AFWERX has launched 3 separate AFWERX Challenges in an open crowdsourcing effort aimed at advancing solutions to help the U.S. Air Force improve its airfields, flightlines, and aircraft maintenance operations. We are looking for innovative organizations that can support important defense and security missions to improve the flightline operations of USAF. This program seeks solutions from traditional and non-traditional contributors offering new products, services and processes in strong industry sectors in the region, such as Automated Entry Systems, Digital Data Transmission, Regulated Drone Usage, Cyber Secure Datalink, Modernized Training, Weather Forecasting, Inventory Management, Data Analysis Solutions, Pavement/Concrete, Rubber Removal, Augmented Human Assistance, Drone & Vehicle Solutions and more. (scroll down for other industry sectors).
The call for submissions is open now through July 8, 2021.
ATTEND THE LAST INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR TUESDAY, June 29th at 11am PT! https://afwerxchallenge.com/events
In advance of the call for submissions deadline, prospective participants are encouraged to attend AFWERX’s Flightline Operations webinar to learn more about challenge objectives, guidelines, and evaluation criteria. We’ll talk through specifics to support your participation and improve your odds of advancing your submission. Hear from government stakeholders and engage in our open Q&A session.
Submissions will be accepted in 3 overarching challenges and their respective focus areas (Please see each Challenge statement for complete details). You are able to submit multiple submissions as well as the same "solution" for multiple challenges.
1. Airfield Maintenance & Repair
2. Flightline Security
3. Aircraft Maintenance Operations
We Are Seeking Solutions In (included but are not limited to):
A-FOD, FODD, foreign object debri detection, AI, Sensors, IoT (internet of things), connectivity infrastructure, artificial intelligence, computer vision, robots, robotics, digital lawn mowers, enabling Technologies, information systems, 5G, CUAS,biometrics, bioKinetic data capture, telemanagement, wearable tech, bio tracking, telecom, operation information systems, telemetry, cyber security, human performance optimization, data fusion, cloud analytics, 5G, CUAS, telemanagement, wearable tech, multi-model communication, wireless mesh communication, human systems integrationPlatform Developers, energy, light systems, batteries, energy efficiency, meteorological instruments, weather forecasting, data management, data lakes, chief data offices, data warehouses, cloud systems, Georeferencing, GIS, geographic information systems, ArcGIS, AR, VR, aircraft arresting systems, Engineered materials arresting systems (EMAS), BAK, pavement resilience, asphalts materials, smart tech, smart materials.