FY98 Program Element Descriptive Summaries / RDDS

Trident 0101221N

(U) COST: (Dollars in Thousands)

PROJECT
NUMBER &
TITLE
FY 1996
ACTUAL
FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
FY 2000
ESTIMATE
FY 2001
ESTIMATE
FY 2002
ESTIMATE
FY 2003
ESTIMATE
TO
COMPLETE
TOTAL
PROGRAM
J0951
TRIDENT-II
16,671 11,829 10,993 9,178 8,240 9,593 9,812 286 CONT. CONT.
S0004
TRIDENT
Submarine
System
Improvement
926 1,592 4,729 3,997 2,429 1,404 1,403 1,404 CONT. CONT.
J2228
Technology
Applications
Program
17,069 26,661 28,697 38,949 38,854 40,090 41,164 42,331 CONT. CONT.
J2241
NTACMS
0 0 0 0 0 0 2,584 14,134 CONT. CONT.
TOTAL 34,666 40,082 44,419 52,124 49,523 51,087 54,963 58,155 CONT. CONT.

(U) MISSION DESCRIPTION AND BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION: The TRIDENT II (D5) Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) provides the U.S. a weapon system with greater accuracy and payload capability as compared to the TRIDENT I (C4) system. TRIDENT II enhances U.S. strategic deterrence providing a survivable sea-based system capable of engaging the full spectrum of potential targets with fewer submarines. This PE supports continued evaluation of the system's long range performance and capabilities as well as investigations into new technologies which would help mitigate the program impact due to component obsolescence and a rapidly decreasing manufacturing support base. Efforts also include Reentry System and Guidance Applications efforts. Additionally, effort continues for investigation, identification and resolution of systems design and material problems associated with the Weapon System interface to the TRIDENT submarine baseline. The TRIDENT Submarine System Improvement Program develops and integrates command and control improvements needed to maintain TRIDENT submarine operational capability through the life cycle of this vital strategic asset. The program conducts efforts needed to maintain strategic connectivity, ensure platform invulnerability, and reduce life cycle costs through Obsolete Equipment Replacement (OER) and commonality. Futhermore, beginning with FY 2002 this program provides resources to commence the development of Navy Launched Army Tactical Missile Systems (NTACMS).

(U) JUSTIFICATION FOR BUDGET ACTIVITY: This program is funded under OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT because it encompasses engineering and manufacturing development for upgrade of existing, operational systems.

(U) COST (Dollars in thousands)
PROJECT
NUMBER &
TITLE
FY 1996
ACTUAL
FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
FY 2000
ESTIMATE
FY 2001
ESTIMATE
FY 2002
ESTIMATE
FY 2003
ESTIMATE
TO
COMPLETE
TOTAL
PROGRAM
J0951
TRIDENT-II
16,671 11,829 10,993 9,178 8,240 9,593 9,812 286 CONT. CONT.

A. (U) MISSION DESCRIPTION AND BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION: The TRIDENT II (D5) Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) provides the U.S. a weapon system with greater accuracy and payload capability as compared to the TRIDENT I (C4) system. TRIDENT II enhances U.S. strategic deterrence by providing a survivable sea-based system capable of engaging the full spectrum of potential targets with fewer submarines. This project supports continued evaluation of the system's long range performance and capabilities as well as investigations into new technologies which would help mitigate the program impact due to component obsolescence and a rapidly decreasing manufacturing support base. Additionally, effort continues for investigation, identification and resolution of systems design and material problems associated with the Weapon System interface to the TRIDENT submarine baseline.

(U) PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS

1. (U) FY 1996 PLAN:

(U) ($8,900) SLBM Retargeting System (SRS): Effort continued in support of phase three development of the SLBM Retargeting System. This effort was obligated by the second quarter.

