This newly assembled portfolio was created to focus attention specifically on basic science and technology related to the realization of Autonomous Vehicles. While this topic is admittedly broad and could encompass dozens of areas, the portfolio will be centered on three sub-areas: 1) Control Sciences to include autonomous guidance & control algorithms, decentralized/cooperative control, distributed real-time optimal control; 2) Air Vehicle Sciences which investigates the aerodynamic and structural challenges and opportunities associated with traditional and non-traditional air vehicle configurations unsuitable for, or unencumbered by, manned operation; and 3) Biologically Inspired Autonomy which covers science and technology inspired by natural flyers that will help us understand and apply biological principles to the design of UAS in order to derive step change increases in mission capability through highly innovative research. Further information about the goals, aims, and activities for this portfolio can be obtained by contacting the EOARD Program Officer, Lt Col Shad Reed, at email@example.com.
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About EOARD Established in 1952, the mission of the European Office of Aerospace Research & Development (office symbol: AFRL/AFOSR/IOE) is to discover, shape, and champion fundamental research of profound scientific impact and Air Force relevance. Located in London, our area of engagement includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and former Soviet states. EOARD provides direct financial support (and support on behalf of other AF and DoD funding agencies) for innovative international science, primarily through research grants. In addition, we support technical exchanges and visiting scientists to foster collaborations between leading researchers and the Air Force research community. (Contact a Program Officer or email@example.com.)