Accession Number:

ADA634293

Title:

Environmental Assessment for Phase 1, Kirtland Air Force Base Technology Park

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOPEZGARCIA GROUP COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Report Date:

2005-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Air Force Research Laboratorys AFRL Directed Energy DE and Space Vehicles VS Directorates are headquartered on KAFB. These directorates are responsible for integrating and transitioning emerging science and technology into existing and future military weapon systems. DE and VS focus areas include high-power microwaves, lasers, adaptive optics and imaging. Currently it takes about one and one-half decades to complete the cycle from initial research to delivery of new high-tech weapon systems into the hands of the warfighter. The time to complete this cycle has grown exponentially in parallel with the increasing complexity of advanced technology. In order for the United States to secure and maintain space superiority, this cycle time needs to be drastically reduced. The proposed Kirtland Technology Park KTP would facilitate this by providing an environment where the PTI s military, academic and defense industry elements could interact cooperatively on leading-edge scientific research, technology development and related military applications. The technology park would also support space technology training and advanced-degree education.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE