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ANNEX F Common Solution/Concept List (U)
Air Force Mission Area Plan (MAP)

 

B-520005 -- Link-16 Integration

DESCRIPTION: B-52 RTIC/Link-16 integrates a JTIDS digital radio with the B-52s avionics and display subsystem to provide the crew with situational awareness and command data via a theater radio frequency data link. This data link allows the B-52 to use digital technology to interactively participate with C4I and all similarly equipped theater forces in the accomplishment of theater objectives. Targets, mission data, hostile and friendly force data will all be available to the aircrew to assist them in carrying out their tasking.

This modification will install the MIDS LVT for data reception and transmission and interface it with the B-52 avionics for data processing and preparation. Addition of this capability requires the upgrading of the existing Avionics Control Unit (aircraft computers) to provide processing resources for the message handling capability. Additionally, the existing monochrome monitors will be replaced with new color monitors to enable rapid data discernment by the crew. The integration provides a data interface from the OFP to Link 16 and the ability to display in-theater situational awareness. Integration with Defense Systems or other subsystems would be a follow on effort

This function requires an update to the AFMSS to load the Network Design Load on to the aircraft data cartridge.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides the ability to monitor the air and ground tracks of both friendly and hostile forces
  2. Provides potential threat data to the crew as it becomes available from in theater sources
  3. Vehicle status and mission data can be shared between friendly aircraft and ground/surface forces
  4. Digital and photo mission data can be provided to the aircrew as the theater scenario changes
  5. Link 16 will be a requirement to participate in an integrated air/air-ground/air-surface campaign

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520006 -- Electronic Countermeasures Improvement (ECMI) Program

DESCRIPTION: The ALQ-172 system is a fully automatic receiving and transmitting ECM set. It is the primary B-52 ECM system used for countering the most modern and lethal threats to the B-52. The ALQ-172 enhancement improves to two of the common core Line Replaceable Units (LRU). Allows flightline programmability via Erasable PROMs (EPROM) of more sophisticated overlapping ECM programs to counter the newest double-digit SAM threats. New circuit cards with EPROMs and gate array modules are incorporated. Embedded within this program is ECP-93 which addresses the limited memory capacity and component reliability of the ALQ-172. Memory is increased approximately 400%. These components were proven on a C-130 program. ECMI adds a third -172 system to correct an ECM coverage gap identified during Desert Storm Operations in order to increase aircraft survivability. In addition, the existing ALQ-172 control unit and separate display will be replaced with a single new integrated unit that will control all three (3) ALQ-172 systems, display their status, and provide improved situational awareness. The new control unit will contain hardware enabling the three (3) ALQ-172 systems to coordinate their jamming efforts. 71 aircraft scheduled to be complete by FY04/2Q.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. MTBF of LRU-1 expected to increase from 284 to 828 hours, a 191% increase. MTBF of LRU-10 is expected to increase from 371 to 551 hours, a 49% increase. Overall MTBF of the ALQ-172 system should increase 37%
  2. Fixes a severe memory shortage problem
  3. Allows flightline programmability of sophisticated ECM techniques
  4. Corrects an ECM coverage gap identified during Desert Storm

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES: Program is underfunded $8.35M in FY97. Air Staff PEM is working the shortfall through the Omnibus Reprogramming.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520013 -- INTEGRATED CONVENTIONAL STORES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ICSMS)

DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION: This modification provides an Integrated Conventioanl Stores Management System (ICSMS) using MIL-STD 1760 specifications. This system is integrated into the Offensive Avionics System (OAS) software and will enable the B-52H to carry, program, and launch new conventional weapons such as JDAM, WCMD, JSOW, and JASSM that are built to Military Standard 1760. Includes required funding to modify aircraft pylons to MIL-STD 1760 specifications.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides MIL-STD 1760 bus capability to the B-52H
  2. Required for JDAM, WCMD, JSOW, and JASSM

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520014 -- RING LASER GYRO

DESCRIPTION: The Ring Laser Gyro (RLG) is an Inertial Navigation System (INS) which replaces the current SPN/GEANS system. The existing SPN/GEANS Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are becoming unsupportable. Costs to maintain and repair the IMUs are rising due to the mechanical nature of the IMU design. Likewise, personnel skills for maintenance tasks by the contractor are being phased out by the 2002-2004 time frame. The RLG is a high reliability, low maintenance cost IMU which can be integrated on the B-52 to meet the B-52 navigation and weapon delivery requirements. LCC studies have shown the payback of an RLG modification costs can be realized through avoidance of maintenance costs in 5 - 6 years.

