Once submitted, Air Force contest organizers will respond within 10 business days with a determination on whether the approach meets the intent of the contest.
This information is reviewed by the Air Force Prize Committee only and will not be made available for public release.
All members of registered teams must be US persons 18 years of age or older. In the context of this contest, the term “US person” means any United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. (NOTE: During registration, teams will self-report the status of team members as US Persons. Only after the team's engine has been tested by the Air Force and found to meet all technical goals, will the Air Force verify each team member’s status as a US person. At that time, to verify status as US Persons and claim the prize, all team members who are US citizens will be required to provide their full name, birthdate, and tax ID number; any team members who are US persons but not US citizens will be required to provide their full name, birthdate, and a copy of both sides of their Green Card. )
This information is review by the Air Force Prize Committee only and will not be made available for public release.
Please provide a description of your engine concept and why you think it can meet the Prize criteria. Describe how the engine works, and include an estimate of the minimum and maximum speed of the output shaft. You are encouraged to provide pictures, sketches, or calculations that might help describe your concept. If file encryption is desired, please use the Encryption Wizard software provided here.
Government employees are under an obligation to protect proprietary information and/or trade secrets associated with all entries as required by 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4), Freedom of Information Act; Executive Order 12600, Predisclosure Notification Procedures for Confidential Commercial Information; 18 U.S.C. § 1905, Trade Secrets Act; 18 U.S.C. § 1831 et esq.; Economic Espionage Act; 35 U.S.C. § 205, Confidentiality for Inventions made by or for Federal Government; President’s Patent Policy Memorandum of February 18, 1983; Air Force Instruction 51-303, para. 12, Information Marked as Proprietary and Non-Disclosure Agreements; and, any other statute, regulation, or requirement applicable to Government employees. The review committee may include Government contractors, who are also under an obligation to protect proprietary information and/trade secrets as part of their contract. Establishment of any additional non-disclosure agreements between Government and contractor committee members and registered teams will be the responsibility of the registered team.
Upon acceptance, this information will be publicly available through the Air Force Prize website.
Please provide a team description, which will be available for public release on the Air Force Prize website. This description can be as general or as specific as the team deems appropriate.
* This information is required for registration.