The Doolittle Institute (DI) is a partnership intermediary that assists the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) with achieving its technology transfer goals. We accomplish our mission through three core activities: engaging with industry and academia to identify potential partners for AFRL/RW researchers, informing industry about AFRL/RW patents that are available for licensing, and organizing networking and brainstorming events to connect AFRL/RW with industry and academia. To guide these activities, DI focuses its efforts on the AFRL/RW Director’s Strategic Guidance and the Broad Agency Announcements released by AFRL/RW. To learn more about these inputs, review the information provided below.
To be the global thought leader in advancing weapons science and technology.
Mission:Discover, develop, integrate, demonstrate, and transition weapons technology, enabling the Department of the Air Force to dominate across all domains.
Priorities (Not in Priority Order):
Fully implement Digital Transformation
- Digital Engineering (DigEn)
- WOSA Implementation for RW Efforts
- RW Internal Processes
- Of Our Data
- Of Our Projects
Agile, Smarter Weapons (e.g., Networked, Collaborative, Autonomous) Long Range Effects/Kill Chain/Web
- Counter Air
- Global Precision Attack (Counter-Land, Counter Maritime)
- Air Base Air Defense
- Technology Development for Nuclear Deterrence Operations
- Technology Development for Special Operations and Personnel Recovery
Rapid Technology Advancement - Using a 3-year lens
Technology Transfer Mechanisms
Below are the mechanisms by which industry and academia can interact with AFRL/RW. To learn more about these agreements, please click the button below to collaborate with a DI team member.
Patent License Agreement (PLA)
Cooperative Research & Development Agreement
Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Commercial Test Agreement (CTA)