Integration requires replacement of the 2 SPN/GEANS IMUs and Inertial Electronics Units (IEUS) with 2 RLGs and a power relay box. The installation must meet the nuclear hardness requirements of the aircraft. Software modification for the basic Flight Management System and Stores Management Overlays for each weapon is required to integrate the new RLGs. Flight test is required to tune and test the new Kalman filters incorporated in the software. Regression testing in the form of captive flights with weapons and live launches of selected weapons will be required.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Ring Laser Gyro is much more economical to maintain than the current Inertial Navigation System
  2. New system utilizes COTS ring laser gyros as used on the F-117
  3. System pays for itself in 5 to 6 years

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES: Current INS predicted to be unsupportable in FY03

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520015 -- AN/ASQ-151 Electro-Optical Viewing System (EVS) R&M Modification

DESCRIPTION: The EVS system provides the B-52 crew a real-time means to observe the environment outside the aircraft in any weather or lighting condition. Low MTBF and poor performance have already led to the replacement of both the Steerable TV (STV) and Foward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors with modern technology, highly reliable units. In addition to the system sensors, the current EVS system employs three other LRUs: Symbol Signal Generator (SSG), Servo Control Unit (SCU), and Video Distribution Unit (VDU). These three LRUs currently have a combined MTBF of 65 hours and present a significant impediment to mission success. The Air Force has developed a single LRU, the Signal Data Converter (SDC), that performs all the functions of the three current LRUs. The SDC utilizes modern technology and the estimated MTBF is 5000 hours. The modification consists of removing the three existing system LRUs and replacing them with the single SDC.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Reliability of the overall system should increase from a combined MTBF of 65 hours to approximately 5000 hours, saving maintenance dollars and manpower.
  2. Reduces internal LRU circuit cards from 75 to 10
  3. Modification can be performed by a field team and uses existing aircraft mounts

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES: Program is underfunded $0.60M and can only modify 67 aircraft.

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520019 -- Onboard Mission Planning

DESCRIPTION: The Onboard mission planning system used with or as part of the Enhanced Bomber Mission Management (EBMM) system will provide the B52H with several valuable assets for tactical mission execution. First of all the mission planning system will consist of the B-52 Mission Planning Environment (MPE) which is a subset of the Core AFMSS plus the B52 A/W/E and A/W/Es for each weapon carried by the aircraft. The aircraft MPE will give the aircraft the capability to modify ground generated mission plans or to generate missions from scratch while enroute to a theater of operations. Threat avoidance routes, new targets or targets of opportunity, friendly forces locations, deconfliction data, and many other intelligence data will be interpreted by EBMM and the data used by the onboard mission planning system to implement immediate action. The weapon A/W/Es will provide the capability to plan weapon routes, provide seeker data (photographic, IR, satellite imagery) to the weapon and launch the weapon within minutes of receiving the execution order from the EBMM system. This provides a much needed capability to prosecute mobile targets such as battle field mobile tactical rocket launchers (eg. SCUD). This system provides the capability to launch aircraft from U.S. bases without mission data or mission planning time required before takeoff. While enroute to the theater of operations the mission plan can be developed and loaded into OAS.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. The Onboard Mission Planning System uses the same software and performs identical to the ground based AFMSS system.
  2. The aircrew can modify ground generated missions while airborne

3. The system can plan or replan weapon routes, provide seeker data, and down load new missions in a short period of time

4. The crew can utilize real-time intelligence data to protect themselves from new or changing threats and deliver weapons on target in a timely manner

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520020 -- B-52 Expanded Conventional Weapons Carriage

ICSMS/MIL-STD 1760 provisions in the weapons bay

DESCRIPTION: The Integrated Conventional Stores Management System (ICSMS) is the incorporation of Mil-Std-1760 on the B-52H. ICSMS provides an electrical, physical and logical interface that allows the B-52 to carry, launch, and jettison Mil-Std-1760 weapons. Current integration is external carriage only. This upgrade will complete provisions available for integrated internal carriage capability of Mil-Std-1760 weapons (i.e. JDAM, WCMD, JSOW, and JASSM). The effort requires design, fabrication and testing of Group A and avionics (Group B) required to modify an existing bomb rack (i.e. MAU-6, Cluster Bomb) for use as a Mil-Std-1760 carriage.

