Accession Number : ADA304759

Title :   Civil Engineering and Environmental Quality Technology Area Plan FY96.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA304759

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The Civil Engineering (CE) and Environmental Quality (EQ) Technology Area's mission is to lead the Air Force in conducting CE & EQ technology development that sustains Air Force wartime and peacetime operations. The Wright Laboratory Airbase Systems Branch conducts civil engineering research; the Armstrong Laboratory Environics Directorate (AL/EQ) conducts environmental quality research. The CE & EQ Technology Area provides technologies fundamental to the operation, maintenance, survivability, and post attack recoverability of airbases. This includes the environmental treatment technologies necessary for hazardous waste cleanup and process controls for routine operation and maintenance of airbases throughout the world. Increased reliance on sophisticated electronic and computer-based systems dictates the development of fail-safe utility technologies. Recent technology breakthroughs in power generation and control, coupled with application of superconductivity, facilitate laboratory development of miniaturized - power generation systems. The concept of global deployment mandates that utility systems be able to stand alone and use a variety of fuels. To address this requirement, our scientists are developing interface systems to allow use of available theater fuels. Pavement integrity is essential to the flying mission during peacetime and critical to sortie generation in wartime. Our scientists are developing advanced pavement evaluation technologies that can provide total assessment of an airfield in hours. Deployment to remote airfields around the world is critical to supporting the strategy of Global Reach-Global Power. Advanced materials and soil stabilization techniques now being developed will create operating surfaces capable of supporting all airlift requirements. (MM)

Descriptors :   *PAVEMENTS, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *AIRPORTS, MAINTENANCE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, PEACETIME, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SURVIVABILITY, WASTE WATER, AIR POLLUTION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, FUELS, POWER SUPPLIES, USER NEEDS, LANDING FIELDS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, WASTE DISPOSAL, CLEANING, HAZARDOUS WASTES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, REMOTE AREAS, WASTE RECYCLING, RUNWAYS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, WASTE TREATMENT, SOIL STABILIZATION, POSTATTACK OPERATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Civil Engineering
      Air Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE