Presentation on theme: "1 Aeronautics Committee Report to the NASA Advisory Council Gen. Lester Lyles (Chairman) Dr. John Sullivan Dr. Gene Covert Dr. Ilan Kroo Dr. Ray Colladay."— Presentation transcript:
1 Aeronautics Committee Report to the NASA Advisory Council Gen. Lester Lyles (Chairman) Dr. John Sullivan Dr. Gene Covert Dr. Ilan Kroo Dr. Ray Colladay (ex-officio) October 16, 2008
2 Areas of Interest Explored at Current Meeting Col. Jeffrey S. Turcotte, Chief of the Air and Weapons Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base –Status of Agreements Between AFRL and NASA Aeronautics Research –Sense and avoid systems for UAVs and airspace technology for NextGen Dr. Kenneth W. Barker, Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base –Technology Transition process improvements resulting from the USAF Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative. Dr. Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate –Presentation on NASAs Aeronautics Research and ARMDs Response to the NACs Recommendation for System-Level Work Dr. Robie Samanta-Roy, Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics, Office of Science and Technology Policy –Presentation on the Technical Appendix to the National Plan for Aeronautics R&D and Related Infrastructure
3 Status of Agreements AFRL and NASA Aeronautics Research Col Jeff Turcotte AFRL/XPA 14 Oct 2008
4 AFRL Mission Leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force.
5 S&T Customers/Stakeholders I-CRRA Capability Shortfalls MAJCOMs DSB/SAB DDR&E SAF/US SAF/AQ Congress System Program Offices CSAF & SecAF AFMC/CC Balanced S&T Investment AFSPC/CC Wargaming Strategic Command Joint Forces Command Special Ops Command Transportation Command DARPA ARMY NAVY PARNTERSHIPS DOE NASA Capability-based Planning and Programming
6 Some On-Going Agreements Program Automatic Collision Avoidance Technologies Integrated High Lift and Control Systems High-Speed Wind Tunnel Test of Blended Wing Body Future High Altitude, Long Endurance Vehicles Reduce Fuel Usage Scramjet Engine Tests Software Usage and Validation Directed Energy Effects upon Aircraft Aircraft Acoustic Signatures Human Factors in Aeronautics JView Visualization for NextGen Propulsion and Power Systems Power for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
7 Summary AFRL is working with NASA in many areas, as it should Additional agreements are welcome wherever they make sense – Unique/underutilized facilities – Unique expertise – Synergistic benefits where missions overlap – Sharing results is a no-brainer in most cases
8 Observation NASA and the USAF have significant collaborative activities Much of the collaborations takes place at the working level, where there exists a network of researchers working in related fields Committee Observation
9 Technical Appendix to the National Plan for Aeronautics R&D and Related Infrastructure NAC Aeronautics Committee Meeting 15 October 2008 Robie I. Samanta Roy Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics Office of Science and Technology Policy
10 Observation –The National Aeronautics R&D Policy and the follow-on Implementation Plan lay out the roles and responsibilities of participating federal agencies, including NASA, in a collaborative effort to advance U.S. technological leadership in aeronautics. –In the Committees view, the NASA Aeronautics program, while currently conducting high quality research, is insufficient in scope to achieve the U.S. leadership objectives implicit in the Presidents Aeronautical R&D Policy. Recommendation – ARMD should plan and develop candidate systems-level research projects of highest priority that should be evaluated and considered by NASA for augmentation in the FY2010 (and out years) budget request. –These projects should be consistent with the objectives and themes of the National Aeronautical R&D Policy and Implementation Plan, leverage NASAs unique expertise and competencies, and reflect the priorities of the NRCs Decadal Survey for aeronautics. NAC Aeronautics Committee Observation & Recommendation from April 2008 Meeting
11 NASAs Aeronautics Research and ARMDs Response to the NACs Recommendation for System-Level Work Overview to the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Dr. Jaiwon Shin ARMD Associate Administrator October 15, 2008
12 ARMD Response Integrated system-level research to address national problem: Integrate advanced operational concepts and new aircraft and engine technologies to safely increase capacity and reduce fuel burn, noise and emissions. –Demonstrate integration of new aircraft and engine technologies through system level experimentation to simultaneously reduce fuel burn, noise, and emissions –Demonstrate the capability to conduct in-situ field testing of concepts which integrate surface, super-density, separation assurance and/or traffic flow management elements –Understand and mitigate safety concerns to fully and safely exploit new capabilities
13 New System-level Research Focus 1 = Hybrid wing configuration 2 = 1+ advanced engine and airframe technologies 3 = 2 + embedded engines with BLI inlets 4 = 3 + laminar flow Achieving Significantly Reduced Fuel Burn By Integration of Multiple Technologies Based on existing NASA data, investment in terminal procedures has the most benefit to fuel reduction Continuous climbs and descents (at top-27 airports) Direct routing/improved re-routing/collaborative TFM No-stop taxi operations (arrivals only at 35 OEP airports) VEHICLE THEMEOPERATIONS THEME Reduce noise Reduce emissions
14 Coordination With Other Efforts FAA: CLEEN NASA is also significantly involved in the technical aspects of this effort CLEEN focuses on more mature technologies (i.e. N+1) while the new focused activities are intended to explore more advanced (N+2) technologies The new activities are more closely related to the existing base research portfolio. JPDO/FAA Demonstrations The new activity should compliment any planned JPDO demonstrations, including applications on FAAs South Florida testbed. The new activity is focused on establishing a more extensive capability to test new operational concepts rather than maturing a few operational concepts that are ready for implementation Industry ASP System Study NRA – Integration of Advanced Vehicles Into NextGen FAP N+3 System Study NRA – Advanced Concept Studies for Subsonic and Supersonic Commercial Transports Entering Service in the Period NASA/FAA Research Transition Teams The new activity will directly support two of the RTTs – Integrated Arrival/Departure/ Surface RTT and Efficient Flow Into Congested Airspace RTT The improved analysis capability should benefit the future transition of other technologies that are not yet ready for the RTTs.
15 ARMD has been very responsive to the Council recommendation The proposed system-level research will have a major impact on aviation and the environment This system-level research builds on the progress that has been made in the past two years in the foundational program Summary and Committee Observations