24.08.2020

92 Teams Advance in the Base of the Future Challenges

92 Teams Advance in the Base of the Future Challenges!

Following the virtual Base of the Future Showcase, which took place at AFWERX Fusion this past July, 92 teams have been selected to move forward in the Base of the Future Challenges. The call for solutions to the Base of the Future Challenges went out earlier this spring. It centered around six topics—Base Security, Installation Resilience, Leveraging Technology for Operational Effectiveness, Reverse Engineering, Culture of Innovation, and Airman and Family Wellbeing. 

After eight weeks, the challenges received a record-breaking 1,500+ online submissions. Evaluated by a panel of U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Department of Defense (DoD) experts, 374 proposals to restore and rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base into the Base of the Future were selected to exhibit their solutions at the 3-day digital showcase.

The 92 proposals selected to advance represent components and full solutions to one of the six challenges and were submitted by individuals and teams from both the private and public sectors. The proposed solutions range from new base security technology and VR training modules to virtual assistants and apps designed for wellness and leadership development. With Tyndall AFB as the starting point, the ultimate goal of the Base of the Future Challenges is to see these new and innovative ideas implemented across installations worldwide, improving base technology and security, and the lives of Airmen, their families, and USAF personnel.

On behalf of AFWERX, the Tyndall AFB Project Management Office stakeholders, and other DoD entities, we'd like to congratulate the teams advancing to the next phase.  Their contributions are invaluable and have the potential to create game-changing results across the Air Force enterprise. We wish them all the best of luck in the next stages of the AFWERX Challenge process.

The following teams are advancing on in the Base of the Future Challenges. They are listed in no particular order.

BASE SECURITY AND DEFENSE

Focus Area /// Base Access

  • IDEMIA National Security Solutions: NSS Installation of the Future - Secure Intelligent Base Access
  • Leidos, Inc.: An Enterprise, Cloud-Enabled Solution for Base Access Control
  • Secure Planet: FacePass for secure, rapid base access: security with convenience and simplicity

Focus Area /// BDOC

  • Fenix Group: Integrated TAK Enabled Private LTE Sensor Ecosystem
  • Bounce Imaging: Tactical 360-Cameras for Critical Incident Response
  • Bounce Imaging: Q-UGV Capable of Deploying 360-Degree Ground Based Sensors
  • ARES Security Corp: AVERT, A Life Cycle Solution for Base Security
  • Intrepid Networks: Intrepid Response: Mobile Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration for Base Security and Defense
  • Centauri: Web Aggregated Visualization Environment (WAVE)

Focus Area /// Perimeter Security

  • Smart Shooter: SMASH x4 C-UAS Fire Control System
  • Digital Force Technologies: Digital Force Technologies (DFT) Force Protection Family of Systems (FP-FoS)
  • Citadel Defense: Automated AI-Powered Counter Drone Service for Airfield and Perimeter Protection
  • NSO Group: Eclipse, an End-to-end Cyber Counter-drone solution
  • McQ: Global Multi Domain Security and Base Defense Solutions
  • Adelos, Inc.: The Phosonic Perimeter Security Sensors and Analytics Platform (PSSAP)
  • Chartis: Periscope Aviation’s Persistent Surveillance UAVs

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INSTALLATION RESILIENCE

Focus Area /// Aircraft Shelter Resiliency

  • Tandem Building Products: Tandem300™ 300 MPH (Class V) Metal Roof & Wall System
  • 300 Below: Corrosion Reduction for Aircraft Shelters

Focus Area /// Other & Other Facility Resiliency

  • Conductive Composites: Conductive Paint & Wallpaper for Electromagnetic Shielding
  • Conservant Systems, Inc.: HVAC - Other Facility Resilience That Can Meet Construction Timelines/Rapid Recovery
  • World Housing Solution: Rapidly Deployable Expeditionary Insulated Composite Shelters (RDS) Energy and Cost Efficiency/Reusability/Sustainability/Power Surety/Water/Sewer Treatment
  • Ground-Guards LTD: MaxiTrack

Focus Area /// Power & Utilities Resiliency

  • Valitus Technologies: Valitus Victus and X-RIDv3: Edge Sensor Fusion with AI /ML Analytics for Intrusion Detection Integrated into High intensity LED Energy Efficient Lighting
  • AT&T: Enhancing Installation Resilience with the AT&T Energy and Building Management Solution
  • HCI Energy: Hybrid Cube
  • FLITE Material Sciences: Next-generation solar cells

Focus Area /// Rapid Recovery

  • 3DAerial: Broad Airfield Damage Assessment System (BADAS)
  • NecoTech: Rapid Heat Hot Patch System for Asphalt or Concrete Pavement Repair
  • Data Flowage: Data Flowage: Base of the Future - Data Fabric
  • Centauri: Base of the Future Operations Support System (BOSS)

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LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Focus Area /// Additive Manufacturing

  • ELEMENTUM 3D: RAMFIRE
  • Branch Technology: Robotic, Autonomous, Distributed (RAD) Factories for 3D Printed Construction
  • Siemens Digital Industries Software: Gains in Operational Effectiveness - Lighter Weight, Speed, Reduced Cost, Reverse Engineering - Through Additive Manufacturing

Focus Area /// Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality

  • Spiral Technology: SPECTOR | Spatial Aircraft Maintenance Solution
  • corsairts.com: Digital Troubleshooting and Analysis System (DTAS)
  • BadVR Inc: AROC: Augmented Reality Operations Center

Focus Area /// Autonomous Systems

  • Toyon Research Corporation: Enhanced Base Security and Operations using Autonomous Drone Teams
  • FabSoft: Autonomous System and Artificial Intelligence for Data Capture and Distribution

