FY98 USAF Military Space RDDS

COST ($ In Thousands) FY 1996 Actual FY 1997 Estimate FY 1998 Estimate FY 1999 Estimate FY 2000 Estimate FY 2001 Estimate FY 2002 Estimate FY 2003 Estimate Cost to Complete Total Cost
2688 Weather Support Technology 4,194 3,273 2,036 2,056 1,906 1,783 1,810 2,015 Continuing Continuing
Quantity of RDT&E Articles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note: Beginning in FY 1998, Projects 2688, Weather Support Technology, 2781, Weather Radar Technology, and 4026, Centralized Support Technology, were combined within Project 2688. For clarity, FY 1996 and FY 1997 funding reflect this consolidation.

(U) A. Mission Description and Budget Item Justification: New technologies for weather support forces and their operational customers are demonstrated and transitioned to the user in this Advanced Technology Development program. Technologies developed include new weather impact decision aids that will be incorporated into mission planning systems and used by battlefield commanders for optimum selection of electro-optical systems and tactics to accomplish mission objectives. The program also provides new technologies to improve centralized space/weather support capabilities at the Air Force's Global Weather Central and Space Forecast Center. Improves the Air Force's ability to gather and integrate information for weather forecasts in battle areas where data is denied. Develops models for forecasting conditions in the earth's neutral atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere which are needed to provide critical support to Air Force surveillance, communications, and other satellite assets. New global and theater weather forecast techniques that improve the Air Force's capability to provide centralized weather data are also developed. Develops new technologies to fully exploit the capabilities of new operational DOD Doppler weather radars. These technologies will be used by the Air Force to better observe and forecast severe weather such as windshear, tornadoes, and hail.

(U) FY 1996 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $540 Develop Tactical Forecast System observation, analysis, and forecast technology.
(U) Completed evaluation of tactical weather observation sensors for Air Weather Service.
(U) $1,648 Develop weather impact decision aids.
(U) Completed requirements analysis for electro-optical weather impact modules for automated mission planning.
(U) Incorporated new mission scenarios into Night Vision Goggle Operations Weather Software and delivered to Air Force Special Operations Command.
(U) Completed infrared scene visualization system and installed at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, for evaluation.
(U) $649 Develop centralized weather support technology.
(U) Delivered initial cloud layer and surface visibility diagnostic algorithm to Air Force Global Weather Central.
(U) Continued development of aviation hazard diagnostic algorithms (thunderstorms, aircraft icing, turbulence).
(U) $964 Develop space environmental algorithms.
(U) Continued development of advanced space environmental algorithms.
(U) Continued development of executive algorithm to integrate space environmental algorithms.
(U) $393 Develop severe weather prediction software.
(U) Completed a storm structure algorithm to predict severe weather.
(U) Completed an algorithm to determine location/intensity of weather fronts.
(U) Continued development of lightning algorithm.
(U) $4,194 Total


(U) FY 1997 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $305 Develop Tactical Forecast System observation, analysis, and forecast technology.
(U) Complete integration of automated, theater weather observations into the tactical forecast system and deliver to Electronic Systems Center.
(U) Continue development of artificial intelligence forecast model, emphasizing graceful degradation of system in data-denied situation.
(U) $1,647 Develop weather impact decision aids.
(U) Deliver advanced physics Night Vision Goggle Operations Weather Software to Air Force Special Operations Command/Air Combat Command.
(U) Continue evaluation of infrared scene visualization system.
(U) Develop new target acquisition software and mission impact modules for weather decision aid models.
(U) $735 Develop centralized weather support technology.
(U) Deliver validated cloud layer and surface visibility diagnostic algorithms to Air Force Global Weather Central.
(U) Continue development of thunderstorm, aircraft icing, and turbulence diagnostic algorithms.
(U) $202 Develop space environmental algorithms.
(U) Continue development of the integrated space environmental model.
(U) $384 Develop severe weather prediction software.
(U) Complete development of lightning algorithm.
(U) $3,273 Total




















(U) FY 1998 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $1,432 Develop weather impact decision aids.
(U) Develop Night Vision Goggle operations scene visualization capability.
(U) Transition infrared scene visualization system to Air Force Mission Support System Program Office at Electronic Systems Center.
(U) Continue development of new target acquisition software and mission impact modules for weather decision aids.
(U) $498 Develop centralized weather support technology.
(U) Continue development of validated thunderstorm, aircraft icing, and turbulence diagnostic algorithms.
(U) $106 Develop space environmental algorithms.
(U) Continue development of the integrated space environmental model.
(U) $2,036 Total


(U) FY 1999 ($ in Thousands):
(U) $1,442 Develop weather impact decision aids.
(U) Complete/deliver Night Vision Goggle Operations Weather Software to Air Force Special Operations Command/Air Combat Command.
(U) Develop weather automated stoplight mission planning software.
(U) Develop new target acquisition software and mission impact modules to support electro-optical weapons.
(U) $498 Develop centralized weather support technology.
(U) Deliver thunderstorm, aircraft icing, and turbulence diagnostic algorithms to Air Force Global Weather Central.
(U) Develop advanced global/theater cloud-layer algorithms to support air targeting and reconnaissance planning operations.
(U) $116 Develop space environmental algorithms.
(U) Continue development of the integrated space environmental model.
(U) $2,056 Total




(U) B. Program Change Summary ($ in Thousands):


FY 1996


FY 1997


FY 1998


FY 1999
Total

Cost

(U) Previous President's Budget 4,414 3,406 3,262 3,347 Cont
(U) Appropriated Value 4,577 3,406
(U) Adjustments to Appropriated Value
a. Congressional General Reductions -90 -68
b. SBIR -75 -62
c. Omnibus/Other Above Threshold Reprogrammings -44 -3
d. Below Threshold Reprogrammings -174
(U) Current Budget Submit/FY 1998 PB 4,194 3,273 2,036 2,056 Cont


(U) Change Summary Explanation:

Funding: Changes to this PE since the previous President's Budget are due to budget constraints and priorities within the Science and Technology (S&T) Program..

Schedule: Not Applicable.

Technical: Not Applicable.

(U) C. Other Program Funding Summary: Not Applicable.

(U) Related Activities:

(U) PE 0305160F, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.

(U) PE 0305111F, Weather Service.

(U) PE 0602601F, Phillips Laboratory.

(U) This project has been coordinated through the Project Reliance process to harmonize efforts and eliminate duplication.

(U) D. Schedule Profile: Not Applicable.