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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for the Review of ONR's Aircraft Technology Program

The place of work of Naval learn (ONR) shrunk with the Naval stories Board (NSB) of the nationwide learn Council (NRC) to set up a committee to study ONR's plane expertise software (ATP). The committee convened on may possibly 15 and sixteen, 2001, and reviewed a few 28 technology and know-how (S&T) efforts that have been offered as constituting the ATP. The committee met individually on may possibly 17, 2001, to formulate its findings and suggestions. This document represents the consensus opinion of the committee and is predicated at the info offered on the evaluation. The ONR ATP is living in the Strike know-how department (Code 351) of the Naval Expeditionary struggle technological know-how and know-how division (Code 35). In 2001 the ATP is funded at $55.0 million, that is nearly 60 percentage of the Strike know-how department finances. The ATP S&T 2001 funds is extra divided into the subsequent different types: (1) 6.1 easy examine at $4.3 million, (2) 6.2 exploratory improvement at $18.1 million, and (3) 6.3 complex improvement, together with expertise demonstrations, at $32.5 million. even if, the ATP may be in significant transition starting in FY02.

Starting in FY02, all the 6.3 investment and one-half of the 6.2 investment on the ONR should be devoted to 12 significant application parts often called destiny Naval services (FNCs). the aim of the FNCs is to concentration complicated expertise improvement at ONR on naval strength features which have been pointed out as excessive precedence for the longer term by way of a cross-functional team of naval operators, naval improvement and help organisations, and ONR software managers. Plans were made to combine numerous of the Code 351 courses reviewed into FNCs. The ATP used to be awarded to the committee in six thrust components: built-in avionics, propulsion and gear, air motor vehicle expertise, unmanned aerial vehicles/unmanned strive against air autos (UAVs/UCAVs), survivability, and certain aviation initiatives. numerous tasks have been offered inside of each one thrust quarter. The committee equipped this record in line with those thrust components, and in numerous of those parts it additionally indicates new S&T themes for attention for the long run ATP. The findings and proposals of the committee are summarized during this report.

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The two selected airframe contractors, Boeing and Northrop Grumman, are exceptionally well qualified. Boeing’s role as the UCAV-A prime contractor and Northrop Grumman’s as the Navy’s VTUAV contractor assure the explicitly intended leveraging of the DARPA/USAF UCAV ATD and provide a good understanding of naval-unique UAV/UCAV issues. The tough part of UCAV is not the airplane; it is the technologies that enable an unmanned system as part of an integrated military operation. The UCAV-A ATD has made excellent progress in defining a set of technologies required for achieving an operational UCAV capability, but it will go only a very short way toward developing and demonstrating those technologies, because it is rapidly becoming consumed with development and demonstration of the airplane.

Which will advance UAV autonomy systems technology required by future UAV missions”) that the BAA is basically a call for creative concepts. Apparently the Autonomous Operations FNC program is to be detailed after the BAA responses are received. While good ideas can be obtained by means of BAAs, there is considerable risk in not having a better definition of requirements at this stage of a major FNC. The overall program is to be a sequence of three demonstrations, with increasing levels of integration.

An integrated demonstration, just like an integrated system, requires interfaces and specifications to be defined first, to avert chaos. Without clear upfront definition of what is expected, white papers and proposals will probably be meaningless. The committee recommends that ONR slow down the BAA process to allow defining the demonstration platforms and venue more precisely and redefining the demonstrations to sharpen the focus on critical autonomy issues. Also, if the VTUAV is to be used as a demonstration platform, a firm relationship needs to be established with Northrop Grumman, builder of the VTUAV, to ensure a clear pathway for integration of the technology/system provided by an awardee.

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