A Drone and its Digital Thread

The United States Air Force’s Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and their innovation partner, The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), joined forces this past summer to sponsor an internship program, The Summer of Innovation – Digital Drone. The idea for this program stemmed from the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate’s desire to develop a program that could be used to train the directorate’s engineers in one of the Air Force’s major digital transformation initiatives.