Presentation on theme: "Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) System Overview“21-Day Persistent Surveillance”DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT B. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government Agencies only, 15 March Other requests for this document shall be referred to Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, ATTN: SMDC-RTD-SH, P.O. Box 1500, Huntsville, AL
2 Background Previous Initiatives 2002: NAVAIR Study of Hybrid Vehicle concept for Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)2005: DARPA Walrus Program was Catalyst for the demonstration of P-791 Hybrid Aircraft Prototype; first flight 2006; reduced flight controls technology riskJan 2008: a Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD) named Persistent Elevated Reconnaissance Surveillance Intelligence Unmanned System (PERSIUS)June/July 2008: PERSIUS JCTD proposal was validated by Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC)2009: Effort redirected as a Technology Demonstration titled Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV)February – May 2010 – LEMV Source SelectionJune 2010 – Agreement Award to Northrop Grumman
3 What is LEMV?LEMV is a Long Duration Hybrid Unmanned/Manned Airship ISR PlatformCombination of buoyancy, thrust, and aerodynamic lift to enable ISR heavy lift capability and extended multi-week flight durationOutfitted with existing payloads including ground moving target indicator radar, full motion video, communication relays, data downlink, and signal intelligence.Executed as a Technology Demonstration under Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) contracting mechanismUS Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) has Demo lead~5 year programUtilizing Other Transaction Authority to allow participation of non-traditional Department of Defense contractorsDevelop a Government Owned/Contractor Operated ISR platform that is ready to transport to theater for technology demonstrations within 18 months after agreement award
4 What is LEMV? Hybrid Air Vehicle LEMV Mission Payloads 20,000ft Altitude, 2500 lb Payload21 Days,20/80kts Station Keep/CruiseLEMV Mission PayloadsGMTI RadarFull Motion VideoSignal IntelligenceCommunications RelayTactical Data LinkMulti-INT Ground StationsAcquisition PlanSystem Integration 18 monthsGFE PayloadsJMUA / 3 ½ yr in AfghanistanISR Configuration21 Days on station(next chart - 2)LEMV is a large (football size) long endurance multi-intelligence vehicle that will stay in the air for 21+ days, carry 2500lbs payloads, and operate at 22K feet.It will carry FMV, radar, signal intelligence, and communications payloadsThe program specifics are development in 18 months, deploy to theater for a series of 1 year periods for up to 5 years.Additional efforts are airships 2 and 3, with operational deployments thru the 5 year period of performance.The government also asked for planning number for 10 & 20 airships as they begin the initial steps to establish a program of record.Our specific offering has an endurance of 23.8 days with 10% fuel reserve, operates on about 8 gals an hour, costs less than 20K in fuel per mission. If we ran it til empty we would get an additional 2 days for nearly 26 days in than air! Mission module has 153 of uninstalled growth, another 45% installed growth.302’4
5 LEMV System Requirements Platform Requirements 21 days on station7500 feet Above Ground Level Minimum/20,000 feet Mean Sea Level Optimal2,500 pound payload16 KW of power to payloads80 knots dash speed and 20 knots station keep speedReduced Cost and LogisticsPayload RequirementsFull Motion VideoSignal Intelligence (SIGINT)Tactical Data Link(s)Communication RelayGround Moving Target Indictor (GMTI) RadarThe ISR Task Force needed LEMV with payloads to answer the persistent ISR requirements from multiple COCOMs. The ISR Task Force asked SMDC to be the executing agent for the Department.The requirement for LEMV is from the Persius JCTD. The JROCM dated 23 Jun 08 signed by the Vice Chief Joint Chief of Staff, General CartwrightThese are the objectives of the LEMV effort, most derived from the Persius JCTD.5