Provides fabrication and installation of:

78 S/S A/C Group B

78 S/S A/C Group A including 156 modified racks

Tech Data

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. This upgrade increases the precision strike capability of the B-52 by expanding existing provisions in hardware and software into the bomb bay allowing carriage of eight additional 1760 weapons
  2. Modifies existing carriage equipment to support reduced cost and schedule
  3. Utilizing the ICSMS standardized interface will significantly reduce aircraft software development costs normally incurred when integrating a new weapon to a platform

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520022 -- NVG COMPATIBLE COCKPIT LIGHTING

DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION: General Loh signed a Mission Need Statement in April 1994 requiring all ACC aircraft be modified for Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operation. The use of NVG with compatible cockpit lighting enhances aircrew situational awareness during night operations particularly for formation and low level flying.

The B-52 cockpit lighting was designed before NVGs were developed and is not compatible with the use of NVGs. Currently the aircrew mask the existing cockpit lights, including such items as the master caution warning light, and use CYALUME light sticks when operating with NVGs. The light sticks are taped in strategic places prior to commencing NVG use. The current method of masking lights and temporarily installing light sticks creates an added workload for the crew and compromises safety by hiding warning lights.

This project would put area lighting that is NVG compatible in place for the aircraft commander and pilot, and make certain instruments NVG compatible.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Eliminate use of expendable light sticks to fly NVG sorties and increase crew safety during NVG operation
  2. Standardizes crew procedures

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520023 -- NVG COMPATIBLE EJECTION SEAT MODIFICATION

DESCRIPTION: This would change the ejection system for the pilot and co-pilot to insure that the weight of the NVS will not impact a crew member if the ejection sequence is initiated.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Would allow aircrew members to initiate an ejection sequence with out removing NVG

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

 

B520024 -- LETHAL SELF PROTECTION

DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION: This would modify the B-52 radar with an air to air mode using F-15E technology. This in turn would allow the mounting and release of AMRAAM or HARM or similar missiles by the B-52 for its self defense in enemy airspace. The modification to the B-52 would provide the capability to use air-to-air and or air-to-ground missiles to counter radar-guided threats to the aircraft. Threat detection and tracking would be provided primarily through modification of present aircraft radar and defensive systems, but off-board information would also be exploited when available. The weapons utilized would be off-the-shelf, e.g. AMRAAM and HARM. Adequate carriage locations are available to carry a significant deterrent capability without impacting offensive weapons loading. The most obvious location is at the WS559 (between engine struts) which could hold 12 missiles.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. This would allow the B-52 to take on some additional targets and defend itself on missions
  2. A B-52 put into a force package of fighter aircraft could assist in defense of the group or be used in a stand alone mission
  3. The radar change would increase precision of weapons delivery for the B-52 targeting to a level with the B-2 by the use of proven fighter components

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520028 -- COCKPIT MODERNIZATION

DESCRIPTION: This would replace the analog instrumentation currently used on the B-52 with current COTS technology used on new civil aircraft. It modifies the cockpit to bring it into compliance with the requirements of the Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) environment as it is being implemented in civil aircraft. This puts the bulk of the burden for development on commercial users with military aircraft paying only for equipment. This will reduce B-52 costs if timed to coincide with commercial production. Waiting will increase total costs since the production base would no longer in place. This could raise costs 10-25% for production programs. The new international rules for operating in the worlds controlled airspace are imposing new navigational, communication and surveillance requirements on all of the aircraft that want to operate freely in that air space. In addition, supportability problems such as the EVS displays, electro-mechanical flight instruments need to be eliminated, overall reliability will greatly increase and maintainability improved to keep O&S costs manageable. Providing the integrated display capabilities from the current state of the art Commercial cockpits addresses these issues and also provides tremendous potential for future capabilities for safety and survivability to be added such as situational awareness, flight path visualization, ect.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. By eliminating supportability and maintainability problems, manpower can be reduced to the same level as commercial service
  2. Raises availability of aircraft, lowers mobility requirements and personnel costs

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520029 -- ARC-210 MULTI-MODE RADIO/DAMA

DESCRIPTION: The ARC-210 Radio is designed to provide multi-mode voice communications in either normal or jam-resistant modes through software reconfiguration. It improves flexibility and interoperability with other services and provides UHF, VHF, VOICE AFSATCOM, MARITIME and HAVE QUICK capability. The system is capable of establishing two way communication links over the 30-400 MHz frequency range within tactical aircraft environments.

Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) allows the capacity of a fixed number of satellite channels to be "multiplied" thereby expanding available resources to support increasing user requirements. A method for multiple users to share a single satellite communication channel. DAMA channels are partitioned into time slots, each of which can accommodate communications at various data rates.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. AN/ARC-210 Multi-mode Integrated System has been optimized to accommodate advanced anti-jam waveforms with the application of specialized software
  2. Functions that are accommodated in hardware can be reconfigured through software modifications
  3. Adaptable to future requirements without hardware modifications
  4. DAMA multiplexes users on a single channel and by providing a method for assigning channel access "on demand", DAMA increases the communications capacity on a satellite channel well beyond that of the single use channel assignment method commonly used today

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520030 -- GPS TACAN EMULATION

DESCRIPTION: The GPS TACAN Replacement System (TRS) includes the installation of controlas and displays at the pilot and copilot stations and installation of a Signal Data Convertor (SDC) to interface with the current TACAN system. TRS incorporates the redesign of the GPS Interface Unit (IU) in support of the additional 24 aircraft directed for GPS integration. The current IU has become unsupportable due to obsolete parts. The new IU will provide TACAN emulation, AGM-142 capability, and support the current efforts of the Advanced Weapon Integration Program. Includes retrofit of the current IU on 47 aircraft.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Complies with Congressional GPS 2000 language
  2. Replaces unsupportable Interface Unit currently in the field
  3. New Interface Unit of an open architecture design

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

 

B520034 -- KY-58 VINSON SECURE VOICE

DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION: This upgrade provides secure voice capability for the ARC-164 UHF and AN/ARC-210 multi-mode radios via the installation of a KY-58 Communications Security (COMSEC) the program objective is to secure military radio systems transmitting classified and sensitive unclassified information. The device and is installed simultaneously with the ARC-210 upgrade.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides a secure mode to a multi band radio for tactical communications. The equipment is essential for interoperability with non-ACC forces and will prevent compromise of classified material and information

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

 

B520044 -- AIRBORNE VIDEO TAPE RECORDER REPLACEMENT

DESCRIPTION: This modification program upgrades the B-52 fleets current AVTR (Airborne Video Tape Recorder) system with Commercial Off-the-Shelf TEAC triple deck systems. This upgrade will increase video recording capabilities from a single 20 minute 3/4 inch tape to 3 two hour 8mm video tapes reducing the amount of tape the crew currently have to handle and manage during an operational flight. The play back capabilities will also be greatly increased by eliminating the current unique 3/4 inch playback machines with commercial 8mm video playback equipment. The TEAC triple deck system is currently flight qualified and is being used on various flight test programs. Will allow the aircrew to record mission events using the TEAC triple deck 8mm video and allow them to be displayed later after a mission on commercial video playback equipment. It would provide commonality with equipment used in tests making it easier to use a non dedicated aircraft to complete testing activities.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. This modification eliminates the low MTBF, low fidelity, low capacity, B-52 unique recorder
  2. Uses proven COTS replacement
  3. Greatly increases mission debrief capability for training

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

 

B520045 -- INTERPHONE REPLACEMENT

DESCRIPTION: This modification will replace the existing AIC-18 interphone system on the B-52H with a system that eliminates the present "bleed through" background noise. Several replacement system options could be implemented, including fiber optic interconnects which are inherently immune to electronic noise. Also, there are COTS interphone systems currently flying on AF aircraft, and noise-canceling hardware to reduce crew fatigue.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Control heads are 1950s technology and are increasingly difficult to maintain
  2. The present interphone system suffers from increased background noise and crosstalk due to aging of the wiring system which has resulted in increased radiated and conducted RF susceptibility
  3. Noise cancelling hardware greatly reduces crew fatigue on the long duration flights the B-52 routinelt flies

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520047 -- ENHANCED BOMBER MISSION MANAGEMENT (EBMM) SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the EBMM system is to provide the B-52H aircrew with the capability to be situationally aware of operational conditions in a timely manner. This includes intelligence data from available systems, command and control data from ground forces, Air Force data from AWACS, and other many other sources. To possess this capability the EBMM system will be made up of three discrete systems, data link, EBMM processing system, and mission planning system. The input/output system to the aircraft will be through a digital communications system such as JTIDS. Once this data are onboard it must be processed, screened, and integrated to provide a usable set of reliable data for the crew. The processing of the data will be very fast and will reduce data to information that it can be easily understood by the crew. The main processor box that processes and interprets data will also possess data fusion capability. The inputs from the digital data link will be integrated with inputs from onboard sensors to verify or enhance data sets. The addition of high power processors and high volume memory is required to process the mountain of data that is available to the system. High resolution color monitors will be required to view graphics, imagery, and video. The final system required for total EBMM integration will be the Onboard Mission Planning System (concept B520019). This will provide the crew with the rapid response capability to change aircraft and weapon mission plans to respond to real-time intelligence.