(U) ($6,985) TRIDENT COST OF OWNERSHIP REDUCTION INITIATIVE: Available obligational authority was obligated by the 3rd quarter. Efforts began in this task to identify and assess concepts and technologies which will significantly reduce life cycle costs. Areas to be investigated are:

(U) Integrated Design and Manufacturing Project (IDAM) - The IDAM Project will provide a powerful troubleshooting and redesign capability by linking existing and new design and manufacturing software tools and data bases in a distributed processing environment. This capability will result in significant cost reductions in fault isolation and correction and in design and development of replacement system elements caused by the continued erosion of the industrial base for the TRIDENT Weapon Systems. Virtual prototyping and simulation, or elements thereof, has been referred to as Integrated Product Development (IPD), concurrent engineering, or paperless design. This adaptation of commercial software will reduce manpower requirements to meet budgetary downsizing requirements without protracting the problem resolution cycle for these post-production missile systems.

(U) Advanced Non-Destructive Test (NDT) - In the face of a reduced number of flight tests, to meet fiscal constraints, this task will seek to develop and demonstrate advanced NDT techniques which have greater perceptiveness than current available NDT approaches. Advanced techniques offer the potential for better assessments of current reliability, earlier warning of age or environmentally-induced degradation, and reduced costs of ownership by reducing the level of other, more expensive, destructive tests.

(U) Reduced Cost/Improved Manufacturing Concepts - The Reduced Cost/Improved Manufacturing Concepts project will develop and demonstrate advanced methods of manufacturing and materials applications which can sharply reduce the cost of manufacturing missile components. This effort will investigate methods to reduce manufacturing costs for replacement components by minimizing the number of piece parts, reducing fabrication complexity of individual parts, and simplifying assembly. These approaches will be applicable for long term support of current missile systems as well as for any potential future missile development. Some of the major areas of pursuit include alternative Post Boost Control System (PBCS) technologies, low cost boost propulsion components and reduced cost electronics manufacturing technology. Based on budget execution performance $2.1M of the FY 1997 TRIDENT Cost of Ownership effort is forward funded with FY 1996 funds.

(U) ($786) SHIPBOARD SYSTEMS: Continued to investigate, identify and resolve system design and material problems associated with the weapon system interface with the TRIDENT submarine baseline. This effort was fully obligated by the 4th quarter of FY 1996.

2. (U) FY 1997 PLAN:

(U) ($8,800) SRS: Effort continues in support of phase three development of the SLBM Retargeting System. Projected obligation by 3rd quarter of 1st year.

(U) ($2,292) TRIDENT COST OF OWNERSHIP REDUCTION INITIATIVES: Projected obligation by the 3rd quarter of 1st year. Continue the solid missile models for the Virtual Prototype System (VPS) and continue development of distributed computing methodologies and design tool linkages. Continue the advanced Non Destructive Test (NDT) development efforts with the acquisition of prototype NTD equipments and perform initial studies on full scale test articles. Continue the reduced costs manufacturing concepts project for Post Boost Control System (PBCS) replacement components, electronic and other missile components with small scale component design, manufacture and test. Includes foward financing of $200K of FY 1998 tasks due to FY 1996 "NEW START" designation leading to late release of funding.

(U) ($737) Portion of extramural program reserved for Small Business Innovation Research assessment IAW 15 U.S.C. 638. Full obligation is projected by the 4th quarter of the first year.

3. (U) FY 1998 PLAN:

(U) ($9,000) SRS: Effort continues in support of phase three development of the SLBM Retargeting System.

(U) ($1,993) TRIDENT COST OF OWNERSHIP REDUCTION INITIATIVES: (Projected 3rd quarter of 1st year fully obligated)

(U) Complete Integrated Design and Manufacturing Project.

(U) Complete advanced Non-Destructive Test development efforts.

(U) Complete the Reduced Cost/Improved Manufacturing Concepts project.