6 Payloads 2 x L3 Wescam MX-15: EO/IR Full Motion Video Cameras 1 x Pennant Race: Signal Intelligence Package3 x L3 VORTEX: RF Payload CommunicationsKu Spread Spectrum (KuSS): Satellite Comms (SATCOM)4 x Thales MMARs: Communications Relays1 x VADER: Ground Motion Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar1 x TTNT: ISR Network Communications Relay
7 Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle Army G2 Operational View FOUOTROJANKu/KaSIGINT C2& DATABLOSAV C2IRIDIUMGBSGame ChangingMulti-Intelligence VehicleProviding Unblinking ISR and CommsTROJAN/WIN-TSIGINTPEDLEMVNSA NetJWICSSIPRNETGRCSMARSSPENNANTRACESIGINTJWICSSIPRNETVADERGMTIMX20FMVRing RoadSecurityBorderSurveillancePGSSMX-20FMVRAVENSHADOWMX-15FMVLOSAV C2HARTPAIESMX-15FMVCounterIEDsNationalSupport AgenciesHARTClientVORTEXPTDSIIAEBCounterDrugsOSGCSROVER 5Direct BCTSupportAV GCSISR NETTTNT/QNTHART HC3XBfSBOSRVTSqd, Plt, CoPED GCSPayload C2& DataTCDLUSF-AMMARJTR RepeaterCapabilitiesDCGS-AIntegrated Backbone(DIB)21 Day Endurance24/7 Coverage20K ft MSL2,500 lbs Payloads12 Modular PayloadBays16KW Mission PowerSensor Cross CueingSensorsBCTMissions2xMX20HD2xMX15HDi1xVADER1xPENNANTRACE1xTTNT/QNT4xMMAR3xVORTEX1xKu/Ka Satellite CommsPersistent Area AssessmentSituational DevelopmentMission OverwatchDirect BCT SupportRing Road SecurityBorder SurveillanceCounter IEDsCounter DrugsComms RelayForce ProtectionBattle Damage AssessmentIndications and WarningF3EAD Targeting SupportInfrastructure AnalysisEnemy Comms InterceptIndirect Fire SupportDIV/MEUUNCLASSIFIED/ FOUOV2.6, , SGM Martinez Irizarry
8 Air Vehicle Characteristics Hybrid Design Bi-Lobe Hull Design 1.34 M ft3 Volume – 302 ft x 113 ft X 70 ftAirship moored with mastShort Take-off and Vertical Landing1350 ft take-off distance100 ft vertical landingFour (4) 350 Hp Gas EnginesSkid Landing System (no wheels)Vectran Fabric Composition for Hull12 Payload Bay for 12 Modula 500 lb Pallets6 more available growthFully environmentally enclosedCapable of 16 kW Payload PowerExpandable & Reconfigurable Crew Station(Optionally Manned)Line of Sight (LOS) & Beyond LOS (BLOS) AV C2LOS Payload C2DimensionsLength: 302 feetWidth: 113 feetHeight: 70 feet
9 Air Vehicle – Hull Exterior Features Hull internal structure Bi-lobe Vestigial tail lobeCambered formLanding skids profiled to hullHull internal structureBallonets x 4Central DiaphragmTransverse DiaphragmsNose and Tail volumesITAR-controlled data included - This slide contains ITAR-controlled data within the definition of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and has been reviewed and approved for release to foreign persons.
10 Mission Module and Payloads Characteristics148’ payload bay:Forward Murphy Bay with 12 Payload ModulesCenterline Bay isolates VADER and has steerable POD adapterAFT BAY isolates SIGINT with antennas on rear fuel moduleEach module supports 500 lbsEach module environmentally controlled48 antennas installed on vehicle with Patch panel for payload useInteroperable with PM UAS IOPs360o VADER operation via gimbalsDetailed payload integration planning
11 Ground Control Station (GCS)/Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) CharacteristicsUsing “DRASH” Shelter vice TrailersAV / Payload C2 based on PM UAS UGCSFlexible Controls via 2 deliveries – AV LRS(with CDL and Iridium/KuSS) and combined AV / Payload / PED FOB (with 2 CDL and Iridium/KuSS)Situational Awareness Video via LOS and BLOSInteroperable with PM UAS IOPsGCS is based on the Army’s Universal GCS (UGCS)AAI building GCS (Developed Army’s UGCS)**PED Manning Under Review**
12 System Integration Testing Completion of Developmental TestsFully autonomous FlightUnmanned takeoff and landingComplete flight envelopeLaser designation testingAV Endurance TestJMUA “dry run”Verify No Degradation of Sensor PerformanceIA (JTIC)IOP Cert Testing (UCGS, STANAG)
13 Logistics & Supportability Transportation CharacteristicsManned deploymentWest to East route that refuels inCanada and UK and then overfliesEurope and the Middle EastComprehensive JMUA planningSupportability CharacteristicsLogistics management plan includes a strongGOCO arrangement with Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) implementing Performance Based Logistics (PBL)DRASH (tactical system) ground equipmentconfiguration is well-suited for support operations
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