Materials & Manufacturing Processes (M&MP)
The purpose of the M&MP COI is to provide National leadership in developing technology-based options for advanced materials and processes for the Department of Defense. The COI delivers technology products as well as the scientific and engineering expertise needed to maintain and enhance U.S. Defense capability. The COI achieves these objectives through direct integration and coordination of eight (8) key technology activities and by continuing collaboration with the best expertise available in related activities across the broader materials and manufacturing fields, whether domestic or international. The cross-DoD technology teams currently making up the COI include SMEs in the materials and manufacturing processes for the following Structures and Protection; Propulsion and Extreme Environments; Sensors, Electronics, and Photonics; Power and Energy; Readiness; Individual Warfighter; Civil Engineering; and Corrosion.
- Materials/Processes For Survivability & Life Extension is comprised of all materials and processes that enable mission operations. This contains M&MP Technical Area Teams (TATs) for: Structures and Protection; Propulsion and Extreme Environments; Sensors, Electronics and Photonics; Power and Energy; the Individual Warfighter; Corrosion; and Readiness.
- Manufacturing Technology For Affordability contains the materials, processing and fabrication techniques to significantly change the manufacturing cost curve. This includes but is not limited to processing and fabrication of electronics, composites and metals, as well as emerging capabilities developed within the advanced manufacturing enterprise. This is coordinated via the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) and efforts are integrated into M&MP TATs’ roadmaps for Materials/Processes for Survivability & Life Extension.
- Environmental Quality reflects the DoD activities conducted with the framework of the DoD-DoE-EPA Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). This includes research and development in five program areas: energy and water; environmental restoration; munitions response; resource conservation and climate change; and weapons systems and platforms.
- Civil Engineering supports all aspects of technology necessary for force protection, force projection, and sustainment, including logistics planning, amphibious assault and rapid port enhancement, base and in-theater infrastructure, and force protection on the battlefield and at installations and bases with an emphasis on expedient protection systems. Projects are reported in the M&MP TAT, Materials and Processes for Civil Engineering.