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1 OICW System Enhancements STO III.WP Specific Goal: Design, Build and Demonstrate Prototype Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based Safe & Arm (S&A) Devices to Include Micro- scale Firetrain (MSF) Why? Cost for the OICW projectile is high. The S&A contributes significantly to the cost. Large fuze (small payload) limits terminal effects Payoff: Reduced cost –50% over traditional S&A Increased lethality and survivability – 75% S&A volume reduction Enabling MEMS technology facilitates fielding of OICW and OCSW

2 Lethality Enhancement & Weight/Cost Reduction Technologies for OICW Pacing Technology High Aspect Ratio MEMS MEMS Fuzing MEMS S&A DIE MSF – Energetic material, transfer charge design OICW System Enhancements STO III.WP

3 FY00 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 TRL=4 Preliminary Fuze Architecture; Demo MEMS/MSF Components in Test Barrel METRIC MEMS component function & survivability – go/no go Parts count to 5 TRL=6 Complete system test; Performance & Ltd Environmental stresses METRIC Assess to MIL- STD design criteria Environmental stresses – MIL-STD-331 Validate unit cost 50% < than $5.50 TRL=5 Fuze redesign; MEMS/MSF and 20 mm Projectile Integration; OICW prime contractor participation; OICW 20 mm AB hardware procured METRIC Integrated MEMS testing – ITOP, MIL- STD-331 Fuze level testing – go/no go TRL=4 Design MSF charges and energetic layout METRIC MSF Initiation – go/no go MSF Out of line safety – go/no go TRL=3 Design/Build prototype Micro Electro- mechanical System (MEMS) based S&A components METRIC Demonstrate function in a lab environment Drop test – 5’ 40’ Centrifuge test – 600 g TRL=5 Army Fuze Safety Review Board; Weapon Fire MEMS/MSF S&A METRIC Demonstrate complete S&A System including MSF Meets the intent of MIL-STD % vol reduction UPC < $5.50 COMPONENTS - ENERGETICS – S&A – FUZE – PROTOTYPE SYSTEM DEMO OICW System Enhancements STO III.WP

4 OICW System Enhancements Accomplishments Current Fabrication: CNRI/MEMS Exchange via DARPA contract MEMS S&A architecture defined Parts produced using DRIE and LIGA fabrication technologies Slurry loaded 2 explosive formulations into MEMS devices Tested numerous heaters (Initiators) and downselected from 24 to 4 designs Fired MK19 40 mm MEMS w/ Ni/Cu components – 5 Apr 02 8 of 12 fully armed, shear tab on lock too rigid Fired OICW 20 mm MEMS w/ Ni/Cu components – 17 Apr 02 Environment: 47k g/456 rps and 63k g/510 rps 9 of 9 fully armed, 1 no-test OICW Mann Barrel

5 OICW System Enhancements Planned Contract Future Fabrication : MEMS solicitation released ~ 29 May 02 Effort includes: Prototype fabrication of TACOM-ARDEC design Packaging designs Advanced fabrication processes Duration of effort: 24 months Estimated value: $1.8 M Estimated award date: 30 Aug 02 MEMS based S&A technology to transition to PM OICW in FY04 – a part of OICW Block II upgrade

6 Glen Berg U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal, NJ (973) Lightweight Family of Weapons Objective Force Warrior Approved For Public Release Committed to Excellence

7 Soldiers on Point for the Nation Stimulate the technology communityStimulate the technology community Visionary concept for a revolutionary soldierVisionary concept for a revolutionary soldier Army Chief showed it at the Winter AUSAArmy Chief showed it at the Winter AUSA 2015 time frame2015 time frame Technologies include: quantum computing, nanotechnologies, exoskeleton, robotic UAV (eagle), robotic Mule, speech recognition, vision computer pointers, integrated suit and helmet, netted fires, etcTechnologies include: quantum computing, nanotechnologies, exoskeleton, robotic UAV (eagle), robotic Mule, speech recognition, vision computer pointers, integrated suit and helmet, netted fires, etc

8 Objective Force Warrior Program Two Lead Technology Integration contracts awarded FY 02 by Natick Soldier Center Two Lead Technology Integration contracts awarded FY 02 by Natick Soldier Center Technology Demonstration FY06 Technology Demonstration FY06 Technology Readiness Level 6 Technology Readiness Level 6 FUE FY08-12 FUE FY08-12

9 Potential Potential 30-35% weight reduction possible 30-35% weight reduction possible Loaded M4 from 7.4 lbs to 5 lbs Loaded M4 from 7.4 lbs to 5 lbs Loaded M249 from 23.3 lbs to 14 lbs Loaded M249 from 23.3 lbs to 14 lbs 6-30 rd magazines from 6 lbs to 4lbs 6-30 rd magazines from 6 lbs to 4lbs Lightweight Medium Machine gun Lightweight Medium Machine gun For the future Weapons Squad Future Family of Lightweight Weapons and Ammunition Caseless or Plastic Cased Ammunition Composite Structures Simple Reliable Mechanisms Embedded Sensors Ceramic Barrel

10 Squad Leader Automatic Rifleman Team Leader Rifleman Objective Force Warrior Rifle Squad Vision Distributed Fire Control Network Grenadier Team Leader OICWLightweightAutomaticWeaponLightweight Weapon & Grenade Launcher Automatic Rifleman Grenadier OICWLightweightAutomaticWeaponLightweight Weapon & Grenade Launcher OICW OICW LightweightWeapon

11 TACOM-ARDEC has initiated the Objective force Warrior Lethality Program TACOM-ARDEC has initiated the Objective force Warrior Lethality Program A Joint Service Small Arms Program to demonstrate such a future weapons family to include: A Joint Service Small Arms Program to demonstrate such a future weapons family to include: Carbine Carbine Automatic Rifle Automatic Rifle Medium Machine Gun Medium Machine Gun Indirect Fire Attachment Indirect Fire Attachment Will coordinate effort with Natick and the Lead Technology Integration contractors Will coordinate effort with Natick and the Lead Technology Integration contractors Compliment OICW and OCSW in Rifle Squad and Weapon Squad Compliment OICW and OCSW in Rifle Squad and Weapon Squad Future Family of Lightweight Weapons and Ammunition

12 Status: Low level work initiated this year Low level work initiated this year Significant Contract Awards in FY04 Significant Contract Awards in FY04 Systems demonstrations FY07-09 Systems demonstrations FY07-09 Troop demonstrations at TRL of 6 Troop demonstrations at TRL of 6 Transition to PM Soldier Weapons beginning FY 08 Transition to PM Soldier Weapons beginning FY 08


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