JUSTIFICATION:

  1. System will allow the aircrew to replan JDAM, WCMD, JSOW, and JASSM missions inflight and to write the information to the data transfer unit cartridge. Replanning these missions cannot be done without an AFMSS compatible computer system

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520048 -- ICSMS/MIL-STD 1760 Internal and External Capability

DESCRIPTION: This program provides for the design, development, installation and testing of Line Replaceable Units (LRU) and carriage equipment for the use in an internal carriage capability in the B-52H and to upgrade the additional SP/HSABs to MIL-1760 carriage capability. This will include Group A, Group B and software. This program would include development through flight testing then into production.

This change includes (spares included):

78 S/S Group B for A/C and

15 S/S Group B pylon

78 S/S A/C Group A including 2 per A/C modified racks (pending rack availibility)

15 S/S Group A pylon

Tech Data

JUSTIFICATION:

  1. Provides increased precision strike capability when added in compliment to the external carriage capability
  2. Combines additional carriage programs together to reduce program overheads
  3. Provides reduced productions costs by using the same LRUs, both in the weapons bay and the non MIL-1760 SP/HSAB upgrade
  4. Eventually could provide replacement for existing SP/HSAB LRUs at recurring production price only
  5. Allows 71 aircraft deployment in the same configuration

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520049 -- ALR-20 SYSTEM REPLACEMENT

DESCRIPTION: The existing ALR-20A system provides the Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) with the capability of simultaneously surveying, detecting, and displaying all radio frequency (RF) transmissions within its frequency range of coverage. It displays the detected signals in a spectrum analyzer like presentation (i.e., in an amplitude versus frequency format) to the EWO on a multi-trace cathode ray tube (CRT). The ALR-20A provides the EWO with two (2) capabilities. First, it is the main receiver used for providing situational awareness and threat identification. Second, the analog signals displayed by the ALR-20A are required for the successful employment (i.e., jamming) of the following electronic countermeasures (ECM) systems: ALQ-122/ALQ-16A, ALT-32s, and all ALQ-155(V) systems. The present ALR-20A system was designed in the 1960s and is becoming increasingly unsupportable due to vanishing vendors and obsolete technology. The modification consists of replacing the existing ALR-20A system with a new system employing modern technology. The new system will provide all the capability of the existing ALR-20A system plus additional capability (e.g., increased frequency range, increased MTBF) derived from the inherent capabilities of modern technology.

JUSTIFICATION:

  1. The current system must be replaced with updated, high reliability equipment or decreased mission capability and/or lower aircraft survivability rates in the continually evolving threat environment will occur

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520050 -- ALQ-172 LOW BAND JAMMER/ALQ-155 REPLACEMENT

DESCRIPTION: The Current B-52H ECM suite employs the ALQ-172 Jamming system for automatic threat identification and neutralization in the mid-to-high frequency bands. For low band threats, the ALQ-155 system is used in semi-automatic modes, but requires operator interface for maximum effectiveness. The ALQ-155 system utilizes 1950s and 1960s technology, requires 10 individual transmitting systems comprised of some 25 major LRUS plus ancillary equipment, exhibits decreasing MTBF for critical components, and is rapidly becoming unsupportable due to vanishing availability of key subcomponents. The modification consists of removing the ALQ-155 system, with the exception of the lowest band, and replacing it with the low band components for the ALQ-172 system. The new components will interface with the current ALQ-172 and provide an automatic response capability for low band threats.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. This modification will eliminate most of the low MTBF and high maintenance cost ALQ-155 system
  2. Approximately 20 ALQ-155 LRUs will be removed and only 11 new LRUs and one existing LRU modification will be required
  3. This modification will add the more sophisticated capabilities and techniques of the ALQ-172 system
  4. Less operator interface will be required, freeing the operator for duties with other systems, thus increasing critical situational awareness

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520052 -- Software Integration Labs (SIL) and Mainframe Computer Improvements

DESCRIPTION: System Integration Laboratory (SIL) provides for the replacement of the aging Harris H-500 series computers with Night Hawk 6804 computers. These computers provide the processing for the Vehicle System Simulator and the Weapon System Simulator. The upgrades are intended to take advantage of available off the shelf hardware and software and provide and open architecture for future growth. This effort includes the generation of hardware requirements and design, software requirements, software design, code and test, and the procurement and fabrication of the necessary equipment to install the new computers in three SILs, software development lab and the Avionics Software Integration Facility. The SILs and mainframe are absolutely necessary for development, testing, and anomoly investigation.

