News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (Section K)

III.K.03—Integrated Biodetection ATD.  This ATD will demonstrate two technologies. The first will provide a pre–exposure warning for a biological attack. The second technology will provide an order–of–magnitude increased sensitivity to agents while adding a first time virus identification capability that significantly reduced logistics. These logistical improvements include automated versus manual operation, 5x size/weight reduction, reduced storage requirements, and reduced consumables. By FY97, demonstrate a remote biological aerosol warning capability using micro ultraviolet laser based particle counting technology. This technology will provide pre–exposure versus post–exposure warning of biological agent attacks for protection of personnel and high value battlespace assets. Also by FY98, demonstrate a point bio sensor capability that will incorporate an automated DNA diagnostic technology that identifies biological agents with the highest known degree of relability and sensitivity. By FY99, products will be demonstrated separately and as an integrated force protection suite in a future Battle Lab Warfighting Experiment.

Supports: Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) and Joint Biological Remote Early Warning Systems.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Richard Smardzewski
ERDEC
(410) 671–1832
DSN: 584–1832
Denise Hansen
OSD
(703) 693–9410
DSN: 227–9410
Curt Gladden
U.S. Army Chemical School

DSN: 865–6572

 

III.K.04—Millimeter–Wave (MMW) Screening.  By FY98, demonstrate the capability of obscurant materials to block or defeat enemy RSTA assets in the millimeter wave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Exit criteria will include defeat of actual or simulated threat radar, reduction of logistics burden via RAM improvements and reduction of environmental impact due to degradability of the materials.

Supports: This technology supports the Multispectral Expendable Obscurant Generating System and the XM56 MMW Module P3I.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Jeff Hale
ERDEC
(410) 671–2607
DSN: 584–2607
Denise Hansen
OSD
(703) 693–9410
DSN: 227–9410
Curt Gladden
U.S. Army Chemical School

DSN: 865–6572

 

III.K.07—Millimeter–Wave (MMW) Material and Dissemination Technology.   The thrust of this STO is to use novel material technology to reduce the cost and logistics of the millimeter wave (MMW) obscurant smoke by evaluating both the dissemination and the obscurant material. By FY98, evaluate, design and fabricate a new cutter for dissemination of MMW obscurant smoke that could increase the mission turnover time from once every 30 minutes to once every 300 minutes. This novel dissemination would decrease manintenance and cost by at least 80% while maintaining battle tempo. By FY99, evaluate and select an MMW obscurant that will reduce cost by one order of magnitude while meeting current performance and environmental requirements. Also by FY99, evaluate the feasibility of eliminating the cutter, based on the new MMW obscurant material. By FY00, downselect and demonstrate the approach (new MMW material—new cutter versus new MMW material—no cutter) with a reduction in cost and logistics impact of 90% over present systems.

Supports: M56 Large Area Smoke Generator–Motorized and M58 Large Area Smoke Generator–Mechanized.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Jeff Hale
ERDEC
(410) 671–2607
DSN: 584–2607
Denise Hansen
OSD
(703) 693–9410
DSN: 227–9410
CPT Pedro Molina
U.S. Army Chemical School

DSN: 865–4250

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