4. (U) FY 1999 PLAN:

(U) ($9,178) SRS: Effort continues in support of phase three development of the SLBM Retargeting System. Projected 3rd quarter 1st year fully obligated. B. (U) PROGRAM CHANGE SUMMARY:

FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
(U) FY 1997 President's Budget: 17,353 12,333 11,896 9,891
(U) Adjustments from FY 1997 PRESBUDG: -682 -504 -903 -713
(U) FY 1988/99 Presidents 21,954 16,671 11,829 10,993 9,178

(U) CHANGE SUMMARY EXPLANATION: FY 1996 represents sponsor reprogramming ($-69K) and SBIR transfer to a separate program element ($-593) and the Jordanian rescission (-20K). FY 1997 reduction resulted from Congressional undistributed reductions. The FY 1998 adjustments include a one-time adjustment for projected carry over of FY 1996 outstanding obligations (-200K). The remaining $-703K and $-713K decrease in FY 1998 and FY 1999 respectively resulted from various issues, including NWCF and inflation adjustments.

(U) Schedule: Not applicable.

(U) Technical: Not applicable.

C. (U) OTHER PROGRAM FUNDING SUMMARY: (Dollars in thousands)
PROJECT
NUMBER &
TITLE
FY 1996
ACTUAL
FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
FY 2000
ESTIMATE
FY 2001
ESTIMATE
FY 2002
ESTIMATE
FY 2003
ESTIMATE
TO
COMPLETE
TOTAL
PROGRAM
WPN LI 2+3 506,625 314,277 339,269 317,454 498,874 498,745 520,133 548,182 1,375,000 4,918,559

(U) RELATED RDT&E: N/A

D. (U) SCHEDULE PROFILE: Not Applicable.

A. (U) PROJECT COST BREAKDOWN: ($ in thousands)

Project Cost Categories FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
a. Shipboard System 786
b. Strategic Retargeting System 8,900 8,800 9,000 9,178
c. TRIDENT Cost of Ownership Initiative 6,985 2,292 1,993 0
d. SBIR 737
Total 16,671 11,829 10,993 9,178

B. (U) BUDGET ACQUISITION HISTORY AND PLANNING INFORMATION ($ in thousands)

PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS
Contractor/
Government
Performing
Activity
Contract
Method/
Fund Type
Vehicle
Award/
Oblig
Date
Perform
Activity
EAC
Project
Office
EAC
FY 1995
& Prior
FY 1996
Budget
FY 1997
Budget
FY 1998
Budget
FY 1999
Budget
To
Complete
Total
Program
Product Development
LMDS SS/CPFF 10/94 1,743 1,743 1,743 0 1,743
LMDS SS/CPFF 10/94 3,400 3,400 3,400 0 3,400
LMDS SS/CPFF 10/95 3,400 3,400 3,400 0 3,400
LMDS SS/CPFF 10/96 3,400 3,400 3,400 0 3,400
IEC SS/CPFF 4/95 4,400 4,400 4,400 0 4,400
LMMS SS/CPFF 2/96 4,954 4,954 4,954 0 4,954
LMMS* SS/CPFF 10/96 2,100 2,100 2,100 0 2,100
LMMS SS/CPFF 10/96 2,092 2,092 2,092 0 2,092
LMMS** SS/CPFF 10/97 200 200 200 0 200
LMMS SS/CPFF 1/95 4,400 4,400 4,400 0 4,400
LMDS SS/CPFF 10/97 3,600 3,600 3,600 0 3,600
LMDS SS/CPFF 10/98 3,700 3,700 3,700 0 3,700
LMMS SS/CPFF 10/97 1,993 1,993 1,993 0 1,993
GDEB SS/CPFF 3/95 1,497 1,497 711 786 0 1,497
VARIOUS 900 737 0 1,637

*$2.1 million deferred until 01 Oct 96

**$.2 million deferred until 01 Oct 97

GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY
Item
Description
Contract
Method/
Fund Type
Vehicle
Award/
Oblig
Date
Total
Delivery
Date
FY 1995
& Prior
FY 1996
Budget
FY 1997
Budget
FY 1998
Budget
FY 1999
Budget
To
Complete
Total
Program
Product Development
NSWC WR 10/94 10/94 1,000 0 1,000
NSWC WR 10/94 10/94 5,400 0 5,400
NSWC WR 10/95 10/95 5,500 0 5,500
NSWC WR 10/96 10/96 5,400 0 5,400
NSWC WR 10/97 10/97 5,400 0 5,400
NSWC WR 10/98 10/98 5,478 0 5,478

