Program & Project Areas
Neuroscience and Medical Imaging (NMI)
The Neuroscience and Medical Imaging (NMI) program is a Dayton-based, AFRL-sponsored research program with the overall goal of improving warfighter assessment, modeling, and performance enhancement capabilities using advanced biomedical imaging and brain mapping techniques coupled with emerging cognitive augmentation strategies.
Analyst Test Bed (ATB)
The Analyst Test Bed (ATB) effort is designed to test innovative Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) technologies and capabilities within a realistic, multi-intelligence analyst environment that is optimized to deliver to the analyst the most information with the least possible workload.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)
The scope of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) program is to conceive, identify, research, develop, quantify, evaluate, demonstrate, and support the transition of single RPA operator / supervisor human performance enhancements to the Air Force operational user community. The human performance enhancement technologies, methods, and techniques support cradle-to-grave research development for: human automation interactions; information integration, visualization, and management; and dynamic telepresence of remote operations.
Aerospace Technology Evaluation and Assessment (ATEA)
The object of the ATEA program is to provide research and engineering for the technical requirements of AFRL and ASC. By employing and generating state-of-the-art modeling, simulation and analysis tools, techniques, and flight tests, this program will provide: research, development, demonstration, integration, and transition of new air vehicle technologies and modeling, and analysis and evaluation of current and future warfighter needs.
The scope of this program encompasses a broad spectrum of research and development activities and includes the development, maturation, assessment, and integration of aerospace vehicle technologies including, but not limited to: vehicle flight management systems; control theory; cooperative control; autonomous control; integrated guidance/navigation control; operator vehicle interfaces; vehicle configuration and aerodynamic performance; multidisciplinary design; multifunctional structures and systems; adaptive structures and systems; thermal management; sensor and effector systems; conventional and non-conventional weapon systems; observability; affordability; and systems engineering.
Wright Brothers Institute (WBI)
The Wright Brothers Institute’s Tec^Edge initiative provides innovation capability through its offerings of development workshops, solution forums, and long term resident team support. Over 8,000 innovators have collaborated at the Tec^Edge environment over the course of nearly 300 collaborative forums. By utilizing knowledge management disciplines, WSRI designed and developed a formal process and set of database tools to measure success of those collaborations through metrics. The reporting system provides metrics in key performance areas to include human capital, collaboration, research innovation, technology development, technology transfer and commercialization, and economic development.
WSRI is a foundational stakeholder in the Tec^Edge Works facility in Dayton, OH. This facility provides a flexible environment for hands-on rapid prototyping and experimentation by government, university, and industry collaborators. It features open high-bays, prototyping equipment and quick access to the Dayton region's precision fabrication, manufacturing and transportation resources. In collaboration with AFRL and industry partners, WSRI executes Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) research projects at this facility and also provides operational and facilities management support.