Presentation on theme: "APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE"— Presentation transcript:
1 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE ARDEC OverviewMs. Cindy PerazzoDeputy Director of Technology25 February 2014Empower, unburden and protect the Warfighter by providing superior armaments solutions that dominate the battlefield.MISSIONInnovative Armaments Solutions for Today and TomorrowVISIONDISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
2 RDECOM Organization AMRDEC ARDEC CERDEC ECBC NSRDEC TARDEC ARL GEN Dennis L. Via CG AMCMs. Heidi Shyu ASA(ALT) & AAERFEC AtlanticRFEC PacificRFEC AmericasMr. Dale A. OrmondDirector RDECOMCSM Lebert Beharie CSM RDECOMRDECOM provides engineering services and support to Program Executive Offices (PEOs)/Program Managers (PMs), Life Cycle Management Commands (LCMCs), and other customers for the development of technical specifications, administration of contractual efforts, technical oversight of programs, engineering configuration management, hardware and software development efforts, parts obsolescence management, and sustainment engineering support for spares and repair parts. This type of customer-funded reimbursable work comprises the vast majority of our engineering efforts. RDECOM’s largest mission (Engineering) is organized under a pay-as-you-go model. The Army does not have a strategic approach to identify, prioritize, or resource critical engineering requirements.Rapid prototyping is another engineering service provided by RDECOM. Prototype Integration Facilities, commonly known as PIFs, fill a very specific niche in their ability to develop concepts and engineering designs for rapid conversion into prototypes for immediate use by the Warfighter or for transition to Depots/Arsenals for full scale production. Many of RDECOM’s subordinate organizations have either a special facility that is designated as a PIF or have a PIF capability. The PIFs focus on the development and fabrication of prototypes in limited quantities rather than mass production. Predominately funded by customer reimbursable dollars, Engineering Development (BA 6.4), the goal of each PIF is to produce results as quickly as possible at the lowest possible cost. Providing these engineering services and prototyping capabilities from a workforce that has developed technical expertise through hands on bench work and development of cutting edge technologies allows the Army materiel acquisition community to be a Smart Buyer, as defined in the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of A few examples of how RDECOM’s engineering workforce enables the Army to be a Smart Buyer is through unbiased technical expertise to conduct technical assessments and evaluations of contract proposals and source selections offers, assess technical concepts, conduct system trade analysis, evaluate prototypes, and analyze requirements compliance.INDUSTRY PARTERNSHIPS-IRADS: INFO NEEDEDACADEMIA: INFO NEEDEDMr. Jyuji HewittDeputy Director RDECOMBG William E. Cole DCG RDECOMAMRDECAviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering CenterARDECArmaments Research, Development & Engineering CenterCERDECCommunications- Electronics Research, Development & Engineering CenterECBCEdgewood Chemical Biological CenterNSRDECNatick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering CenterTARDECTank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering CenterARLArmy Research Laboratory
3 Strategic Partners Headquarters, Department of the Army Assigned/Direct SupportCoordinationAssistant Secretary of the ArmyAcquisition, Logistics and TechnologyMs. Heidi ShyuArmy Materiel Command, AMCGen. Dennis L. ViaJoint Munitions & Lethality LCMCBG Kristin K. FrenchTACOM LCMCMG Michael J. TerryResearch, Development and Engineering Command, RDECOMMr. Dale OrmondPEO AmmunitionBG John J. McGuinessProgram Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service SupportProgram Executive Office Ground Combat SystemsProgram Executive Office SoldierArmament Research, Development and Engineering Center, ARDECDr. Gerardo J. Melendez
4 Engineering Lifecycle ARDEC’s RoleEngineering LifecycleResearchDevelopmentProductionField SupportDemilitarizationAdvanced Weapons: Line of sight/beyond line of sight fire; non line of sight fire; scalable effects; non-lethal; directed energy; autonomous weaponsAmmunition: Small, medium, large caliber; propellants; explosives; pyrotechnics; warheads; insensitive munitions; logistics; packaging; fuzes; environmental technologies and explosive ordnance disposalFire Control: Battlefield digitization; embedded system software; aero ballistics and telemetryARDEC provides the technology for over 90% of the Army’s lethality and a significant amount of support for other services’ lethality