Focus Area /// Cybersecurity for Operational Technology (OT)

  • RADAR: RADAR: Fully integrated RFID and Computer Vision system for precision tracking of passive sensors

Focus Area /// Digital Twin

  • Hexagon US Federal: Digital Reality, Digital Twin
  • Kinemagic XR: Stratus – The Connected Base of the Future
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.: The Smart Ecosystem Solution for Operational Effectiveness

Focus Area /// Facilities & Infrastructure

  • Conductive Concrete Technologies, LLC: Structural Concrete Mix for Construction for Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Shielding
  • STEER: Project STARS: Secure Transportation Automated with Retrofit System
  • UvEye: Helios - Intelligent Vehicle Screening
  • Asylon Incorporated: Truly Autonomous, Persistent ISR for Operational Effectiveness
  • Andromeda Systems Incorporated: Voice-Directed Maintenance and Inspection System for USAF Specialty Vehicles

Focus Area /// Flightline Operations

  • Easy Aerial Inc.: Rapid Aircraft Maintenance Inspection Based on a Tethered sUAS with a Moving Base Station
  • Intelligent Automation, Inc.: AUTO-SCAN - Automated Surface Inspection System

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CULTURE OF INNOVATION

Focus Area /// Driving Culture Change

  • Gapingvoid Culture Design Group & Deloitte Consulting: Innovation through Culture Design
  • Hazardous Software Inc.: GEMINAI Synthetic Data Generation
  • TiER1 Performance: Project Aquila: Building on What Works to Scale a Culture of Innovation
  • Innovatrium: Innoviator Institute
  • Beagle Learning LLC: Increasing Collaboration and Engagement to Drive Innovation of Culture

Focus Area /// Enabling Experimentation

  • BeBop Sensors: One Glove to Rule Them All - Data Gloves for Every Airman
  • re:3D, INC.: Gigalabs: Enabling experimentation through deployable makerspaces
  • AstroPrint: ’Cluster Manufacturing’ Platform for Sharing Prototyping Resources

Focus Area /// Increased Collaboration

  • esmelearning.com: AI-enabled knowledge acceleration for novel collaborative online learning
  • Fingerprint for Success: F4S Revolutionary People Analytics, Innovation Benchmarking & Artificially Intelligent (AI) Coaching Platform
  • TRAXyL Inc: Painting Optical Fiber Networks to Connect Spaces and Increase Collaboration

Focus Area /// New Training Methods

  • Survir: SURVIVR VR Security Training
  • Dcode: Dcode Training Suite: Innovation training...for when the bureaucracy happens
  • Productable: Personalized Innovation at Scale with Productable Software
  • Coursera: Coursera for Government: Education & Upskilling at Scale

Focus Area /// Smart Space

  • Quantum Interface: Hands-free Controls for Virtual Assets Using Eye-control in EFB and Maintenance Environments
  • Wagner Resources, Inc.: True Circadian Lighting as a Force Multiplier

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ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR REVERSE ENGINEERING AND ADDITIVE/AGILE MANUFACTURING

Focus Area /// 2D 3D conversion

  • Renaissance Services: Agile Development, Verified Accurate New Component Engineering (ADVANCE)
  • Discus Software: Automated TDP Analysis using Artificial Intelligence

Focus Area /// Additive Manufacturing

  • University of Maine: MEGAFORM: Using the Largest 3D Printer in the World along with Structural Composites Robotics Thermoforming to Produce Legacy Parts
  • Branch Technology: New Materials for Freeform 3D Printing
  • Dujud LLC: Electronic Components Supply Chain and Mission Readiness: Additively Manufactured Legacy Parts
  • Concurrent Technologies Corporation: Additive Manufacturing-Hybrid Technologies for DoD Part Repair

Focus Area /// Additive Manufacturing Materials

  • Essentium 3D: Legacy Material Replacement: Novel Equivalent 3D Printable Materials for Airman
  • Big Metal Additive: Industrial Scale Hybrid Additive Metal Part Replacement

Focus Area /// Reverse Engineering Tech

  • Revware Inc: Commercially Proven Precision Reverse Engineering System
  • Optisys: Reverse engineered and newly designed antennas using AI and additive manufacturing
  •  ARIS Technology: End-to-End Reverse Engineering to Remanufacturing Workflow with Mixed Reality

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EMPOWERING AIRMAN AND FAMILY WELLBEING

Focus Area /// Creating a culture of care

  • Pathfinder Labs: Opportunity Paths: AI Solutions to leverage on and off base partners in wellness
  • Mobilize US: Real-time communication
  • Sales Force: Building an engaged and resilient USAF community.
  • Booze Allen Hamilton: Empowering Leaders to Cultivate Resilient Airmen and Families
  • Same Grain Inc: SameGrain: An AI-Enabled Community Engagement Platform to Increase Connections, Discover Resources, and Gather Deep Survey Data

Focus Area /// Developing and maximizing adoption of technology platforms

  • Guide on Military: Base Navigation and Community Communication
  • Onica: Base Community Virtual Assistant
  • Rally point: Actionable Intelligence Survey Tool

Focus Area /// Leveraging existing and new data to identify and monitor trends in real-time

  • Living Popups: TakeFlight: A Data Based Augmented Reality Digital Mental Health Platform Supporting and Fostering Wellbeing
  • Berkeley Research Group: Airmen and Family Base of Wellbeing Program
  • Blue Roof Labs: DEW Line for Family Health and Wellbeing

Focus Area /// Leveraging existing and new support resources

  • IBM: Ready Force Mobile App
  • Alter Actions: Live Like You Were Dying: Mindfulness-Based Life Coaching
  • IBM: Wingman Mentorship Mobile App
  • Data Flowage: Total Force Wellness - Data Fabric