Rapid recovery of fuel contaminated by environmental material, water or fire fighting surfactants is key to ensuring the availability of field vehicles in crisis situations. Specifically, the Seeker requires proposals describing technologies that are suitable for purification of hydrocarbon fuels from surfactants and surfactant/water/fuel emulsions. Fractionation or distillation is not an option.
The Seeker would like to develop a simple system or approach that can be employed with or as a FAST rope to maintain a fast but safe descent rate without heating or burning the hands of the user, either in conjunction with existing gloves and ropes, or as a replacement to existing components such as gloves or ropes.
Creative business plan concepts are required for the formation of interdependent and flexible partnerships between Government, Industry & Academia. The goal of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is to lead the creation of a Nano-Bio Manufacturing Institute (NBMI) that will foster development of an open manufacturing infrastructure & prototype such technologies in a pre-competitive environment.
2-5 winning Solvers are intended to be part of a second invitation-only challenge to compete for a much larger prize by developing their business plan concept into a comprehensive business plan. Solvers competing in this second challenge may also be selected to interview for an executive position within NBMI.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
We are looking for a design and simulation of a shooter locator that can detect any small arms fire within a threat perimeter within a fraction of a second and pinpoint its source accurately (within a few meters) within a few seconds.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal and proof-of-concept data including a computer simulation of the radio frequency and electrical performance of the system. Convincing evidence of feasibility based on component availability and physics or empirical simulation is required for the award. Experimental evidence would be considered a strong positive and will weigh favorably toward an award, although it is not strictly required. You can try our newTeam Project functionalityon this Challenge.Read Challenge Details for Challenge 9932699
The Seeker is looking for a viable, sustainable and affordable means of stopping an uncooperative fleeing vehicle (small car or truck) without permanent damage to the vehicle or harming any of the occupants.
Humanitarian food and water drops can only be done over an unpopulated drop zone because there is danger of falling debris to people below. We are looking for an alternative way to drop large amounts of Humanitarian food and water packages from an aircraft into populated areas such that there is no danger of falling objects (i.e. non-food items) causing harm to those on the ground.