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1 for SNAME SD-5 Advanced Marine Vehicles Committee and International Hydrofoil Society Joint Dinner Meeting 8 February 2012 Amphibians, Unmanned Vehicles and Arctic Initiatives: Projects of the NAVSEA Technology Office Michael L. Bosworth Deputy Chief Technology Officer NAVSEA 05TB for SNAME SD-5 Advanced Marine Vehicles Committee and International Hydrofoil Society Joint Dinner Meeting 8 February 2012

2 Now LCS under RADM Murdoch centroid of program authority 05C 05D 05H 05L 05P 05S 05T 05U 05V 05X 05Z Cost Surface SDMs IWS LCS SDMs Struct/Hydro Standards Technology Sub SDMs Carrier SDMs UARC Machinery centroid of technical authority

3 R&D Valley (or Moat) of Death

4 Technology Readiness LevelDescription 1. Basic principles observed and reported.Lowest level of technology readiness. Scientific research begins to be translated into applied research and development. Examples might include paper studies of a technology's basic properties. 2. Technology concept and/or application formulated. Invention begins. Once basic principles are observed, practical applications can be invented. Applications are speculative and there may be no proof or detailed analysis to support the assumptions. Examples are limited to analytic studies. 3. Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept. Active research and development is initiated. This includes analytical studies and laboratory studies to physically validate analytical predictions of separate elements of the technology. Examples include components that are not yet integrated or representative. 4. Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment. Basic technological components are integrated to establish that they will work together. This is relatively "low fidelity" compared to the eventual system. Examples include integration of "ad hoc" hardware in the laboratory. 5. Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment. Fidelity of breadboard technology increases significantly. The basic technological components are integrated with reasonably realistic supporting elements so it can be tested in a simulated environment. Examples include "high fidelity" laboratory integration of components. 6. System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment. Representative model or prototype system, which is well beyond that of TRL 5, is tested in a relevant environment. Represents a major step up in a technology's demonstrated readiness. Examples include testing a prototype in a high-fidelity laboratory environment or in simulated operational environment. 7. System prototype demonstration in an operational environment. Prototype near, or at, planned operational system. Represents a major step up from TRL 6, requiring demonstration of an actual system prototype in an operational environment such as an aircraft, vehicle, or space. Examples include testing the prototype in a test bed aircraft. 8. Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration. Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions. In almost all cases, this TRL represents the end of true system development. Examples include developmental test and evaluation of the system in its intended weapon system to determine if it meets design specifications. 9. Actual system proven through successful mission operations. Actual application of the technology in its final form and under mission conditions, such as those encountered in operational test and evaluation. Examples include using the system under operational mission conditions. Technology Readiness Levels (DAG 2010)

5 NAVSEA Technology Office Cross Platform Systems Development (CPSD) Ship Design Tools Operational Logistics (OpLog) NAVSEA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Naval Advanced Concepts & Technologies (NACT) Architectures, Interfaces, Modularity Systems (AIMS) >> Concept Formulation (ConForm) FY13 start SEA 05 NSRP Engineering Integration S&T Liaison Technology Transition Division Steve Southard 05T1 Technical Director 05TD - Dr. Norbert Doerry Naval Energy Technology Division Thomas Martin 05T2 Mission Systems Technology Division CAPT Michael Ziv 05T3/PMS405 Deputy CTO Michael Bosworth 05TB Chief Technology Officer Michael Kistler, SES (acting ) 05T Co-lead Maritime Energy Working Group Task Force Energy Technology Portfolio Management Energy Policy & Doctrine Energy Strategic Planning Directed Energy Research & Technology Transition High Energy Laser (HEL) Free Electron Laser (FEL) Laser Weapon Systems (LaWS) Laser-CIWS Counter-Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C-ISR) Ultra Short Pulse (USP) Laser EA Blue= primary 05T AMV POCs In-house Portfolio S&T Liaison, Leverage, & Transition Corporate R&D Strategy

