Event Overview

AF CyberWorx is hosting a design sprint focused on redesigning the Combat Survivor/Evader Locator (CSEL) radio. Participants in this three-day workshop-type event will use human-centered design to modernize the radio or come up with something entirely different. Think you can contribute? Apply to participate! The application deadline is Friday, June 21.


The CSEL radio is a radio used by an isolated person – usually a downed pilot – to securely communicate with rescue forces and to provide the isolated person’s location. The current CSEL radio was fielded in 2003 and produced for use in 2006. It has since received software updates, but the Air Force is seeking to modernize the radio, creating a solution that meets requirements while using cutting-edge technology.

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