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1Emerging Technologies Committee: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee Report Dr. Jack AgeeRice UniversityMay 10, 2011Hyatt Regency Crystal CityArlington, VA
2ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCWe welcome the following new member to the M&S Subcommittee:Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Mitchell – Joint member with Aviation Subcommittee
3ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCNEW WATCH LIST ITEM:Silicon photonicsIBM, Intel, Luxtera are using microscopic scale techniques (high-volume semiconductor manufacturing)Silicon photonics used for high-speed connections in supercomputersFirst commercial products projected in 3 to 5 yearsIBM is combining optical components with electrical on one piece of siliconFabricating data channels one-tenth current sizeAllows servers to talk to each other over fiberSolves some datawidth, thermal, and cost problemsMake exo-scale computing a realityPotential to transform aerospace systems
4ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCNEW WATCH LIST ITEM:Nanotechnology and medicineIBM developed a nanoparticle that can target and destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteriaDoes not affect healthy cellsBiodegradableTechnology is potential solution to the public health problem with deadly drug-resistant bacteria
5ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCNEW WATCH LIST ITEM:Solar CellsStanford researchers achieved cheaper, more efficient solar panelsCoated a titanium dioxide semiconductor in the quantum dot solar cell (cadmium sulfide) with a very thin single layer (less than 1 nm thick) of organic molecules (achieved 3x efficiency gain, currently at most 0.4%)Higher efficiency expected if explore alternative materials for organic layer and fine-tuning of solar cell
6ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCNEW WATCH LIST ITEM:Automation in Aerospace ManufacturingDevelop business strategy for cost-effective automation in aerospace manufacturingNeed multidisciplinary engineers and widespread use of design for automated manufacturingCollaboration and partnership with technical organizations, original equipment manufacturers and researchers is necessary
7ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCTOP M&S WATCH LIST ITEM:Lightweight MaterialsBayer Materials Science has developed carbon nanotube additives called Baytubes that possess tensile strength comparable to steel, hardness several times of aluminum.Nano-enabled materials provide higher strength, lighter weight and high electrical conductivity for aerospace applications.***Bayer will make samples for testing to specs useful to the interested organization (eg stiffness, tensile strength, etc.).
8ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCM&S WATCH LIST ITEMS:We plan to review all watch list items and determine which ones should be put in parking lot or launch pad.We will also identify champions for the latter topics and move forward within AIAA.
9ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCITEM OF INTEREST:National Aeronautics Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Infrastructure Plan:Analysis of critical shortfalls in infrastructure to reach goals in R&D plan.Issues related to interagency management of aeronautics R&D infrastructure.Develop strategy for evaluating network infrastructure needs related to national aeronautics R&D priorities and international usage.
10ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCUSAF Scientific Advisory Board FY11 topics selected by the Chief of Staff and the Secretary:Sensor Data ExploitationSustaining Air Force Aging Aircraft into the 21st CenturyMunitions for the Environment and Force Structure
11ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems SubcommitteeEmergingTechnologiesCommitteeETCUSAF Scientific Advisory Board FY12:ETC M&S subcommittee submitted study topic:“Ultra-light Weight Materials for Aerospace Applications”Novel nanomaterials to deliver high strength and stiffness at reduced weightCarry more fuel and payload, decrease operation costs, increased fuel efficiencyCompete with UK’s Next Generation Composite Wing program
12NANOMATERIALS PROGRAM FOR SPACE AND AIR We need a Nanomaterials for Space & Air Program…Space Technology Roadmaps $1+ billionTA01, TA02………………..TA14TA10 - NanotechnologyEngineered Materials & Structures$100 millionEnergy Generation & StoragePropulsionSensors, Electronics & DevicesTo fulfill need for lighter weight structures for the Aerospace industry; recognized by Lockheed Martin, Boeing, other aircraft manufacturers, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.To compete with UK’s $190 million Next Generation Composite Wing Program, led by Airbus bringing together 16 leading British organizations and research bodies.Success will bring huge military and market edge.