This program emphasizes the interplay of dynamical systems and control theories, with the aim of developing innovative synergistic strategies for the design and analysis of controlled systems that enable radically enhanced capabilities, including performance and operational efficiency for future U.S. Air Force and Space Force systems. Proposals should focus on the fundamental science and mathematics, while having relevance to future Air Force and Space Force systems and operations. These applications currently include information systems, as well as autonomous/semi-autonomous aerial vehicles, munitions, and space vehicles. Note that research specifically aimed at an Air Force and Space Force application may not be considered fundamental research; therefore, future Air Force and Space Force applications should be mentioned as examples or possibly motivations for fundamental theory in dynamical systems and control theory.
The dramatic increase in complexity of Air Force and Space Force systems provides unique challenges for the Dynamical Systems and Control Theory Program. Meeting these challenges may require interdisciplinary approaches as well as deeper studies within single disciplines.
Lastly, note that the Dynamical Systems and Control Theory Program places special emphasis on mathematically rigorous techniques addressing realistic treatment of applications, complexity management, semi-autonomous systems, and real-time operation in stochastic and adversarial environments.
You are highly encouraged to contact our Program Officer prior to developing a full proposal to briefly discuss the currentstate-of-the-art, how your research would advance it, and the approximate cost for a three (3) to five (5) year effort.
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Contact InformationDr. Frederick A. Leve AFOSR/RTA-2 Email: DyControl@us.af.mil