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U.S. Air Force

TDSP Presentation

Chris Rabenold

on 30 January 2018

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Technical Degree Sponsorship Program(TDSP)
What are our Development Engineers Working on?
Real world applications of the developmental engineer make an impact on airmen and soldiers around the world. A developmental engineer can be a part of any number of multi-million/billion dollar, cutting edge projects.

TDSP Qualifications:
- Be no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months of completing bachelors degree and within the TDSP specific deadlines.
- Be enrolled on a continuous basis each academic term with no breaks.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA for all college level studies as well as academic major.
- Score a minimum of 25 on the verbal and 25 on the quantitative portions of the AFOQT
- Meet medical and physical requirements
- Be between the ages of 18 and 34 at the time of commissioning.

What is the TDSP?
TDSP is an opportunity for electrical and computer engineering students, who are within 24 months of completing their bachelor's or graduate degree, to earn a salary. If selected you will receive approximately $37k/41k a year in salary and tax-free pay. In addition, you and your dependents (if applicable) are issued ID cards and are entitled to full military benefits including comprehensive health care, base exchange privileges, commissary privileges and enrollment in the military's 401K program.
Those selected into the TDSP will enlist in the U.S. Air Force as an officer trainee. Their duty will be to complete their education and then serve four years as an engineer in the Air Force. The four-year commitment after graduation is guaranteed employment in the engineering career field. After completing your degree, you will attend officer training school and be commissioned as a second lieutenant. .

What Happens After I Graduate?
After graduation you will attend the Basic Officer Training (BOT) course at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. Officer Training School is a rigorous, nine-week program designed to challenge you both mentally and physically. Its purpose is to develop you into a world-class officer of character who possesses the American Airman warrior ethos, embodies the Air Force Core Values and is prepared to lead Airmen. Upon graduation, you’ll be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

After BOT you will head to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio TX for a 4-week career training before continuing on to your first duty location. Your first duty location can be at any number of locations. You are able to list several locations based upon what the Air Force needs.
U.S. Air Force
TDSP Applications:
TDSP applications are due 12-Jun-15. Applications include:
-AFOQT Scores
-OTS Applicant profile
-Official Transcripts
-TDSP Academic Plan
-OTS Physical,
-3 to 5 letters of recommendation.

Development Engineers:
Developmental Engineers plan, organize, manage, and implement systems engineering processes to assure required capability over life cycle of Air Force systems. This includes basic research of scientific principles, applied technology demonstrations, development of prototypes, final design, test and evaluation, operational support, and sustainability engineering.

General job categories for the developmental engineer include: sustainability engineer, test engineer, research engineer, program office engineer, engineering analyst, intelligence engineer, and staff engineer.

Air Force Engineers work on multi-million/billion dollar projects directly out of college. They work with civilian counterparts, building valuable relationships and experience for the future.

To start your application or learn more contact:

-Technical Sergeant Cam Bruggeman
Email: cameron.bruggeman@us.af.mil
Cell: 541-619-1609

-Technical Sergeant Grant Grady
Email: grant.grady@us.af.mil
Cell: 253-312-1906
Thank you very much for your time!

- Base pay $1,823 per month
- Housing Allowance based on school location. $954 per month single rate, or $1,260 per month with dependents.
- Food Allowance $357.55 per month.
- Military perks for you and your dependents such as comprehensive medical and dental care, base exchange and commissary privileges.
- Total salary and benefits $37k-41k/year while attending school.
- No part/full-time job required to live comfortably=more focus on studies=better engineer

Benefits: While still in school
Benefits: In the Air Force
- Second lieutenant base pay $2,934.30/month
- Housing Allowance based on duty location. Tacoma, WA is $1,671/month or
$2,001/month with dependents.
- Food Allowance $253.38 per month.
- Military benefits for you and your dependents such as comprehensive medical and dental care, base exchange and commissary privileges.
- Career path that takes into consideration your goals, lifestyle, professional growth and benefits.
- ADVANCEMENT= Starting salary and benefits $58k-62k/year for the first year...increases to $88,000+/year after 4yrs as a Captain!
- Make it a career...20yr Colonel earns $145,000+/year!
-Full retirement eligibility after 20 years of service.

Pointer UAV
The System provides color or IR video, from either front or side views, operates using GPS-based AutoNavigation or man-in-the-loop control, and can be recovered in very tight areas using a unique vertical descent AutoLand.

New Types of Remotely Piloted and/or Autonomous Air Vehicle Systems:
- Unmanned airborne platforms with large sensor suite
capable of long-endurance loiter on station
- Requires advances in numerous technologies(e.g., multifunctional structures, propulsion integration, affordable LO, etc.)
- Passive laminar flow control technologies may be essential to provide needed loiter times.
- Thermal management will be challenging; large sensor heat loads with few ram air openings
- Special fuels may be needed to manage extreme heat and cold at various operating conditions
Airship-Based HALE ISR Systems &
Partially-Buoyant Cargo Airlifters
Current DOD HALE Airship programs include:
- Long Endurance Multi-INT Vehicle (LEMV)
- HALE Demonstrator (HALE-D)
- Blue Devil (Polar 400 airship + King Air A-90)
- Integrated Sensor is Structure (ISIS)
Hybrid airships receive partial lift from buoyancy and part aerodynamically from forward flight
MAVs Involve New Aerodynamic Regimes With Strong Fluid-Structure Coupling
- Micro UAVs open up new opportunities for close-in sensing in urban areas.
- Low-Speed, high-maneuverability, and hovering not suited even to small UAVs
- Size and speed regime creates low-Re aerodynamic effects; fixed-wing UAVs become impractical as size decreases
- Rotary-wing and biomimetic flapping-wing configurations are best at this size
- Requires lightweight flexible structures and unsteady aero-structural coupling

Laser-Based Directed Energy Systems for Low Collateral Damage Strike
- Laser-based directed energy systems approaching operationally useful power, size, and beam quality
- Distinction between tactical DE (e.g., ATL in C-130) vs. strategic DE (e.g. ABL in B747)
- Tactical-scale systems enabled ultra-low collateral damage strike and airborne self-defense
- Technology path from COIL lasers to bulk solid state (e.g., HELLADS) to fiber lasers to DPALs
- Demonstration path leads to airborne test (ELLA)
Air Force Collaboratory Innovation


Hypersonic Global ISR Vehicles
- JP-fueled scramjet propulsion system could potentially enable a medium-size rapid-response ISR vehicle having operationally relevant range capability
- Mach 6 limit avoids complex thermal management penalties at higher Mach
- Vertical takeoff/horizontal landing (VTHL) enables single-stage rocket-based combined-cycle (RBCC) system having 5000 nmi range with 2000lbs payload
- Integral rocket boost to Mach 3.5 with ram-scram acceleration to Mach 6
- Time-responsive missions at long ranges while maintaining runway landings
Augmentation of Human Performance to Better Match Users With Technology
- Natural human capacities are becoming increasingly mismatched to data volumes, processing capabilities, and decision speeds that are offered or demanded by technology
- S&T to augment human performance will be needed to gain benefits of new technologies
- May come from increased use of autonomous systems, improved man-machine interfaces, or direct augmentation of humans
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