RDECOM AUSA Sustainment Briefing


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U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Director Dale A. Ormond addressed the May 9, 2012 Association of the United States Army Sustainment Conference in Richmond, Va. The director discussed advances in solar water heaters, energy efficient ice machines and water purification systems.

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  • In FY11 RDECOM provided $1.396B of reimbursable engineering support to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT) PEOs, $0.837B of support to other Army customers and $1.165B of support to non-Army customers, including DOD, Other Government Agencies (OGAs), and Non-Federal entities. For the non-Army customers, in addition to supporting DOD where the Army serves as the Executive Agent (e.g. Chemical-Biological Defense), RDECOM's support to DOD elements, OGAs, and non-Federal customers is a result of the intellectual and engineering expertise resident in the Command. Supporting these non-Army organizations allows RDECOM to spread its fixed infrastructure costs across a larger customer base and helps to facilitize Army laboratories. An added benefit of supporting these non-Army customers is that it enables the Army to grow its systems engineering capabilities. Additionally, for reimbursable support, the Command is placing increasing emphasis that these efforts get executed consistent with each subordinate organization’s mission lanes.
  • RFEC PAC-Japan/ITC-Singapore/ITC-Australia RFEC Atlantic-London/ITC-France/ITC GermanyRFEC Americas-Chile/ITC-Argentina/ITC-Canada RFEC-ITC TDA: 36 Fast Teams: 3 Offices LNOs #:147 RDECOM maintains a worldwide forward deployed presence with select COCOMs, Army Service Component Commands, Army Corps and Training Centers .The three key mission sets of RDECOM forward elements are: Technology Search Identify relevant, unique, cutting edge research areas to ensure the Army has access to the latest international technologyEnhance access to foreign academic, industrial and defense research establishmentsSeed funding to initiate new research collaborations International Engagement Establish professional relationships with foreign scientists and engineersIdentify opportunities for engineer and scientist exchangeprogramsEstablish international exchange agreementsAddress standardization/interoperability issues Warfighter Support Manage Science and Technology Advisors assigned to supported CommandsActive involvement in Theater ExercisesWork with Army labs and centers to develop rapid engineering solutions at point of need enhance Theater Security Cooperation activities  
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  • RDECOM AUSA Sustainment Briefing

