AFOSR plans, coordinates, and executes the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) basic research program in response to technical guidance from AFRL and requirements of the Air Force.
Additionally, the office fosters, supports, and conducts research within Air Force, university, and industry
laboratories; and ensures transition of research results to support U. S. Air Force needs.
The focus of AFOSR is on research areas that offer significant and comprehensive benefits to our national war fighting and peacekeeping capabilities.
These areas are organized and managed in two scientific Departments:
Engineering and Information Science (RTA) and Physical and Biological Sciences (RTB).
The research activities managed within each Department are summarized in this section.