Presentation on theme: "Deputy Chief Technology Officer"— Presentation transcript:
1 Deputy Chief Technology Officer for SNAME SD-5 Advanced Marine Vehicles Committee and International Hydrofoil Society Joint Dinner Meeting 8 February 2012for SNAME SD-5 Advanced Marine Vehicles Committee and International Hydrofoil Society Joint Dinner Meeting 8 February Amphibians, Unmanned Vehicles and Arctic Initiatives: Projects of the NAVSEA Technology OfficeMichael L. BosworthDeputy Chief Technology OfficerNAVSEA 05TB
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3 R&D Valley (or Moat) of Death Transitioning from what to what? From invention/S&T to Acquisition/Operational Usage.Technology transition challenges:Transitioning KnowledgeTransitioning Funding ResponsibilityTransitioning from Prototype to Actual System DevelopmentTransitioning from Actual System Development to Ship IntegrationExploiting Technology by the FleetProducing Technology Development RoadmapsAligning S&T Investments with Technology Development RoadmapsAligning Acquisition Strategies with Technology Development RoadmapsExploiting Technology OpportunitiesDeveloping Product Lines vs ProductsTransitioning Tools and MethodsIdentifying Future Technology GapsFunding Specifications, Standards, Rules, and HandbooksImproving Cost Estimation, Uncertainty Analysis, Options Analysis, and Portfolio PlanningR&D Valley (or Moat) of Death
4 Technology Readiness Level Description1. 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.TechnologyReadinessLevels(DAG 2010)TRLs and other Manufacturing and such versions….key is TRL 6 and the two ajacent.
5 NAVSEA Technology Office CorporateR&D StrategyNAVSEA Technology OfficeChief Technology OfficerMichael Kistler, SES (acting)05TS&TLiaison,Leverage,& TransitionIn-housePortfolioBlue= primary 05T AMV POCsDeputy CTOMichael Bosworth05TBTechnical Director 05TD - Dr. Norbert DoerryEATechnology TransitionDivisionSteve Southard05T1Naval EnergyTechnology DivisionThomas Martin05T2Mission SystemsTechnology DivisionCAPT Michael Ziv05T3/PMS405Cross Platform Systems Development (CPSD)Ship Design ToolsOperational Logistics (OpLog)NAVSEA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)Naval Advanced Concepts & Technologies (NACT)Architectures, Interfaces, ModularitySystems (AIMS) >> Concept Formulation (ConForm) FY13 startSEA 05 NSRP Engineering IntegrationS&T LiaisonCo-lead Maritime EnergyWorking GroupTask Force EnergyTechnology Portfolio ManagementEnergy Policy & DoctrineEnergy Strategic PlanningDirected Energy Research & Technology TransitionHigh Energy Laser (HEL)Free Electron Laser (FEL)Laser Weapon Systems (LaWS)Laser-CIWSCounter-Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C-ISR)Ultra Short Pulse (USP) Laser
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 AffordabilitySpecial Operations(Long Range, Autonomous)Maritime Surface VehiclesArctic Systems& Solutions(Fast) Amphibious (Trucks)
12 DUKW= "D" indicated a vehicle designed in 1942, "U" meant "utility", "K" indicated front-wheel drive,"W" indicated two powered rear axles.21,000+ builtMostly for USA, but also…2000 for UK535 for Australia586 for USSR >> post- BAV (1952)Designed by Sparkman & Stevens around GMC 6 wheeled truckGratuitous hydrofoil DUKW
13 LARC Family… survivor in USN: LARC-V XV=15 tonLX=60 tonV=5 ton
15 Circa 2006 Commercial Amphibious Vehicle Developments GibbsTechnologiesMarchRinspeedOthers…Dutton
16 Fast Track Amphibian LLC Highest Speed on Land (As of March 4th 2007) 65 mphHighest Speed on Ice (max. speed not tested) 55 mphTop Speed on Water 39 mphFast Track Amphibian LLC Central Park Drive - Hurst, Texas Phone: Fax:High speed transitionWater <> LandRough bank, terrainpotentialFutureUSV?
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 BosworthPotential military roles (high speed versions…other roles for low speed)Low end starting point for more affordable EFV replacementLow mix side of Hi-Lo mix of EFV + Fast Logistics AmphibianRiverineSpecial OperationsReconHumanitarianFor some, ArcticPlatform for unmanned vehicle systems (likely variable terrain then loiter)
19 Unmanned (Surface) Vehicle Systems LiquidRoboticsMAR WAM-V ProteusDARPA ACTUV concept(ph completeph 2+ in wide competition)Northrop GrummanSAICQinetiQUnmanned Ocean VehiclesSolar Sailor
23 Heightened Tensions in Arctic Emergency Response Support From Surface Combatants in the Arctic: NSWC Carderock Division Feb 2011Mission ScenariosFreedom of NavigationNavy CRUDES and T-AO asked to transit Arctic passagewaysConduct training and presence operationsUNREP, RAS/FASNavigationSmall boat, helicopter operationsHeightened Tensions in ArcticNavy Surface Action Group (SAG) tasked amid heightened tensions amongst Arctic statesPerform maritime security patrols including VBSS, MCM, ASW, and IAMDEmergency Response SupportIncreased commercial and recreation traffic increase number of accidents at seaNavy CRUDES respond to situations calling for:Disabled submarine on ocean floorSearch and rescue for disabled aircraft or shipEvacuation of personnel from ship run aground
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.