Support and Management

Test and Evaluation

Total

(U) COST (Dollars in thousands)
PROJECT
NUMBER &
TITLE
FY 1996
ACTUAL
FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
FY 2000
ESTIMATE
FY 2001
ESTIMATE
FY 2002
ESTIMATE
FY 2003
ESTIMATE
TO
COMPLETE
TOTAL
PROGRAM
S0004
TRIDENT
Submarine
System
Improvement
926 1,592 4,729 3,997 2,429 1,404 1,403 1,404 CONT. CONT.

A. (U) MISSION DESCRIPTION AND BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION: The TRIDENT Submarine System Improvement Program develops and integrates command and control improvements needed to maintain TRIDENT submarine operational capability through the life cycle of this vital strategic asset. The program conducts efforts needed to maintain strategic connectivity, ensure platform invulnerability, and reduce life cycle costs through OER and commonality.

(U) PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS:

1. (U) FY 1996 ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

(U) ($670)Completed Extremely High Frequency(EHF) Satellite Communication (SATCOM) development and integration.

(U) ($256)Completed BPS-16 Radar development.

2. (U) FY 1997 PLAN:

(U) ($1,550) Initiate development of Sonar OER/Commonality equipment.

(U) ($42) Portion of extramural program reserved for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) assessment in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 638.

3. (U) FY 1998 PLAN:

(U) ($88)Continue planned subsystem(s)level sustaining and OER development efforts.

(U) ($4,641)Continue development of Sonar and initiate Defensive Weapons System/Combat System (DWS/CS)OER/Commonality equipment.

4. (U) FY 1999 PLAN:

(U) ($797)Continue planned subsystem(s)level sustaining and OER development efforts.

(U) ($3,200)Continue development of Sonar and Defensive Weapons System/Combat System (DWS/CS)OER/Commonality equipment.

B. (U) PROGRAM CHANGE SUMMARY:

FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
(U) FY 1997 President's Budget: 949 1,660 7,981 9,356
(U) Adjustments from FY 1997 PRESBUDG: -23 -68 -3,252 -5,359
(U) FY 1998/1999 PRESBUDG Submit: 926 1,592 4,729 3,997

(U) CHANGE SUMMARY EXPLANATION:

(U) Funding: Reductions for FY 96 in the amount of $-23 reflects a SBIR adjustment of $-21 and minor pricing adjustments of $-2. Reduction for FY 97 in the amount of $-68 is due to Congressional undistributed reductions. Reductions for FY 98 in the amount of $-3,252 were based on $-3,227 for the Trident Obsolete Equipment Replacement Restructure, and $-25 for minor pricing adjustments. Reductions for FY 99 IN THE AMOUNT OF $-5,359 were based on $-5,324 for the Trident Obsolete Equipment Replacement Restructure, and $-35 for minor pricing adjustments.

(U) Schedule: Not applicable.

(U) Technical: The RDT&E program is restructured to align with procurement and installation of OER and SSN/SSBN commonality efforts to sustain TRIDENT's current operational capabilities throughout the 30 year service life.

C. (U) OTHER PROGRAM FUNDING SUMMARY: (Dollars in thousands)
PROJECT
NUMBER &
TITLE
FY 1996
ACTUAL
FY 1997
ESTIMATE
FY 1998
ESTIMATE
FY 1999
ESTIMATE
FY 2000
ESTIMATE
FY 2001
ESTIMATE
FY 2002
ESTIMATE
FY 2003
ESTIMATE
TO
COMPLETE
TOTAL
PROGRAM
(U) OPN Line 26760/6 (BA-2) 9,695 3,469 7,530 27,341 32,732 20,944 16,294 16,797 CONT. CONT.
(U) OPN Line 53550/6 (BA-4) 0 2,061 2,322 4,116 2,339 4,626 12,604 11,958 CONT. CONT.

(U) RELATED RDT&E: These PEs develop submarine software and hardware that are directly related to efforts conducted by the program element.