    1. 1. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASEAUSA SUSTAINMENT SYMPOSIUM Mr. Dale A. Ormond Director09 MAY 12 U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
    3. 3. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE RDECOM Organization GEN Ann E. Dunwoody Ms. Heidi Shyu CG AMC Acting ASA(ALT) & AAE SAAL-ZA Mr. Dale A. Ormond Director RDECOM RFEC Atlantic RFEC CSM Lebert Beharie Pacific CSM RDECOM BG John McGuiness RFEC DCG RDECOM & Americas Mr. Joe Wienand Senior Commander of Natick Deputy Director (Acting) RDECOM AMRDEC AMSAA ARDEC ARL CERDEC ECBC NSRDEC TARDEC Aviation & Missile Army Material Systems Armaments Research, Army Research Communication- Edgewood Chemical Natick Soldier Tank and AutomotiveResearch, Development Analysis Activity Development & Laboratory Electronics Research, Biological Center Research, Research, & Engineering Center Engineering Center Development & Development & Development & Engineering Center Engineering Center Engineering Center09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 3
    4. 4. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Total RDECOM FY11 Program Execution ($5,886M)APPROPRIATED Base OMA CUSTOMER FUNDEDMANTECH Program Thru ASA(ALT) HQ OMA • Tactical Engagements (Individual customers define output)SBIR Program Thru ASA(ALT) • Significant portion of Command’s Efforts (approx 62%)Congressional Adds to Core $57 $41R&D Thru ASA(ALT) $247 $44 $225 $558 HQ OCO ($3) $229 (6.7) $5 Base OCO (6.6) $136 (6.5) $11 Engineering (6.4) $5 (6.3) $557 Support to $1,396 LCMCs/SRAsCORE R&D ThruASA(ALT)**As of 16 Nov 2011 (6.2) $593 Engineering Support to PMs $279 (Reimbursable) (6.1) $335 $1,047• Strategic engagement (TRADOC/ASAALT/DA Define Output) Other Army• Efforts directed by ASAALT $33• Research Focused• Core Funding DoD Agencies Non DoD Agencies Non-Federal $3309 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 4
    5. 5. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE New Strategic Priorities: Lines of Effort • Safety • Programs and Engineering • Technology Enabled Capability Demonstrations • Core Technical Competencies – System Engineering and Integration – Manufacturing Technology – Rapid Prototyping/Prototype Fabrication – S&T Management, Acquisition & Demonstration • International operations, in-theater operations, COCOM-sponsored engagements • Strategic Communications • Human Capital09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 5
    6. 6. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Engagement and Support Technology Search Engagement Warfighter Support09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 6
    7. 7. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Technology-Enabled Capability Demonstrations• Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology introduced the TECD concept in 2011• Three-year efforts encompassing technology development, demonstration & operational evaluation• Incorporate near-term solutions from the S&T community to demonstrate an operational capability• Culminate in a decision to field the demonstrated capability, transition to a program of record, or terminate• TECD focus topics are the 24 S&T challenges• Stakeholders across the Army identified critical problems that S&T could meaningfully address in the near-term• Co-chaired by the Army Acquisition Executive and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the Army Science & Technology Advisory Group validated these challenges and prioritized them into a Top 10 list09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 7
    8. 8. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Sustainability & Logistics-Basing• Purpose: To demonstrate an integrated approach to reducing sustainment requirements for small contingency base operations• Results:• Reduce power needed to heat &cool living spaces• Increase power efficiency via more effective power generation & management• Increase water use efficiency via sourcing, recycling, repurposing & management• Reduce creation of waste & optimize waste management• Increase waste disposal efficiency via energy conversion and waste mitigation• Payoff:• Leaders have more flexibility to position bases• Less time spent on sustainment means greater troop availability for the mission• Less exposure to threats during logistics operations & convoys09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 8
    9. 9. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Sustainability & Logistics-Basing Integrated, waste, water and fuel management solutions for base camps 50-150 Pax 150-600 Pax 600-1000 Pax • Highly mobile, easy to establish • Highly adaptable, mobile & scaleable • Fixed integrated systems • Tailorable, mission -specific • Stand Alone & integrated capabilities • Adaptable to existing • Robust, organically maintainable • Organic and contract maintainable infrastructure & utilities • QOL improving options • Inherent QOL enhancing capabilities • Contract maintained available • Small Unit leaders trained to manage • Optimal QOL is standard • Small Unit leaders trained to base efficiency efforts & objectives • Established base management operate a base (PSG, 1SG) infrastructure FOB COP PB Reuse Recycle *Army Equipping Strategies are yet to be determined09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 9
    10. 10. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Sustainability: Reduce Need for Fuel Resupply by 25% Energy Efficient Ice Supply in Theater (EEISIT) Self-Powered Solar Water Heater TriCon Linked to Form Cold water blivet Packaging 20’ ISO of with 10,000 lbs Subsystems Storage Pump Thermoelectric Subsystem for Tricon Self-Powered Equipment Shipping container Self-powered Griddle Concept Safe, Efficient, Man-Portable Hot water tank Appliances (SEMPA) Flexible solar reflector Combined Heat /Power Silicon Nanowire Technology09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 10
    11. 11. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Sustainability: Reduce Need for Water Resupply by 75% Water recycling foodservice sanitation capability Shower Water Reuse System Modular Field Kitchen Water Recycling Water Concept Recycling Rotary Disc Clarifier Modular Field Washer-Sanitizer Future Monitoring09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 11
    12. 12. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE Sustainability: Decrease Waste Generation by 50% 2 ton/day Gasifier field waste converts feedstock into a fuel gas Rotary kiln gasification of solid wastes for base camps 1+ MWh daily Combustible gas generates power in diesel genset Down Draft Gasifier Technology ECO Mobile Incinerators For Large Combat Outposts valuated by NATO09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 12
    14. 14. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE VISTA Program Description Purpose: To regain U.S. Defense’s eroding lead in IR sensors by developing a new affordable advanced capability for the Warfighter. • ASD(R&E) program: Tri-Service participation—NVESD managed • Focuses on III-V technology—commercial foundries for growth • Horizontal integration approach enables a diverse, accessible, low-cost domestic industry base • Trusted entities with state-of-the-art capabilities teach industry/share technology knowhow • Leverages industry investment through a consortium • Works hand-in-hand with ManTech program to ensure producibility issues are addressed rapidly Results/Products: Lowers cost and increases yield, operating temperatures and format sizes, limiting factors for mercury cadmium telluride-based sensors. VISTA Milestones • Large-format, dual-band, dual-color FPAs = search, ID, and track at longer ranges with better resolution Phase 1 2011- Phase II 2014-2015 2013 • High operating temperature MWIR FPAs=high res compact lightweight sensors—very wide area coverage SLS 640x480 / High definition 1280x720 860x480, 20 um 12 um pitch MW/LW dual • Digital Readout Integrated Circuits (ROICs)=high dynamic range/better pitch MW/LW band FPAs defines the threat dual band FPAs Warfighter Payoff : Competitive advantage over adversaries--regains lead Barrier HOT MWIR lc = HOT ―large‖ (8K x 8K) or affordably! - HOT 5 um, up to 4kx4k MWIR sub- • Search, identify and track mobile targets in all day/night visibility and 4Kx4K,10 um arrays, 8um pitch battlefield conditions pitch FPAs • Urban environment— wide area EO persistent surveillance at high altitude Digital 640 x 480 D- Supply large format D- & below clouds (tactical UAVs) ROIC ROIC w/low RTS ROICs for both SLS & • Wide area high res coverage for situational awareness, persistent surv & noise /high dyn HOT FPAs above plume/gunflash detection (industry enabled) range09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 14
    15. 15. APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE CT Light Machine Gun Overview Rotating Chamber allows Key Technologies push through feed and eject • Use of cased-telescoped ammo Muzzle Compensator Top mounted flip • Structural configuration & open feed tray lightweight materials (aluminum Vented Foregrip and composites) Long stroke, soft recoil Improves controllability • Thermal management • Ergonomically designed Quick change barrel (handle not shown) Total = 51.3 pounds Picatinny Rails Weight in Pounds Total = 30.9 pounds Full Loop Polymer Links Adjustable, Semi-Auto or Full-Auto collapsible 150 Round Fire @ 600 rpm Ammo Soft Pouch buttstock 20.4 pounds of weight savings (40%) & 12% reduction in ammo volume for SAW Gunner09 MAY 12 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 15