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ANNEX A

KEY PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS (KPP)

 

1. General System Capabilities. The VTUAV system must be capable of:

a. Automatic launch and recovery of the AVs, both ashore and from any air capable ship with maximum deck displacement of +3 degrees (0) pitch and +50 roll displacement from 00 centerline (Threshold/KPP)/+50 pitch and +80 roll displacement from 00 centerline (Objective).

b. Providing deck restraining capability compatible with all air capable ships (Threshold/KPP)

c. Passing control of an AV and MMP from one VTUAV GCS to another VTUAV GCS (Threshold/KPP).

2. Air Vehicle . The basic AV components will include communication data links required for AV control, an embedded communication relay capability, IFF equipment, fuel, oil, and other fluids necessary for operation. The basic AV must:

a. Be capable of conducting Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) operations at 4000 ft(DA) from all air capable ships, with a maximum deck displacement of 3o pitch and 5o roll from 0o centerline with a 200 lb. MMP and 100% fuel load (Threshold/KPP)/6000 ft DA, 300 lb. MMP, 100% fuel load (Objective).

b. Be capable of conducting VTOL operations at 4000 ft DA from an unprepared land-based site, suitable to conduct air operations without damage to AV or components, with a 200 lb. MMP, 100% fuel load (Threshold/KPP)/6000 ft DA, 300 lb. MMP, 100% fuel load (Objective).

c. Be capable of a continuous steady state hover with a 200 lb. MMP (Threshold)/300 lb. MMP (Objective), with a 100% fuel load, 4000 ft DA (Threshold/KPP)/6000 ft DA (Objective).

d. A minimum payload capacity of at least 200 lbs (Threshold/KPP)/300 lbs (Objective).

3. Ground Control Station (GCS). The VTUAV GCS will contain the equipment, software, and software related hardware to facilitate mission planning, AV and MMP control, and receipt and distribution/dissemination of imagery/data, per the TCS ORD, JROCM 011-97, 3 Feb 97. The GCS must:

a. Provide the means to pass control of an AV and MMP from one VTUAV GCS to another VTUAV GCS (Threshold/KPP).

4. STANDARDIZATION, INTEROPERABILITY, and COMMONALITY

a. Fuel. The VTUAV system must operate using JP-5 and JP-8 (Threshold/KPP)/JP-5, JP-8, and diesel (Objective).