(U) PE 0101224N (SSBN Security & Survivability Program)

(U) PE 0101402N (Navy Strategic Communications)

(U) PE 0604562N (Submarine Tactical Warfare System)

(U) PE 0604503N (Submarine System Equipment Development)

D. (U) SCHEDULE PROFILE: Not applicable.

A. (U) PROJECT COST BREAKDOWN: ($ in thousands)

Project Cost Categories FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
a. Software Development 0 0 0 0
b. Test and Certification 919 30 111 108
c. Design/Development Engineering 0 1,500 4,530 3,804
d. Travel 7 62 88 85
Total 926 1,592 4,729 3,997

B. (U) BUDGET ACQUISITION HISTORY AND PLANNING INFORMATION ($ in thousands)

PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS
Contractor/ Government Performing Activity Contract Method/ Fund Type Vehicle Award/ Oblig Date Perform Activity EAC Project Office AC FY 1995 & Prior FY 1996 Budget FY 1997 Budget FY 1998 Budget FY 1999 Budget To Complete Total Program
Product Development
General Electric,
Camden, NJ (EHF)
SS-CPFF 7/96 11,715 11,715 10,796 919 0 0 0 0 11,715
Various (DWS) TBD TBD Various Various 0 0 0 2,555 1,700 1,802 6,057
Miscellaneous TBD TBD CONT. CONT. 3,802 7 1,562 2,063 2,189 CONT. CONT.
Support and Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test and Evaluation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Various Various 1,132 1,132 683 0 30 111 108 200 1,132

GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY - Not applicable.
Total FY 1995 & Prior FY 1996 Budget FY 1997 Budget FY 1998 Budget FY 1999 Budget To Complete Total Program
Subtotal Product Development 14,598 926 1,592 4,618 3,889 CONT. CONT.
Subtotal Support and Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal Test and Evaluation 683 0 0 111 108 200 1,132
Total Project 15,281 926 1,592 4,729 3,997 CONT. CONT.

(U) COST (Dollars in thousands)

PROJECT NUMBER & TITLE FY 1996 ACTUAL FY 1997 ESTIMATE FY 1998 ESTIMATE FY 1999 ESTIMATE FY 2000 ESTIMATE FY 2001 ESTIMATE FY 2002 ESTIMATE FY 2003 ESTIMATE TO COMPLETE TOTAL PROGRAM
J2228 Technology 17,069 26,661 28,697 38,949 38,854 40,090 41,164 42,331 CONT. CONT.

Applications Program

A. (U) MISSION DESCRIPTION AND BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION: This funding supports implementation of a coordinated Air Force/Navy Reentry System Applications Program as well as the implementation of a Strategic Guidance Applications Program. Reentry Vehicle and Guidance Technology is rapidly eroding beyond the point of being capable to respond to increasing aging phenomenon and future requirements. The Nuclear Posture Review examined the infrastructure which supports the nuclear force structure. It concluded that special actions were required to correct the rapidly eroding capability to maintain confidence in the existing weapon systems, and recommended that the reentry vehicle and guidance technology bases should be preserved. That recommendation resulted in the Presidential Decision Directive-30, which directed that programs be established for the reentry vehicle and guidance technology application.

Through sustainment of the Reentry Vehicle Technology Base, confidence in the dependability and reliability of Strategic SLBM and ICBM weapon systems will be maintained over the long term when no new systems will be in development. Critical and unique attributes necessary for the design, development and in-service support of current and modernized SLBM Reentry Systems will be defined and maintained to insure a functioning readiness application technical capability in reentry is preserved. Working closely with the Air Force, Navy requirements will be integrated with the Air Force requirements into a comprehensive program. The Program will maintain close coordination with the DOD Science and Technology (S&T) Community through the Reliance process in order to: leverage S&T programs, ensure system driven technology base requirements are considered in contract awards, eliminate duplication of effort and provide an opportunity to demonstrate appropriate emerging technologies through a reentry flight test evaluation process.