6 In-house Portfolio S&T Liaison, Leverage, & Transition Corporate R&D Strategy


8 SEALION 1, 2 & SL1M (Israel)

9 SECDEF Panetta budget revelations 26 Jan 2012 What does this tight budget mean for the Navy & NAVSEA? DoD will rebalance the forces toward the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, which results in maintaining the aircraft carrier fleet at eleven CVNs; maintaining the big deck amphibious fleet; forward stationing LCS in Singapore & patrol craft in Bahrain; & developing a new afloat forward staging base that can be dedicated to support missions such as counter-mine operations. Also: – More special operations (mostly land and air based, but opportunity sea/coastal/riverine), – More unmanned vehicles (mostly UAV but opportunity in UUV and USV), – More affordability and economy initiatives, – Fund design changes to increase cruise missile capacity for future Virginia-class submarines, – Upgrade radars for tactical aircraft and ships. To achieve these capabilities requires rebalancing resources & slowing pace of building new ships as well as accelerating retirement of some existing ships. – Retire seven AEGIS cruisers early; – Slip a large deck amphibious ship by one year & retire two smaller amphib ships early; – Slip one new Virginia-class submarine outside the FYDP; – Reduce Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) by two ships in the FYDP; and; – Reduce Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) by eight in the FYDP. Specific details to be provided by DoD when budget is released, but useful for government/industry entities/employees to understand the magnitude of the changes we face as a Navy.

10 Opportunities in new budget/strategy Affordability Special Operations (Fast) Amphibious (Trucks) (Long Range, Autonomous) Maritime Surface Vehicles Arctic Systems & Solutions

11 Amphibious Tractor (Amtrac) LVT-1

12 DUKW= Gratuitous hydrofoil DUKW "D" indicated a vehicle designed in 1942, "U" meant "utility", "K" indicated front-wheel drive, "W" indicated two powered rear axles. 21,000+ built Designed by Sparkman & Stevens around GMC 6 wheeled truck Mostly for USA, but also… 2000 for UK 535 for Australia 586 for USSR >> post- BAV (1952)

13 LARC Family… survivor in USN: LARC-V LX=60 tonV=5 ton XV=15 ton

14 AAAV > Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)

15 Circa 2006 Commercial Amphibious Vehicle Developments Gibbs Technologies March Rinspeed Others… Dutton

16 Fast Track Amphibian LLC Highest Speed on Land (As of March 4th 2007) 65 mph Highest Speed on Ice (max. speed not tested) 55 mph Top Speed on Water 39 mph Fast Track Amphibian LLC Central Park Drive - Hurst, Texas Phone: Fax: High speed transition Water <> Land Rough bank, terrain potential Future USV?

17 Gibbs Technologies, Inc. Gibbs – Lockheed Martin military concepts Experimental Prototype High Speed Amphibious Truck Phibian

18 What has been; What might be ASNE Day paper Amphibious Vehicles in Littoral Logistics and Support Missions by Jonathan Slutsky, Paul Bode and Michael Bosworth Potential military roles (high speed versions…other roles for low speed) – Low end starting point for more affordable EFV replacement – Low mix side of Hi-Lo mix of EFV + Fast Logistics Amphibian – Riverine – Special Operations – Recon – Humanitarian – For some, Arctic – Platform for unmanned vehicle systems (likely variable terrain then loiter)

19 Unmanned (Surface) Vehicle Systems MAR WAM-V Proteus Liquid Robotics Unmanned Ocean Vehicles Solar Sailor DARPA ACTUV concept (ph1 complete ph 2+ in wide competition) Northrop Grumman SAIC QinetiQ

20 Arctic Capabilities Based Assessment (draft)

21 Arctic Warming Visibility Efforts


23 Freedom of Navigation Navy CRUDES and T-AO asked to transit Arctic passageways Conduct training and presence operations – UNREP, RAS/FAS – Navigation – Small boat, helicopter operations Heightened Tensions in Arctic Navy Surface Action Group (SAG) tasked amid heightened tensions amongst Arctic states Perform maritime security patrols including VBSS, MCM, ASW, and IAMD Emergency Response Support Increased commercial and recreation traffic increase number of accidents at sea Navy CRUDES respond to situations calling for: –Disabled submarine on ocean floor –Search and rescue for disabled aircraft or ship –Evacuation of personnel from ship run aground Mission Scenarios 23 From Surface Combatants in the Arctic: NSWC Carderock Division Feb 2011

24 Summary Tightening budget, but, Niches of growth. Transition is difficult (Valley of Death), but, Crucial and do-able. Several growth areas with AMV potential noted, Special Operations, Amphibians, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Systems and Arctic. We seek solutions to naval needs, not just a cool craft.

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