Continued operation of the SILs will become more and more difficult as equipment becomes unmaintainable. The ability of the existing computers to support the simulations is also at risk as the aircraft systems become more complex.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. This upgrade will allow the SILs to continue to support various programs and system development/enhancement programs into the future
  2. Updating these labs will reduce demands for testing using an actual fleet aircraft and therefore reduce related costs
  3. Shortened software development times

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520053 -- ALQ-172 LRU-2 HIGH BAND

DESCRIPTION: The current B-52H ECM suite employs the ALQ-172 LRU-2 system for automatic threat identification and neutralization in the high frequency bands. The nature of ECM is one that is always evolving in order to effectively counter new threats. To meet projected requirements, the modification will provide an increased frequency range for jamming,. This modification consists of the removal of the existing LRU-2 and the installation of new LRUs (references will be LRU 17, 18, and 20). The modification involves only the removal of LRU-2, insertion of LRU 17 in the existing LRU-2 slot, and installation of LRUs 18 and 20 into LRU 17. Additionally, some modification to the cooling plenum, RF transmission lines and wiring will be required. The new LRUs will perform functions of LRU-2, and will add the capabilities required for projected threats.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides an increased frequency range for jamming, allows higher power output, and increases duty cycle by 50%
  2. The new LRUs utilize modern technology which provides a significant improvement in MTBF
  3. Maintains current B-52 mounting system
  4. This modification can be performed at field level with assigned specialists and common tools, thus providing for an inexpensive solution that can be implemented rapidly

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520054 -- FUEL TEMPERATURE MONITORING SYSTEM

DESCRIPTION: In 1994, the Air Force changed its operating fuel from JP-4 to JP-8. JP-8 has a higher (warmer) fuel freeze point. Without a fuel temperature monitoring system, the B-52 crews must use indicated outside air temperature to estimate fuel temperature. This manual method wastes crew time when they could be dealing with weapon delivery. This measurement is extremely conservative and forces aircrews to restrict altitude and airspeed, leading to degraded mission effectiveness. This modification uses off the shelf parts currently used on the KC-135R to monitor temperature in critical fuel tanks.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Eliminate the need for the crew to calculate for potential freezing since the gauge would allow a direct reading resulting in fewer restrictions on flying through cold air masses and enhancing mission effectiveness

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title:

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520056 -- DATA TRANSFER UNIT CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT

DESCRIPTION: The DTUC replacement program consists of replacing the existing collection of B-52 data loaders with a single removable media mass storage/data device.

Several systems on the B-52 have their own stand alone data cartridge or crypto data provider. A significant amount of pre-mission crew time is consumed getting the aircraft configured through these data cartridges. New systems targeted for the B-52 also require data loaders (IU TACAN, GATM, Link-16) which will exacerbate this problem. Additionally, these new programs will require significantly more data capacity and faster access times. Replacement of these data cartridges with a single removable media mass storage/data device will allow for a single installation of all mission data and will provide an in flight data repository.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Replacement and consolidation of the existing data cartridges with a single removable media mass storage/data device will provide online data and storage to aircraft systems
  2. Crew/maintenance pre-mission activities can be simplified and pre-flight and turn times shortened
  3. Greatly increased MTBF

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520057 -- Avionics Control Unit (ACU) Replacement

DESCRIPTION: The current B-52 avionics processor has been used successfully in several programs to integrate various weapons, navigation and other system enhancements onto the aircraft. This late 70s generation processor is very limited in terms of processor speed and memory storage. Due to efficiency in the software use of memory and throughput and in the design of the software architecture (i.e., the Flight Management System/Stores management Overlay (FMS/SMO) design) the system performs its current functions very well. As a result of the ACUs constraints, a fourth processor, the Interface Unit (IU), was added for the Integrated Conventional Stores Management System/Global Positioning System (ICSMS/GPS) program. It has been used to off load ACU software to minimize throughput problems.

Recent weapon system integration programs (e.g. , AGM-142) have pushed the limits of both the processors and the IU in terms of memory and throughput. This, coupled with the fact that integration projects in the pipeline (Link 16, GATM, EBMM, etc.) will exceed the current processing capabilities, is driving the need for a processor replacement.

