Emerging Technologies Committee. 49 th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. Daniel T. Jensen, ETC Chair. January 5, 2011. Agenda. 1800 – 1830 Dinner 1830 – 1930 ETC Guest Speaker Robert Braun 1930 – 2050 Roll Call and Introduction of Guests
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49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Daniel T. Jensen, ETC Chair
January 5, 2011
1800 – 1830 Dinner
1830 – 1930 ETC Guest Speaker Robert Braun
1930 – 2050 Roll Call and Introduction of Guests
Opening Remarks and ETC Overview (Dan Jensen)
2011 Goals (Dan Jensen)
Technical Subcommittee Reports
Aviation (Bob Winn) / Space (Tony Gross) / Multidisciplinary and Systems (Jack Agee)
Watch List Review, Proposed 2011 Submittals to Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and “Top 10” List
Update for 2011
Membership Subcommittee (Sam Bruner)
New Members / Membership Diversity (Corporate/Academia/Government)
Membership Gaps / "Retirements"
Communications (Dan Jensen)
Green Engineering PC (Jason Slagle)
USAF Technology Horizons Report (Andy Berryann)
Public Policy Position Paper
Action Item Review (Elizabeth Carter)
Next Subcommittee Teleconferences and Next Face-to-Face ETC Meeting
2050 - 2100 Close
Each subcommittee has the ability to select its preferred ways of working between the face-to-face ETC meetings.
Web based input
Multidisciplinary and Systems
Other AIAA Sources
The strategic context and enduring realities identified in "Technology Horizons" lead to a set of 12 "Overarching Themes" to vector S&T in directions that can maximize capability superiority. These shifts in research emphases should be applied judiciously to guide each research area.
From ... Platforms To ... Capabilities
From ... Manned To ... Remote-piloted
From ... Fixed To ... Agile
From ... Control To ... Autonomy But … complete V&V impossible
From ... Integrated To ... Fractionated
From ... Preplanned To ... Composable
From ... Single-domain To ... Cross-domain
From ... Permissive To ... Contested
From ... Sensor To ... Information But … humans become weak link
From ... Operations To ... Dissuasion/Deterrence
From ... Cyber defense To ... Cyber resilience
From ... Long system life To ... Faster refresh
A further key theme is the need to focus a greater fraction of S&T investments on research to support increased freedom of operations in contested or denied environments. Three main research areas are of particular importance: (i) cyber resilience, (ii) precision navigation and timing in GPS-denied environments, and (iii) electromagnetic spectrum warfare.
Additionally, the study identifies further key priority areas where S&T investment will be needed over the next decade to enable essential capabilities, including processing-enabled inteligent sensors, directed energy for tactical strike/defense, persistent space situational awareness, rapidly composable small satellites, and next-generation high-efficiency gas turbine engines.
1. "Greener Aviation" Technologies - including emission-reduction and noise-reduction technologies (ref. FAA's Continuous Low Emissions, Energy and Noise (CLEEN) program and European Environmentally Friendly Engine (EFE) program and "Clean Sky" Joint Technology Initiative.)
2. Alternative Fuels - including biofuels (ref. Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) and FAA Grant to the X PRIZE Foundation to Spur Renewable Aviation Fuels and Technologies)
3. High-Speed Flight Technologies - including supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, sonic boom reduction, thermal management etc.)
4. Efficient Propulsion Technologies - including Open Rotors and Geared Turbofans (ref. European program DREAM - valiDation of Radical Engine Architecture systeMs)
5. Active Flow Control Technologies - including plasma actuators
6. Advanced Materials - including nanotechnology, composites, etc.
7. Active Structures - including Shape Memory Alloys, morphing, flapping, etc.
8. Health Management - including monitoring, prognostics, self-healing, etc.
9. Remote Sensing Technologies - including UAVs and satellites (ref. Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) program)
10. Advanced Space Propulsion Technologies - including plasma-based propulsion (ref. Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket) and solar sails
1. Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Aerospace Applications (Multidisciplinary and Systems)
2. The Role of Humans and Machines in the Future of Space Operations (Space)
3. Active Aviation Structures (Aviation)
4. Next-Generation High Speed Flight (Aviation)