This Program provides a minimum Strategic Guidance core technology development capability consistent with the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) recommendations to CINCSTRAT. In the SAG recommendations SSP is to establish a program which preserves this critical design and development core. It is a basic bridge program which develops critical guidance technology applicable to any of the existing Air Force/Navy Strategic Missiles. The objective is to transition from current capability to a long term readiness status required to support deployed systems. Air Force and Navy guidance technology requirements shall be integrated and needs prioritized. Efforts shall be focused on alternatives to currently utilized technologies identified as system "weak links". Current system accuracy and functionality depends upon key technologies which provide radiation hardened velocity, attitude and stellar sensing capabilities. As the underlying technologies that currently provide these capabilities age and are no longer technically supportable modern alternatives must be made available in order to allow for orderly replacement. There is no commercial market for these technologies and their viability depends on the Strategic community. This technology development activity provides the necessary technical challenges which insures the availability of a proficient team of technical experts. The availability and maintenance of these skills and experience of these experts are crucial to the support of the nation's Strategic Guidance Systems.

(U) PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS:

1. (U) FY 1996 PLAN:

(U) ($8,909) Continued Reentry System Applications Program. Obligated by 3rd quarter 1st year. FY 1996 efforts include:

(U) Concept definition and evaluation of nosetip instrumentation for in flight measurement of nosetip recession.

(U) Ground testing of reentry nosetip and heatshield candidate materials including those available from Science & Technology (S&T) and contractor independent research and development (IR&D) activities.

(U) Initiated tasks to sustain capabilities in critical areas as identified by the readiness application assessment completed in FY 1995. Task areas included manufacturing technology, deployment systems, fuze and RF systems, antenna window materials, reentry physics codes and system models, hardening and ground testing.

(U) Designed formulation and requirements definition to evaluate instrumentation and test concepts for reentry vehicle service life extension and accuracy maintenance assessments.

(U) Initiated planning, design formulation, and requirements definition to evaluate material concepts for reentry vehicle design applications and instrumentation concepts for on-board flight measurements. Maintained the technical program plan.

(U) ($8,160) Initiated the Strategic Guidance Applications Program. Obligated by 4th quarter 1st year. FY 1996 efforts included:

(U) Designed and began development of an Integrated Engineering Environment (IEE) using a computer based simulation applicable to strategic guidance systems. The IEE framework was built using commercial off the shelf computer aided engineering tools with integrated engineering models describing electrical, mechanical, control or software details. Development and use of the IEE enabled evaluation of aging or problematical guidance hardware and the application of alternative technologies. This effort formed the basis for development of the guidance modular testbed which is being initiated in FY 1997.

(U) Evaluated alternative technologies for inertial components to ensure projected life requirements which will help preserve core expertise. Developed roadmap for inertial components technology sustainment.

2. (U) FY 1997 PLAN:

(U) ($14,810) Continue Reentry System Applications Program. Projected obligation by 3rd quarter 1st year. FY 1997 efforts include:

(U) Select and prepare flight test on-board instrumentation for measurement of nosetip recession.

(U) Manufacture selected ground test nosetip and heatshield replacement material specimens.

(U) Update the readiness application assessment and state-of-the art technology survey completed in FY 1995. Results will be used to modify the technical program plan as appropriate.

(U) Evaluate reentry vehicle ground test and flight test data for aging related trends.

(U) Define and test instrumentation to support reentry vehicle service life extension and accuracy maintenance assessments.

(U) Continue tasks initiated in FY 1996 in response to the results of the readiness application assessment.

(U) Continue concept formulation, trade studies, and requirements definition to evaluate material concepts for reentry vehicle design applications and instrumentation concepts for on-board flight measurements. Maintain the technical program plan.

