Flexible Hybrid Electronics for DoD Applications
The Department of Defense (DoD) has recently highlighted technology priorities critical for enabling future capabilities through USD R&E’s Priority Technology Domains, the Army’s Modernization Priorities, and the Air Force S&T 2030 Strategy among others. This presentation will highlight how flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) could deliver many of the capabilities targeted by the DoD and impact applications such as wearables/medical, aircraft, satellites, advanced manufacturing, and system sustainment. The presentation will highlight Air Force FHE wearable development efforts for applications such as airmen health status monitoring during confined space operations. The presentation will also describe selected NextFlex projects targeting capabilities such as printed antennas, high-temperature electronics, and augmented performance.