5 ARDEC Core Competencies Weapon Systems& TechnologiesLogisticsAmmunition Unique Packaging, Handling, Storage and TransportationAsset Visibility & Distribution ManagementSets, Kits, Outfits & ToolsLogistic Engineering & New Equipment TrainingFire Control SystemsIntegrated Weapon SystemsWeapons Manufacturing TechnologyGun / Cannon Tubes & MountsWeapon EvaluationNon-Lethal Weapons & Target EffectsCannon Fatigue Life Testing & CertificationRemote Weapon Stations/Weapon PodsDirected Energy Weapon SystemsAmmo autoloaders and magazinesWeapon Material ApplicationsEmbedded/Real-Time SoftwareTMDE & Automated Test SetsFire / Weapon Control HardwareNetworked LethalityWeapon System Information AssuranceFire / Weapon Control Hardware IntegrationFire Control ComponentsEmergency Management & Anti- Terrorism SystemsBallistic Data & ProductsEmbedded Training for Ground and Soldier PlatformsPrognostic / DiagnosticsMunition Systems & TechnologiesGun Launched Munition SystemsAeroballisticsFuzing SystemNon-Lethal and Scalable MunitionsTelemetryPower SystemsManeuver Support MunitionsProducibility & Manufacturing SciencesGrenades & DemolitionsExplosive Ordnance DevicesCountermeasure Flares / DecoysMunition EvaluationSmoke Munitions/ Grenades Signal FlaresVulnerability Analysis & AssessmentGuidance, Navigation, and ControlInterior/Terminal BallisticsPropulsion SystemsEnterprise Engineering & BusinessSystems Engineering & AnalysisSoftware EngineeringPrototypingQuality, Reliability & System Safety EngineeringProduct and Technical Data ManagementModeling & Simulation of ArmamentsAcquisition SupportIndustrial Base Analysis/Obsolescence MgmtBusiness Process Management (CMMI, ISO, Lean Six-Sigma, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial Management)Army Science Board July 2013Lethality AnalysisEnergetics, Warheads & MaterialsPropellantsWarheads / Lethal MechanismsExplosivesAnti-Tamper DevicesPyrotechnicsIntegrated Explosive Detection SystemsAdvanced Materials / NanotechnologiesDemil TechnologiesEnvironmental TechnologiesStockpile ReliabilityUNCLASSIFIED
6 Army Enduring Challenges Greater force protection (Soldier, vehicle, base) to ensure survivability across all operations (16.8% of ARDEC Portfolio)Ease overburdened Soldiers in Small Units (4.0%)Timely mission command & tactical intelligence to provide situation awareness and communications in all environments (0.5%)Reduce logistic burden of storing, transporting, distributing and retrograde of materials (2.4%)Create operational overmatch (enhanced lethality and accuracy) (69.6%)Achieve operational maneuverability in all environments and at high operational tempo (2.5%)Enable ability to operate in CBNRE environment (0.8%)Enable early detection and improved outcomes for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (0.0%)Improve operational energy (0.0%)Improve individual & team training (0.0%)Reduce lifecycle cost of future Army capabilities (A metric for all efforts!)Army Modernization Challenges. The Army has established 11 Modernization Challenges to frame modernization and S&T insertion opportunities. Some challenges have sub-challenges and all have associated desired capabilities and technology enablers. The challenges include the obvious, such as we need better force protection, to the less obvious, such as we need to improve operational energy. However, all are consistent with the messages being sent from the requirements community over the last decade. The Challenges are:Greater force protection (soldier, vehicle, base) to ensure survivability across all operations. This includes Enhance Force Protection and Improve Combat Casualty Care. The Force Protection challenge area relates to the overriding commitment to keep our Soldiers safe as they conduct a wide range of dangerous missions. This is reflected in the pursuit of the very best vehicle and Soldier equipment available in the world, to include ongoing upgrades to existing Soldier body armor and protective gear, blast-resistant armor in combat vehicles, and protection in forward operating bases.Ease overburdened Soldiers in small units. This includes Lighten the Load – Physical and Cognitive. Easing the burden on Soldiers and small units in combat operations will continue to guide Army S&T investment, following a decade of combat experience. Soldier-carried weapons, equipment, and ammunition must continue to get lighter, using advanced materials and engineering. The Army continues to explore ways to achieve advances in expeditionary power to reduce the weight Soldiers carry.Timely mission command and tactical intelligence to provide situational awareness and communications in all environments. This includes Enhance Connectivity, Counter Cyber and Electronic Warfare (EW) Threats, and Improve Tactical Intelligence. Mission command and tactical intelligence remains a fixed priority for the Army, now and in the future. The Army continues to work across various equipment portfolios to provide Soldiers with timely situational awareness on the battlefield.Reduce logistic burden of storing, transporting, distributing, and retrograde of materials. This includes Enhance Transportation, Distribution, and