(U) ($11,851) Continue Strategic Guidance Applications Program. Projected obligation by 3rd quarter 1st year. FY 1997 efforts include:

(U) Adapt and enhance the current Guidance Modeling and Simulation (Integrated Engineering Environment-IEE) by completing functional subsystem models including "discipline specific" design tools. Utilize the IEE to support design of the velocity model under the Strategic Inertial Guidance Hardware Technology Synthesizer (SIGHTS), previously referred to as "testbed", which will be used as a proof of concept and initial hardware correlation of the IEE. One of the evaluation tools developed under SIGHTS will be a set of "probes" delivered in FY 1998 for better diagnostic evaluation of the TRIDENT D-5 guidance system. The velocity module effort will require and include power and timing functions. As part of the proof of concept demonstration, multiple accelerometers will be used in the velocity module (10 PIGA and 16 PIGA).

(U) Continue accelerometer trade off studies and initiate prototype design of next generation PIGA. Complete evaluation of gyro "slider" bearing technology and radiation hardening studies/testing of Inteferometic Fiber Optic Gyro (IFOGs). Perform evaluation of alternate stellar sensors, English Electric Valve Charge Coupled Device (CCD) and Photobit Active Pixel Sensor. Continue the Radiation Hardened Electronics effort associated with alternate design approaches of using either low voltage analog and or digital parts to replace high voltage analog parts in conventional designs

(U) Includes forward financing of $1,700K of FY 1998 tasks.

3. (U) FY 1998 Plan

(U) ($15,706) Continue reentry system applications program. Projected obligations by 3rd quarter 1st year. FY 1998 efforts include:

(U) Continue Ground Testing of reentry vehicle candidate materials including those available from Science & Technology (S&T).

(U) Manufacture ground test candidate nosetip and heatshield replacement materials.

(U) Develop program plan and initiate testing on new & aged reentry materials exposed to operational environments and assess impact to system performance which includes accuracy.

(U) Continue development & application of critical analytical method areas as defined by the results of the readiness application assessment completed in FY 1997.

(U) Maintain Technical Program Plan.

(U) ($12,991) Continue Strategic Guidance Applications program. Projected obligation by 3rd quarter 1st year. FY 1998 efforts include:

(U) Continue development of IEE towards full system functionality which should be attained in early FY 1999. Continue expanding the hardware design support of SIGHTS into other subsystems such as attitude and stellar and their associated hardware correlation. SIGHTS will continue development towards having a laboratory Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) design complete by the end of FY 1998. Deliver and begin utilization of the "probes" initiated in FY 1997.

(U) Continue the prototype/design tradeoff effort for the next generation PIGA towards a Critical Design Review (CDR) at the end of FY 1998. The review of alternate accelerometer efforts/technologies and the status of the next generation PIGA will go through down select to one or more technologies to be pursued with eventual evaluation in SIGHTS. Complete the radiation testing of IFOG technology and pursue technology alternatives for deficiencies. Continue to pursue alternatives for the current TRIDENT II gyro to improve its anticipated reliability. Depending on stellar sensor performance under the FY 1997 task, possible procurement of sensors to TRIDENT II format. If FY 1997 stellar sensor task meets with failure, pursue alternate technologies. Select one or more of the alternate designs from the Rad Hard electronics task for hardware implementation. Continue to look at other alternatives for the Rad Hard electronics issue.

4. (U) FY 1999 Plan

(U) ($21,570) Continue reentry system applications program. Full obligation is projected by the 3rd quarter of the 1st year. FY 1999 efforts include:

(U) Downselect by Ground Testing of reentry vehicle candidate materials as well as candidates available from Sciences & Technology (S&T).

(U) Conduct system level ground testing of candidate nosetip & heatshield replacement materials.

(U) Initiate planning for procurement of flight required hardware.

(U) Update aging assessment methodologies with new test data collected in FY 1998.

(U) Continue development & application of analytical methods as defined by the Readiness Application Assessment.

(U) ($17,379) Continue Strategic Guidance Applications Program. Projected obligation by 3rd quarter 1st year. FY 1999 efforts include:

(U) Complete IEE System functionality and provide improved fidelity towards a "virtual" system capability in FY 2000. Utilize the IEE/SIGHTS capability to perform system architecture/design tradeoffs. Continue with IEE/SIGHTS towards a "real time hardware-in-the-loop simulation capability targeted for completion in late FY 2001.

