The Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) office is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) international office for the basic research in the Science and Technology (S&T) located in the Tokyo, Japan. AOARD office’s mission is to Discover, Shape, and Champion science & technology that profoundly impacts the future Air Force. Our goal is to build relationships, facilitate communication, and collaboration, especially with AFOSR-related researchers. AOARD office supports research by funding grant to world-class fundamental research, all results are published, typically in scholarly journals, and programs are in the public domain. Definition of the basic research is defined as systematic study directed toward fuller knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. However, it may include activities with broad applications in mind. AOARD office covers all the Asia countries by managing the basic research investment for the United States Air Force (USAF). We do this by supporting for research projects, conferences, and travels. Will be discussing the past history, current research topics, and future research opportunities.
Ph.D. Physics, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
MS in Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
BS in Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Dr. Tony Kim has been with USAF for 34 years holding varies job from Technical Advisor, Branch Chief, and Program Manager. Dr. Tony C. Kim is currently an International Program Officer (IPO) in AFRL/AFOSR/AOARD, Tokyo, Japan. His technical expertise are in the Electromagnetic (full Spectrum), Electronics Warfare, Sensors Device & Components, Communication, and Navigation systems. Managed some of the major Air Force and other Gov’t agencies (DAPAR, IARPA, MDA) programs such as Hypersonic, Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Anti-Tamper (AT), Low Observables, and OneRy Radar Range.
Dr. Tony Kim is a nationally recognized expert in the AT communities due to his background supporting all of the DoD and OSD. He served as a national-level authority on formulating and performing research & development and test & evaluation of the AT technology.
Dr. Tony Kim is a nationally recognized expert in the LO/CLO communities due to his background supporting all of the Tri Service LO Weapon programs and is especially responsible for LO/CLO design, development, and flight test on F-117, B-2, F/A-22, JSF, and other LO weapon systems. He serves as a national-level authority on formulating and performing research & development and test & evaluation of the LO/CLO technology concepts and demonstrations.
Received many distinguish awards during his career in Air Force, such as the “Meritorious Civilian Service Award” during 1993-1996.
Published/co-authored over 40+ papers and journal, Invited guest speakers & author and has two Patents.
Host: Professor SungWoo Nam