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 examine (ONR) shriveled with the Naval reports Board (NSB) of the nationwide learn Council (NRC) to set up a committee to check ONR's airplane know-how software (ATP). The committee convened on could 15 and sixteen, 2001, and reviewed a few 28 technology and expertise (S&T) efforts that have been awarded as constituting the ATP. The committee met individually on may well 17, 2001, to formulate its findings and proposals. This file represents the consensus opinion of the committee and is predicated at the info offered on the evaluate. 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's nearly 60 percentage of the Strike expertise department finances. The ATP S&T 2001 price range is extra divided into the next different types: (1) 6.1 simple study at $4.3 million, (2) 6.2 exploratory improvement at $18.1 million, and (3) 6.3 complex improvement, together with know-how demonstrations, at $32.5 million. even if, the ATP can be in significant transition starting in FY02.
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S. 4 1Naval Studies Board, National Research Council. 2000. C. 2Naval Studies Board, National Research Council. 1999. C. 3Naval Studies Board, National Research Council. 2001. C. 2) S&T UAV/UCAV effort, see Naval Studies Board, National Researh Council. 2000. C. 0 Note: See Appendix C for definitions of acronyms used. At least 5 of the 12 new FNCs mentioned earlier in this report address UAV missions and technology. The UCAV-N program has been incorporated into the Time Critical Strike FNC. Along with the Autonomous Operations FNC, ONR 35 has an enormous opportunity to rapidly advance UAV/UCAV technology, with early transition as a prime objective.
The absence of human-based constraints on maneuvering (instantaneous and steady-state G loading, angular rates and accelerations, and the handling qualities criterion, for example) is not being exploited or studied for potential payoff. Recommendations The program should be kept focused on naval-unique areas, although some consideration should be given to two new directions in order to enable advanced capability systems in the future. The first direction is extending the science and technology of flight control system design (by means of tools that enable flight safety and reliability) to mission-critical functions, such as those required by more autonomous air vehicles.
FlightLab and NASTRAN) are being used. This ATD is scheduled to end this year, with flight tests to begin in August 2001. The two demonstration vehicles being built for the program will be available to the government for further testing and evaluation after the program ends in December 2001. Findings The committee considers that the CRW has several projected vehicle characteristics that will be attractive for naval application and appear to offer significant advantages over traditional VTOL implementations.