Waste Management. Over the past decade the Army has learned that it must plan for logistical challenges in the conduct of future operations. Technologies are needed that support effective, affordable, and sustainable logistics operations.Create operational overmatch (enhanced lethality and accuracy). This includes Enhance Lethality. The Army must seek enabling technologies that provide our Soldiers with capabilities such as increased lethality and accuracy delivered by the best arms possible.Achieve operational maneuverability in all environments and at high operational tempo. This includes Enhance Maneuverability and Enhance Operational Autonomy.Enable ability to operate in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) environment. The Army must be prepared to defend against CBRNE Threats and S&T investments must continue to pursue innovation in protective equipment, detection, and containment of such threats.Improve early detection of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Army is working with the National Football League and academic institutions on research regarding head injury prevention, mitigation, and protection associated with TBI as well as continuing to invest in key areas such as biomarker detection.Improve operational energy. Successful development of new technologies to address operational energy needs is another priority for the future. The Army’s investment in an Improved Turbine Engine, with a goal of 25 percent less fuel consumption in aviation platforms, attests to this need. The Mobile Electric Power program,Improve individual and team training. S&T must continue to drive innovation in the Army’s training of Soldiers. Technologies that facilitate individualized and team-based training have achieved significant success. The Army needs to continue to leverage developing technologies toward this end. Reduce lifecycle cost of future Army capabilities. The Army must pursue affordable and effective capabilities for Soldiers and must plan for sustainment costs in the development of future weapon systems and equipment.ARDEC Portfolio is Aligned to Army Enduring Challenges!DIST. A
7 ARDEC S&T User GapsUNCLASSIFIED120mm Mortars extended range and increased precision.Extended range w/ conventional munitions and guided munitionsIncreased precision in GPS denied environmentsMunitions against advanced armors and hardened above/below ground targetsTailorable effects that match munitions to targets (to include scalable lethal to non-lethal)Cluster munitions replacement for area fires or imprecisely located targetsRemote and autonomous delivery of fires for increased survivability• Direct fire counter-defilade target engagement capability• Cooperative engagements (sensor to shooter, LOS, NLOS, kinetic, non-kinetic lethal capabilities) and near real-time networked fires• Scalable (non-lethal and non-lethal to lethal) force to shape the fight, defeat insurgents, reduce casualties, minimize damage• Multispectral obscurants and illumination to limit enemy freedom of action• Imperceptible trace to prevent enemy detection of U.S. forces• Large Cal direct fire to defeat ATGM• Large Cal to defeat ATGM teams with precision airburst munitions• Lethal overmatch and tactical standoff to extend the close combat battle against tanks and armored vehicles• Cooperative engagements (sensor to shooter, LOS, NLOS, kinetic, non-kinetic lethal capabilities) and near real-time networked fire• Breach of entry points into urban infrastructure and disable assets from stand-off• Remote and autonomous delivery of fires for increased survivability• NL anti-material weapon effective at extended rangesCUAS at close rangeCRAM for base protection and armored vehicles on the moveDetect and counter electromagnetic or directed energy attacksExplosive detection/neutralization above/below ground, at standoff distances, and convoy speedsBreach of entry points into urban infrastructure & disable assets from stand-offFIRE SUPPORTExtended range beyond 40km w/ conventional munitions and beyond 60km w/ guided munitions.Increased precision in GPS denied environments.Munitions against advanced armors and hardened above/below ground targets.Tailorable effects that match munitions to targets (to include scalable lethal to non-lethal).Cluster muntions replacement for area fires or imprecisely located targets.Remote and autonomous delivery of fires for increased survivability.DISMOUNTED CLOSE COMBATBreach of entry points into urban infrastructure and disable assets from stand-off.Direct fire counter-defilade target engagement capability.Cooperative engagements (sensor to shooter, LOS, NLOS, kinetic, non-kinetic lethal capabilities) and near real-time networked fires.Scalable (non-lethal and non-lethal to lethal) force to shape the fight, defeat insurgents, reduce casualties, minimize damage.Multispectral obscurants and illumination to limit enemy freedom of action.Imperceptable trace to prevent enemy detection of