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Large Aircraft Survivability Initiative (LASI) Programmatic Overview Briefing for the: 4 th Triennial Aircraft Fire & Cabin Safety International Research.

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1 Large Aircraft Survivability Initiative (LASI) Programmatic Overview Briefing for the: 4 th Triennial Aircraft Fire & Cabin Safety International Research Conference November 2004 Carter B. Brooks 46 Test Wing, US Air Force DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

2 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 2 Large Aircraft Survivability Initiative 46 TW/OGM Overall Facilitator Activity Execution – Led by Sponsor’s Technical Representative – OR by Agreement with 46 TW. Testing at Various Locations – Driven by Technical Objectives Technical Working Groups – e.g. Signature Measurement & Modeling, Component Vulnerability, Fire Protection, Flight Controls… Current Sponsors Include: – DoD, TSA, NASA, DHS and Industry Multi-Agency Initiative Involving the DoD, TSA, NASA, DHS, FAA, and Industry Objectives: Assess by Demonstration and Analysis the Survivability of Large Commercial Aircraft and Investigate/ Validate the Viability of Survivability Enhancement Features Multi-Agency Initiative Involving the DoD, TSA, NASA, DHS, FAA, and Industry Objectives: Assess by Demonstration and Analysis the Survivability of Large Commercial Aircraft and Investigate/ Validate the Viability of Survivability Enhancement Features LASI is not an Acquisition Program Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

3 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 3 LASI Background DoD Related Interests – Commercial Aircraft Derivatives Used in Military Applications – Significant Use of Civilian Transports for Movement of Personnel and Materials – History of Research & Testing of Survivability Enhancement Technologies Bring Together the Full Capabilities of the Federal Government & Industry with the Common Purpose of Improving Large Aircraft Survivability MANPADS are a Serious Worldwide Threat to Commercial Aviation Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

4 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 4 LASI Background MANPADS are a Serious Worldwide Threat to Commercial Aviation DoD Interests – Commercial Aircraft Derivatives Used in Military Applications Title 10 Live Fire Test & Evaluation – Significant Use of Civilian Transports for Movement of Personnel and Materials Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) – History of Research & Testing of Survivability Enhancement Technologies Facilities & Personnel Industry Interests – Protect their Customers – More Survivable Products NASA Interests – Understand And Protect Our Home Planet… – The Aviation Safety & Security Program … Protect the Traveling Public TSA / DHS Interests – Provide Airline Transportation Security – Commercial Aircraft Counter- MANPADS Program Commercial Aviation Environment Transition Existing Military or Commercial Technology Robust Test & Evaluation Two Phases – Concept – Prototype Bring Together the Full Capabilities of the Federal Government & Industry with the Common Purpose of Improving Large Aircraft Survivability Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

5 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 5 LASI Scope Susceptibility Vulnerability Mitigation Hit Points Physical Damage IR Signature Constructive M&S Hardware-in-the-Loop M&S Propulsion Fuel Structure Upset Frequencies & Power Levels Induced Effects EM Threat Signature Hardware Testing Engine Controls Flight Controls Wiring Failure/Malfunction Effects Analysis Path Loss Data RF Hardening Resistant Flight Controls Adaptive Flight Controls Fire Protection Defensive Systems Ballistic Hardening Improved Survivability Blast & Kinetics Damage Response & Safety of Flight Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

6 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 6 Initial Focus Aircraft Boeing 747 – Representative of Commercial, Large Aircraft Fleet in use today – Survivability Uncertainties & Mitigations Scalable to other Aircraft – Heavy Use Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

7 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 7 LASI Proposed Products High Fidelity Models of Large Transport Aircraft Support Susceptibility Reduction Studies – Support Vulnerability Reduction Studies High Fidelity Survivability Assessment – Baseline Understanding MANPADS Interaction Damaged Aircraft Dynamics RF Weapon Threat and System Vulnerability – Infrastructure to Support Trade Studies Information to Decision Makers – Risk Assessment – Viability of Mitigation Options Countermeasures Explosion / Fire Protection Adaptive Controls – Data to Support Investment Decisions High Fidelity Signature Characterization Aircraft Component Testing Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004

8 Yelverton; LASI – Lisbon Conference; Slide 8 Summary Analysis Driven Approach – Gather Characteristics – Model System & Effects – Pre-Test Predictions – Smart Testing – Model Validation Phased Testing – Maximizes Utility of Limited Test Assets – Gradual Degradation System Evaluation Destructive Testing Coordinated Comprehensive Approach – National Expertise – Optimal Use of Limited Resources – Obtain Data for Many Research Applications All Members of the Survivability Community Are Welcome to Join In Cleared for Public Release by AAC/PA on 21 October 2004


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