Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. The handbook shows how to translate theory and ideas into practical applications. Experts from national defense institutions, government laboratories, business, and industry contributed chapters to this handbook.
The handbook also serves as an archival guide for nations, communities, and businesses expecting to embark upon science and technology transfer to industry. Included are several domestic and international case examples of practical innovation. Since the dawn of history, nations have engrossed themselves in developing new tools, techniques, and methodologies to protect their geographical boundaries. From the crude implements used by prehistorical people to very modern technologies, the end game has been the same. That is, to protect the homeland. Even in times of peace, efforts must be made to develop new machinery, equipment, processes, and devices targeted for the protection of the nation. The emergence of organized nations and structured communities facilitated even more innovative techniques of national defense. Evolution, revolution, and innovation have defined human existence for millennia. From the Ice Age to the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and to the modern age, innovation, rudimentary as it may be in many cases, has determined how humans move from one stage to the next.
This comprehensive handbook provides a clear guide on the nuances of initiating and actualizing innovation. Both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of innovation are covered in the handbook.
- Uses a systems framework to zero in on science and technology transfer
- Focuses on leveraging technical developments in defense organizations for general societal applications
- Coalesces the transfer strategies collated from various sources and practical applications
- Represents a world-class diverse collection of science and technology development, utilization, and transfer
- Highlights a strategy for government, academia, and industry partnerships
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Innovation for National Defense Chapter 2: Definitional Analysis of Innovation Chapter 3: The Aerospace Industry in Southwest Ohio: A Model of Workforce-Driven Economic Development Chapter 4: Other Transactions: Increasing Importance in the Department of Defense. Chapter 5: Commercial Technologies in the Department of Defense: Technology Evolution and Implications for Acquisition Professionals Chapter 6: A System and Statistical Engineering Enabled Approach for Process Innovation Chapter 7: Building resilient systems via innovative human systems integration Chapter 8: Innovative model for situation awareness in dynamic defense systems Chapter 9: Globalization and Defense Manufacturing Chapter 10: Is Your Organization Ready for Innovation? Chapter 11: Human Monitoring Systems for Health, Fitness and Performance Augmentation Chapter 12: Enhancing Innovation: Methods, Cultural Aspects, Ideation Approaches, and Box- Busters Chapter 13: Self-Jamming Behavior: Joint Interoperability, Root Causes, and Thoughts on Solutions Chapter 14: 4D Weather Cubes and Defense Applications Chapter 15: Innovative Approach to Infrastructure Resilience: A Case Study of Evaluating DOD Sites for Small Modular Reactors Chapter 16: Three Innovations for Defense Acquisition Reform Chapter 17: Strategy and Military Technology: The Three Offsets Chapter 18: Prescription for an Affordable Full Spectrum Defense and Innovation Policy Chapter 19: Anatomy of Arms Races and Technological Innovation Chapter 20: Innovation Dynamics in the Defense Space Sector Chapter 21: Innovative Applications of Polymer Materials for 3D Printing Chapter 22: Innovative Strategies for Advanced Defense Education Chapter 23: Innovation in Systems Framework for Intelligence Operations
Adedeji Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He is a registered professional engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers as well as a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is the author of several books and technical journal articles.