To all others not personally addressed, all of you have given great insight and suggestions, so thank you.
I have explained my goals well above^^^ so to be direct...
John Cooper: carbon fiber stays as additional support to any shelter is a primary area of my testing in the future... a little extra support, when used in the pack already seems like an easy addition to my thesis. The pack acting as partial bivy is also a nice addition, though I may seek more shelter than a tarp for my user goals... though, it could be a good survival/extra feature that is secondary to other needs. Ventilation and draft issues are very crucial too. Thank you!
Ultra Magnus: sound like there are cross over sports that I should explore for inspiration and suggestions... Thanks. I seem to be moving away from the bivy, due to me user seeking the ability to accommodate two... and not only solo hikes. But maybe it can convert....two bivy bags become one small tent for a couple?
David Drake: Very valuable advice David, thank you. I do see that i am limited in the truly UL crowd and I feel that it is, as stated before, not beneficial to a mass product approach. I agree that this site is very good for me to use as a core resource, and I hope to being my own insights to the community as I gain them myself. In my budding career, i may turn attention to other aspects, but, as you well cautioned me on, I shall keep within my limits... I want to showcase my design skills and push them to improve them. Then get a real job! so Its less about how cool i can make UL, and more about how the UL ideal can inspire a less minimal approach. Your perspective and insight has been valuable.
Franco/Chad: great tips on the gear skin, something along these lines was in my head, but more modular and adaptive.
Ryan, Eugene, John Smith, Colin, Ken, Anna: Thank you as well, all good content.
Tim Zen: Good memory, a senior last year in my major did indeed to the QR code idea... though i distain connective technology in the wild, esp. smart phones. I don't have one, or want one. But call me old fashioned...
Over all: I want to focus as much as possible in immersing the hiker in nature and facilitate that experience and interaction. I want to keep some luxury items (in comparison to UL) available in terms of pack weight capability and shelter above the raw tarp. My final question is, is it so bad to have a 25lb pack over a 10-15 total? Many a fit person can handle such a load over more terrain the one has the time to cover in the busy schedules we have preoccupied our selves with. With respect to the purists (and one day i may join that camp) i feel a need to find a balance. maybe its a UL crossover training module??? ideas?
P.S. I have a simple survey asking your personal background/views just to get a feel for what people want in backpacking. I hope I am not overloading this forum, I just finally get to do a project i can be fully passionate about. Thanks and HAPPY TRAILS!