The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has contracted with the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) to reach out to both traditional and non-traditional sources to find innovative and cost effective ways to reduce drag on legacy Air Force transport aircraft.
THE NEED: existing technologies or research studies both outside and inside of the aircraft industry that provide surface friction reduction in fluid mediums that have potential to be translated to the aircraft industry for skin friction reduction. Reducing other sources of aircraft drag are also sought.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The Engineered Surfaces, Materials and Coatings (ESMC) team is posting up to ten $10,000 prizes ($100,000 total purse) for white papers that describe a potential solution(s).
This Collider will include a presentation of the challenge opportunity along with a Q&A session with the ESMC team. After the event, we will offer a virtual working group on LinkedIn for people to collaborate and combine their ideas and expertise to create a solution.
The challenge will be posted on InnoCentive and Challenge.gov around August 10, 2015 (more details to come) so that potential solvers will have a week prior to the Collider to dig deeper into the challenge.
Join us at this exciting Collider to learn more! If you can't make the event in person feel free to join via WebEx at https://wbi-icc.webex.com/wbi-icc/j.php?MTID=m71fe1e84751bac36e05b83927dc2f369
Webex will be open early for people to call in ahead of time so we can start promptly at 1:00.
Meeting password: challenge
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1:00 – 1:05 - Welcome and Overview
1:05 – 1:15 - General Overview of the Challenge
1:15 – 1:25 - Explanation of the challenge mechanics and site, purpose of Collider, and LinkedIn site to collaborate afterward
1:30 – 2:30 - Q&A via WebEx or in person with the ESMC Team
2:30 – 3:00 - Partnering and networking time