Meanwhile, Rapid Dragon is a fast-paced Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation campaign exploring feasibility and operational advantages of airdropping long-range palletized munitions from existing airlift platforms, such as the C-130 and C-17, without aircraft modifications. The multi-phase program involves nearly 30 stakeholders from across the Department of Defense, Air Force Major Commands, Test and Evaluation enterprise, program offices and industry. AFRL will also highlight the Tactical High Power Operational Responder or THOR, a counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon developed for defense of airbases.
The AFRL booth will also feature several biotechnology efforts that address a number of DAF challenges. Programs highlighted include Airman Data and Performance Tracking System (ADAPTS), Integrated Cockpit Sensing (ICS) and Fatigue Optimized Cognition Under Stress (FOCUS). ADAPTS is a platform with mobile fitness applications, wearable sensors, prediction analytics and visualizations that collects performance data and relays it for tracking and monitoring purposes. The ICS uses best-of-breed sensors to monitor a pilot’s physical state, ensuring his or her ability to fly safely. FOCUS is a mobile application that conducts real-time fatigue assessments, providing operational data to facilitate better mitigation efforts.
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COMMAND & CONTROL
In the command and control arena, AFRL will showcase its Software Defined Radio program and the Hack-a-Sat competition. Software Defined Radio uses an agile software development process to enable warfighters and machines to communicate with each other via a multi-spectral, deployable system providing high capacity and assured connectivity. The Hack-a-Sat event brings together the world’s top cybersecurity talent, challenging them to help reduce vulnerabilities and build more secure space systems.
How to Engage with AFRL
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