(U) Dependent on prior year performance, possibly initiate fabrication and testing of prototype accelerometers. Gyro, Stellar and Rad Hard electronics tasks depend on the results of prior year efforts.

B. (U) PROGRAM CHANGE SUMMARY:

(U) CHANGE SUMMARY EXPLANATION:

FY1996FY1997FY1998FY 1999
(U) FY 1997 President's Budget: 17,143 27,797 40,479 49,251
(U) Adjustment from 1997 PRESBUDG: -64 -1,336 -11,782 -10,302
(U) FY 1998/99 President's submission 17,069 26,661 28,697 38,949

(U) CHANGE SUMMARY EXPLANATION:

(U) The FY 1996 reduction represents sponsor reprogramming. The FY 1997 reduction resulted from undistributed Congressional reductions. FY 1998 adjustments include a -$1,700K one time adjustment for projected carryover of FY 1996 outstanding obligations. FY 1998 and FY 1999 were reduced -$10,000 per year for affordability reasons, and the remaining adjustments of $-82K and -$302K in FY 1998 and FY 1999 respectively resulted from various issues, primarily NWCF and inflation adjustments.

(U) Schedule: N/A

(U) Technical: N/A

C. (U) OTHER PROGRAM FUNDING SUMMARY: (Dollars in thousands)

FY 1995 FY 1996 ACTUAL FY 1997 ACTUAL FY 1998 ESTIMATE FY 1999 ESTIMATE FY 2000 ESTIMATE FY 2001 ESTIMATE FY 2002 ESTIMATE FY 2003 ESTIMATE TO COMPLETE/ TOTAL PROGRAM
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

(U) RELATED RDT&E: FY 1994 Program Element J0091 FBM Systems ($2,105K), and Program Element 0603308F, Strategic Missile Modernization. This program element includes the resources which will support the Air Force/Reentry System Applications program.

D. (U) SCHEDULE PROFILE: N/A

(U) COST (Dollars in thousands)

A. (U) PROJECT COST BREAKDOWN: ($ in thousands)

Project Cost Categories FY 1996 FY 1997 FY 1998 FY 1999
a. Reentry System Applications 8,909 14,810 15,706 21,570
b. Strategic Guidance Applications 8,160 11,851 12,991 17,379
Total 17,069 26,661 28,697 38,949

B. (U) BUDGET ACQUISITION HISTORY AND PLANNING INFORMATION ($ in thousands)

PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS

Contractor/ Government Performing Activity Contract Method/Fund Type Vehicle Award/Oblig Date Perform Activity EAC Project Office EAC FY 1996 Budget FY 1997 Budget FY 1998 Budget FY 1999 Budget To Complete Total Program
Product Development
LMSC SS/CPFF 1/96 5,306 5,306 5,306 0 5,306
LMSC SS/CPFF 1/97 8,666 8,666 8,666 0 8,666
LMSC SS/CPFF 1/98 9,508 9,508 9,508 0 9,508
LMSC SS/CPFF 1/99 12,959 12,959 12,959 0 12,959
CSDL SS/CPFF 3/96 8,160 8,160 8,160 0 8,215
CSDL SS/CPFF 10/96 10,151 10,151 10,151 0 10,151
CSDL* SS/CPFF 10/97 1,700 1,700 1,700 0 1,700
CSDL SS/CPFF 10/97 12,991 12,991 12,991 0 12,991
CSDL SS/CPFF 10/98 17,379 17,379 17,379 0 17,379

* $1.7 million deferred until 01 Oct 97

GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY

PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS

Item Description Contract Method/Fund Type Vehicle Award/Oblig Date FY 1996 Budget FY 1997 Budget FY 1998 Budget FY 1999 Budget To Complete Total Program
Product Development
NSWC WR 10/95 3,394 0 3,394
NSWC WR 10/96 5,794 0 5,794
NSWC WR 10/97 5,698 0 5,698
NSWC WR 10/97 7,861 0 7,861
DOE WR 10/95 - 10/98 209 350 500 750 0 1,809