The ACU replacement program consists of replacing the 3 existing ACUs with 2 new open architecture LRUs and re-hosting the avionics software to these new processors. One ACU would handle all of the flight software functions. The other ACU would shadow the first to provide the required system redundancy.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Replacing the ACU will prepare the B-52 to accept the integration assignments of more and larger weapons activities as well as provide the growth needed for new C4I programs like Link-16 and Global Air Traffic Management
  2. Would allow multiple weapon software programs to run simultaneously

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520058 -- ACU/DTUC REPLACEMENT (OPTION A)

DESCRIPTION: The ACU/DTUC replacement program consists of:

    1. replacing the 3 existing ACUs with 2 new VME LRUs (Line Replaceable Unit)
    2. re-hosting the avionics software to these new LRUs,
    3. replacing several existing B-52 data loaders with a single removable device.

The current B-52 avionics processor, has been used successfully in several programs to integrate various weapons, navigation and other system enhancements onto the aircraft. This late 70s generation processor is very limited in terms of processor speed and memory storage. As a result of the ACUs constraints, a fourth processor, the Interface Unit (IU), was added during Integrated Conventional Stores Management System/Global Positioning System (ICSMS/GPS) program. It was used to off load ACU software to minimize throughput problems. Recent weapon system integration programs (e.g. , AGM-142) have pushed the limits of both the processors and the IU in terms of memory and throughput. Coupled with the fact that integration projects in the pipeline (Link 16, GATM, EBMM, etc.) will exceed the current processing capabilities, is driving the need for a processor. This includes rehosting the existing conventional FMS and SMOs to Jovial 73 or to ADA via a translator. It includes the development of a Nuclear SMO instead of updating the Block II OAS software. Several systems on the B-52 have their own stand alone data cartridge or crypto data provider. A significant amount of pre-mission crew time is consumed getting the aircraft configured through these data cartridges. New systems targeted for the B-52 also require data loaders (IU TACAN, GATM, Link-16) which will exacerbate this problem. Additionally, these new programs will require significantly more data capacity and faster access times. Replacement of these data cartridges with a single removable media mass storage/data device will allow for a single installation of all mission data and will provide an in flight data repository.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:.

  1. Replacing the ACU will position the B-52 to accept the integration of more weapons activities as well as provide growth needed for new C4I programs like Link-16 and Global Air Traffic Management
  2. Avoid the threat of accelerated reliability and maintainability problems due to the age of the current ACU by the timely replacement of the processor units
  3. Replacement and consolidation of the existing data cartridges with a single removable media mass storage/data device
  4. Crew pre-mission activities can be simplified and pre-flight time shortened
  5. Current DTU reliability and maintainability issues will be eliminated

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520059 -- ACU/DTUC/RLG REPLACEMENT (OPTION B)

DESCRIPTION: This modification adds ring laser gyro replacement of the current B-52 Inertial navigation system (INS) to mod program B520058 listed above.

The existing SPN/GEANS Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are becoming unsupportable. Costs to maintain and repair the IMUs are rising due to the mechanical nature of the IMU design. Likewise, personnel skills for maintenance tasks by the contractor are being phased out by the 2002-2004 time frame.

The RLG is a high reliability, low maintenance cost IMU which can be integrated on the B-52 to meet the B-52 navigation and weapon delivery requirements. LCC studies have shown the payback of an RLG modification costs can be realized through avoidance of maintenance costs in 5 - 7 years.

Integration requires replacement of the 2 SPN/GEANS IMUs and Inertial Electronics Units (IEUS) with 2 RLGs and a power relay box. The installation must meet the nuclear hardness requirements of the aircraft. Software modification for the basic Flight Management System and Stores Management Overlays for each weapon is required to integrate the new RLGs. Flight test is required to tune and test the new Kalman filters incorporated in the software. Regression testing in the form of captive flights with weapons and live launches of selected weapons will be required.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. All advantages listed in mods B520057 and B520058.
  2. Significantly reduce overhead cost of running separate programs and reduce development costs
  3. LCC payback estimated at 12 years

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520060 -- ACU/DTUC/RLG/PERMISSIVE ACTION LINK-COMMAND DISABLE (OPTION C)

DESCRIPTION: This modification adds Permissive Action Link - Command Disable (PAL-CD) to mod program B520059 listed above.

This modification consists of adding cockpit control of the B62 and B83 nuclear bombs and W80-1 nuclear warhead Permissive Action Link (PAL) and Command Disable (CD) devices located in the bomb and warhead. Addition of this capability enhances the overall security and command and control aspects of the B-52 weapon system when employing nuclear weapons. The modification consists of adding a new PAL/CD controller to each cruise missile pylon and each Common Strategic Rotary Launcher (CSRL). The controller is connected to the aircraft MIL-STD-1553 data bus and operated through the Offensive Avionics System (OAS) software. The controller will interface with each weapon through modified weapon umbilical harnesses. The OAPT modification consists of new cards, modifying the software, and developing new cables for signal verification from the launcher and pylon to the missiles.

