The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office leads the development of the B-21 Raider under the direction of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and the Secretary of the Air Force. The B-21 will form the backbone of the future Air Force bomber force consisting of B-21s and B-52s. Designed to operate in tomorrow’s high-end threat environment, the B-21 will play a critical role in ensuring America’s enduring airpower capability.
Cylitix was engaged with USAF and the Wright Brothers Institute to address specific needs in support of the B-21 Raider platform, including:
- Conduct user-centered research and journey mapping of pilot and maintainer training systems.
- Identify solutions at higher Technology Readiness Levels (TRL 7 or above) leading to the selection of candidates for a funded demonstration.
- Identify and assess transformative concepts to significantly enhance and/or accelerate cost savings, flight time optimization, and human performance within USAF training cycles.
- Identify system attributes, technologies, design processes, manufacturing methods, and other concepts that enable the lowest cost development, production, and sustainment of a conceptual uncrewed strike–collaborative combat aircraft.
To support user-centered research for USAF Pilots and maintainers, as well to support the technology discovery and assessment process. The tasks involved in the B-21 Training Systems effort include:
- User-centered research including journey mapping and focus group ideation
- The development of the technology call requirements;
- The leveraging of Vulcan for multiple calls for capabilities;
- The development of assessment framework and metrics;
- Technical support to onsite technology demonstrations;
- The development of digital technical reports documenting results and outcomes.
- User-Centered research and Analysis
- Problem Comprehension and requirements definition
- Technology assessment and reporting
- Process and strategy roadmapping
Wright Brothers Institute
U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (DAF RCO)
U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)