Identification of Air Force Emerging Technologies and Militarily Significant Emerging Technologies.
Final rept. 1 Sep 84-31 Aug 85,
B-K DYNAMICS INC ROCKVILLE MD
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The objective of this effort was to review Air Force research and existing emerging technologies lists, to conduct interviews and analyze data in order to identify likely candidates for a Military Emerging Technologies Awareness List METAL. A METAL was constructed, in consultation with AFOSR, based on original research and interview data. The contract effort consisted of 3 stages 1 Preparation of a Preliminary Militarily Significant Emerging Technologies List MSET from 3 existing Air Force emerging technologies lists. 2 In-depth Interviews at 6 Air Force Laboratories covering 70 topical areas. Technologies were identified, based on criteria outlined in Stage 1, as Mature Technologies, Emerging Technologies, or MSETs. If technologies could be correlated to those in the Militarily Critical Technologies List MCTL, they were designated as Militarily Critical Technologies MCTs. Interviews provided discussion of a technologys military significance and sensitivity to public release, and 3 Assessment of Interview Results identified the preliminary METAL, and identified the importance of the interview process in ultimately determining the MSETs. Further efforts are to continue to identify, review, and finalize the Air Force METAL. Keywords Emerging technologies, Military Significant Emerging Technologies MSET, Air Force technologies, and Air Force programs.
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