AFWERX Challenge
Event status
Confirmed for Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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This initiative aims primarily to support Tyndall Air Force Base redevelopment and serve as a platform for future bases around the world through the Revolutionizing USAF Flightline Operations Challenge Definition workshops.

This assessment will include topics such as sensing the flight line to allow for aircraft predictive maintenance, automating the maintainers' processes, airfield sweeper robots, enhanced weather detection, and more. The main objective will be to speed up flight line automation, data analysis, and connectivity.

Topic 1: Airfield Maintenance & Repair

Description: Advancement in smart/improved pavements and joint sealants, rapid airfield repair, autonomous airfield operations, applications of sensors to support operations and asset status, airfield facility and infrastructure solutions that can withstand climatic change and environmental degradation, and more.

Initial hybrid workshop dates:  May 4-5, 8am-3pm Pacific Time

Overflow workshop: May 20 (maximum 3 hours).

Topic 2: Flightline Security

Description: New operational concepts and technology for adaptive security and defense of the flight line to support aircraft, airfield, and asset protection.

Initial hybrid workshop dates: May 6-7, 8am-3pm Pacific Time

Overflow workshop: May 20 (maximum 3 hours).

Topic 3 Aircraft Maintenance Generation

Description: The ability to generate sorties is the measure of the effectiveness of a flight line and the capacity of a base. The cyclic steps involved are recovered, troubleshoot, repair, maintenance, turnaround, sortie. Opportunities to improve sortie generation will include advanced maintenance, leveraging technology to collect data, advanced connectivity, and communications of base operations.

Initial hybrid workshop dates: May 18-19, 8am-3pm Pacific Time

Overflow workshop: May 21 (maximum 3 hours).

Event host
  1. 4 May 2021 | 11:00 - 5 May 2021 | 18:00 EDT
  2. 6 May 2021 | 11:00 - 7 May 2021 | 18:00 EDT
  3. 18 May 2021 | 23:00 - 19 May 2021 | 18:00 EDT