U.S. forces.MOUNTED CLOSE COMBATLarge Cal direct fire to defeat ATGM at short (0-2km) and extended (2km+) ranges.Large Cal to defeat ATGM teams with precision airburst munitions.Lethal overmatch and tactical standoff to extend the close-combat battle against tanks and armored vehicles.NL anti-material weapon effective 0-1.5km, 2.5km desired; NL AP weapon effective 0-400m, 1km desired.PROTECTIONCUAS at close range up to 2.5km and ranges beyond 2.5km.CRAM for base protection and armored vehicles on the move.Explosive detection/neutralization above/below ground, at standoff distances, and convoy speeds.Detect and counter electromagnetic or directed energy attacks.Efficient handling/throughput of cargo for faster/more effective deployment/sustainmentExplosives safety techniques to improve storage site planning and minimize footprint at base camps.Real-time, automated, asset tracking and prognostics/diagnostics systems to manage/maintain ammunition.Automated rapid weapon system rearm and resupply to reduce manpower requirements s and soldier exposure to risk.Lightweight renewable/recyclable/reusable packaging to reduce operational energy usage during distribution and retrograde.DIST. A
8 ARDEC S&T Portfolio FY13-19 Enablers UNCLASSIFIEDARDEC S&T Portfolio FY13-19 EnablersFuze and PowerMulti-Purpose Technologies - enable a single munition to engage variable targets and target typesAffordable, energy efficient, real-time embedded on munition sensor/signal processingNovel, affordable, and energy efficient MEMS-based componentsEnergy harvesting from weapon platform or munitions in flightFire Control and Networked FiresIntegrated and enhanced fire control technologies to enable target acquisition, accuracy at extended ranges (to detect, acquire, locate, classify, identify, prioritize and assess damage):Energetics and PropulsionEnergetic materials that provide greater energy with less sensitivity to unplanned stimuliGreener energetic materials that reduce manufacturing waste stream and training costs and do not present a safety hazard to our WarfighterHigh rate mechanical response and damage models for energetic materialsHigh temperature burn characterization of thermally damaged energeticsMulti-Phase reacting flow models (granular propellant)Quantitative burn characterization of mechanically damaged energetic Materials for IM warheadsWarheadsNovel warhead materialsNovel approach and techniques to improve penetrator performanceAdvanced warhead designs integrated into munition bodyGNCEnhanced stand-off across existing weapon platform and munitions medium to large caliber): Enhanced projectile trajectory modification techniquesSensing technologies that enable precise engagement of fired munitions engaging moving targetsTechnologies that enable affordable precision engagement in 40mm low and high velocity grenadesAfffordable seekersEnergetics11-10 Small Organic Precision Munition Warhead Energetics12-04 Future Requirements of Enhanced Energetics for Decisive Munitions (FREEDM)Warheads09-24 Modeling & Simulation Development for Insensitive Munitions11-M2 Advanced Munition Warhead Manufacturing Improvements12-08 Advanced Warheads for Scalable Effects Munitions (AWSEM)Fire Control14-07 Fire Control Target Recognition & ClassificationFuze09-0X MEMS S&A12-10 Printed Electronics, Explosives and Power Sources (PEEPS) for Munitions12-11 Advanced Munition Power and Initiation Systems Demo (AMPIS)15-08 Fuze and Power Applications for MunitionsGNC12-02 Affordable Precision Technologies12-03 Air Dropped Guided Munition TechnologyOther Leveraged EnablersMaterialsSeekersNetworkingLogistics TechnologyModeling & SimulationDIST. A
9 ARDEC FacilitiesArmament Software Engineering CenterGun/Mount Fatigue LabBallistic Gun Range ComplexEnergetics Synthesis, Formulation and Scale-up ComplexDavidson Warhead FacilityAutomated Test Sets FacilityFuze Development CenterDirected Energy FacilityElectromagnetic Effects ComplexRemote Armaments FacilitySoft Catch Gun FacilityDoD Joint Packaging, Handling,Storage, and Transportation ComplexDemilitarizationFacilityNon-DestructiveEvaluation FacilityNanotechnologyCenterPrecision ArmamentsComplexOur Organic Facilities Enable Integrated Armament System Solutions
10 Enduring Future Thrusts Technologies to reduce weapon tube erosionHigh g survivable power sourcesMaterials for warheads, structural componentsUse of additive manufacturing to enhance performance and speed timeline from gap to operational useExtending range across all calibersReducing Warfighter burden10
11 Teaming with ARDECScience & TechnologyPOC: Joseph Pelino,CRADAs/Patent Licenses/Testing Services/Engineering ServicesPOC: Tim Ryan,IR&D Technical InterchangePOC: Sylvester Anyanwu,Small Business Innovation ResearchPOC: Carol L’Hommedieu,International CooperationPOC: Lu Ting,DOTCPOC: Don Geiss,Small Arms ConsortiumPOC: Mike Tauber,…..Continued Dialog to Leverage Collaboration Opportunities
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.