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              Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy: A Workshop Summary

              Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy: A Workshop Summary (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Force Studies Board, Air; Planning Committee for a Workshop on Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy; Edited by Haller, Norman M.

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              Presents the summary of a workshop convened by the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies' National Research Council in September 2013 to enhance Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) prototyping for the new defense strategy.

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              Released NZ 15 Dec 2013
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              Examination of the U.S. Air Force's Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs

              Examination of the U.S. Air Force's Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Force Studies Board, Air; Committee on Examination of the U.S. Air Force's Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs

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              The ability of the United States Air Force (USAF) to keep its aircraft operating at an acceptable operational tempo, in wartime and in peacetime, has been important to the Air Force since its inception. This is a much larger issue for the Air Force today, having effectively been ...at war for 20 years, with its aircraft becoming increasingly more expensive to operate and maintain and with military budgets certain to further decrease. The enormously complex Air Force weapon system sustainment enterprise is currently constrained on many sides by laws, policies, regulations and procedures, relationships, and organizational issues emanating from Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Air Force itself. Against the back-drop of these stark realities, the Air Force requested the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, under the auspices of the Air Force Studies Board to conduct an in-depth assessment of current and future Air Force weapon system sustainment initiatives and recommended future courses of action for consideration by the Air Force.
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              ISBN 9780309215206
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2011
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              Assessment of Wingtip Modifications to Increase the Fuel Efficiency of Air Force Aircraft

              Assessment of Wingtip Modifications to Increase the Fuel Efficiency of Air Force Aircraft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Assessment of Aircraft Winglets for Large Aircraft Fuel Efficiency; Force Studies Board, Air; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Presents a review of wingtip modifications; an examination of previous analyses and experience with such modifications. This report also provides an assessment of wingtip modifications for various Air Force aircraft and potential investment strategies.

              ISBN 9780309104975
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2007
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              Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development

              Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development (Paperback)

              By Committee on Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development; Force Studies Board, Air; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National

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              From the days of biplanes and open cockpits, the air forces of the United States have relied on the mastery of technology. From design to operation, a project can stretch to 20 years and more, with continuous increases in cost. Much of the delay and cost growth afflicting modern ...United States Air Force (USAF) programs is rooted in the incorporation of advanced technology into major systems acquisition. Leaders in the Air Force responsible for science and technology and acquisition are trying to determine the optimal way to utilize existing policies, processes, and resources to properly document and execute pre-program of record technology development efforts, including opportunities to facilitate the rapid acquisition of revolutionary capabilities and the more deliberate acquisition of evolutionary capabilities. This book responds to this need with an examination of the current state of Air Force technology development and the environment in which technology is acquired. The book considers best practices from both government and industry to distill appropriate recommendations that can be implemented within the USAF.--Publisher's description.
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              ISBN 9780309162753
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2011
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              Capability Planning and Analysis to Optimize Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Investments

              Capability Planning and Analysis to Optimize Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Investments (Paperback)

              By Committee on Examination of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability Planning and Analysis (CPA&A) Process; Force Studies Board, Air; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Research Council, National

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              Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities have expanded situation awareness for U.S. forces, provided for more precise combat effects, and enabled better decision making both during conflicts and in peacetime, and reliance on ISR capabilities is expected t...o increase in the future. ISR capabilities are critical to 3 of the 12 Service Core Functions of the U.S. Air Force: namely, Global Integrated ISR (GIISR) and the ISR components of Cyberspace Superiority and Space Superiority, and contribute to all others. In response to a request from the Air Force for ISR and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, the National Research Council formed the Committee on Examination of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability Planning and Analysis (CP&A) Process. In this report, the committee reviews the current approach to the Air Force corporate planning and programming process for ISR capability generation; examines carious analytical methods, processes, and models for large-scale, complex domains like ISR; and identifies the best practices for the Air Force. In Capability Planning and Analysis to Optimize Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Investments, the current approach is analyzed and the best practices for the Air Force corporate planning and programming processed for ISR are recommended. This report also recommends improvements and changes to existing analytical tools, methods, roles and responsibilities, and organization and management that would be required to ensure the Air Force corporate planning and programming process for ISR is successful in addressing all Joint, National, and Coalition partner's needs.
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              ISBN 9780309258142
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
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              Hypersonic Technology for Military Application

              Hypersonic Technology for Military Application (Paperback)

              By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Force Studies Board, Air; Committee on Hypersonic Technology for Military Application; National Research Council, Committee on Hypersonic Technology for Military Application

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              ISBN 9780309042291
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1990
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              Energy Reduction at U.S. Air Force Facilities Using Industrial Processes: A Workshop Summary

              Energy Reduction at U.S. Air Force Facilities Using Industrial Processes: A Workshop Summary (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Force Studies Board, Air; Committee on Energy Reduction at U.S. Air Force Facilities Using Industrial Processes: A Workshop; Edited by Eyring, Gregory

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              What are the current industrial processes that are least efficient and most cost ineffective? What are best practices in comparable facilities for comparable processes to achieve energy efficiency? What are the costs and paybacks from implementation of the best practices? This ti...tle deals with these questions.
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              ISBN 9780309270236
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2013
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              Zero-Sustainment Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force: A Workshop Summary

              Zero-Sustainment Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force: A Workshop Summary (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Force Studies Board, Air; Committee on Zero-Sustainment Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force: A Workshop; Edited by Eyring, Gregory

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              Overall Air Force weapon system sustainment (WSS) costs are growing at more than 4 percent per year, while budgets have remained essentially flat. Most observers accept that the Air Force will have to adopt approaches to WSS if it is going to address this problem and remain capab...le of carrying out its missions. This book deals with this workshop.
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              ISBN 9780309272612
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
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              Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies

              Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Committee on Military and Intelligence Methodology for Emergent Neruophysiological and Cognitive / Neural Research in the Next Two Decades; Force Studies Board, Air; Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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              Explores various specific research areas that have implications for US national security, and should therefore be monitored consistently by the intelligence community. This book is suitable for the health industry, the military, and those with a vested interest in technologies su...ch as brain imaging and cognitive or physical enhancers.
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              ISBN 9780309118941
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2008
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              Selected Directed Energy Research and Development for U.S. Air Force Aircraft Applications: A Workshop Summary

              Selected Directed Energy Research and Development for U.S. Air Force Aircraft Applications: A Workshop Summary (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Force Studies Board, Air; Edited by Katt, Robert J.

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              The US Air force invests significantly in science and technology for directed-energy weapon (DEW) systems. This title presents the summary of three workshop sessions convened between February and April, 2013 by the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies' National Resea...rch Council.
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              ISBN 9780309292610
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2013
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