Funding anticipated through FY06 (FY00 POM).

Justification: Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 30 directed that the existing bomber Coded Switch System (CSS) be replaced with a more secure means of controlling the use of nuclear weapons when employed on the B-52H.

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520061 -- ALQ-172 LRU-4 Upgrade

DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION: This modification replaces a high voltage power supply, the YIG-FOM filter, upgrades three amplifiers, and upgrades two RF path assemblies (PN 2623080 G001 and 2622568 G002).

(YIG is an acronym for yttrium iron garnet. A YIG filter is an electronically

tunable filter which can be swept over a relatively wide band (2-18 GHZ for

example). FOM stands for filter-oscillator-mixer. So a YIG FOM uses the YIG

filter to mix various input signals to produce intermediate frequencies.)

 

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Provides new technology to reduce parts obsolescence, improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs
  2. Upgrading the YIG-FOM will permit the ALQ-172PD receiver channels to improve identification and ECM jamming effectiveness against a specific class of threats
  3. Replacing the high voltage power supply and Traveling Wave Tube with state of the art assemblies will improve reliability and maintainability
  4. The LCC payback is in eleven years

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520062 -- CHAFF AND FLARES

DESCRIPTION: The current B-52H Flare System consists of the original 1960s technology AN/ALE-20 dispensers with the AN/ALA-17B Flare. The system is unique to the B-52 and has a single location provided for all dispensers and a limited number of operator selected dispensing programs available. Automated dispensing must use one of these preset programs. AN/ALE-20 Chaff dispensers can provide area protection chaff dispensing but are not as optimized or as flexible as newer systems for self protection. Newer flare systems use multiple dispenser units each allowing a mix of various types of expendables (chaff, flares, active and others) under software control. Various expendable trajectories can be obtained by the selection of dispenser locations and mounting provisions. The processor accepts inputs from Missile Warning Sensors to automate and optimize the expendable dispensing for missile defense. A large number of expendable types have been developed and are available with the economies provided by multiple platform usage. A configuration and effectiveness study would determine effective dispenser locations. The modification would delete currently used AN/ALE-20 system and add new flare dispensers, processor and controller, and a new 360 degree missile warning sensors and computer. The modification also integrates the AN/ALQ-153 Missile Warning Sensor into a total system concept.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Significant improvement in survivability compared to the current single aircraft manual chaff and flare system in use today
  2. Ability to deal with current and future threats by providing optimized detection of missiles and dispensing of countermeasures decoys
  3. Improve logistics supportability by using common expendables

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:

 

B520063 -- NON-MIL STD 1760 PYLON UPGRADE

DESCRIPTION: There are 38 Non-ICSMS SP/HSAB that require upgrade for common weapons delivery capability. The Integrated Conventional Stores Management System (ICSMS) incorporates Mil-Std-1760, and provides an electrical, physical and logical interface allowing the B-52 to carry, launch, and jettison Mil-Std-1760 weapons. The Common Pylon kit incorporates Harpoon and AGM-142 providing electrical, physical and logical interface allowing the B-52 to carry, launch, and jettison the Harpoon and AGM-142 weapons. This upgrade will provide for all pylons to be in the same basic wiring configuration. The effort requires design, fabrication and testing of Group A components and Group B avionics to modify additional SP/HSAB for Mil-Std-1760 carriage. This upgrade will require the installation of 12 GFP kits and the redesign and manufacture of 26 additional sets of Group A and Group B components.

JUSTIFICATION: Major advantages include:

  1. Modification would allow additional aircraft to deploy and use Mil Std 1760 weapons. Currently they would be assigned sorties using NON-1760 weapons
  2. Modifies existing carriage equipment to support reduced cost and schedule
  3. Utilizing the ICSMS standardized interface will significantly reduce aircraft software development costs normally incurred when integrating a new weapon to a platform
  4. Eliminates unique configuration of pylons

PROGRAM ELEMENT: PE 11113

ISSUES:

REFERENCES:

MNS Number & Title: N/A ORD Number & Title: CAF (SAC 018-82R1)- I/II/III-B ORD for B-52H Conventional Upgrade

1067 Number & Title: N/A Development Plan Date & Title:

Current CINC IPL: Yes

ACC PEM Name: Maj Parlati, DRPB, 4-3050 PEM Backup Name:



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