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RDT&E BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION SHEET (R-2 Exhibit)
March 1996

RDT&E, Defensewide / BA 04 (Dem/Val) PE:0603872C (Proj: 3360)

PE Title: Joint TMD (U)

Project Number / Title:
3360 Test Resources

FY1995FY1996FY1997FY1998FY1999FY2000 FY2001
Program Name:ActualEstimateEstimate EstimateEstimateEstimateEstimate To
Complete
Total
Program
0603872C RDT&E24,92430,16233,32233,08232,546 32,95232,926ContinuingContinuing

A. (U) MISSION DESCRIPTION AND BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION:

(U) This project provides for BMDO planning, oversight and coordination of integrated test and evaluation activities. The project includes inter-element as well as inter-service test and evaluation efforts, and provides infrastructure for common ground test facilities, ranges and instrumentation. Project 3360 funds the common TMD test infrastructure costs including BMDO use. Individual programs pay only the direct costs associated with their specific testing efforts.

(U) The common ground test facilities include:

o Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator (KHILS) at Eglin AFB, FL

o Aero-optic Evaluation Center (AOEC) located at Calspan Corp, Buffalo, NY

o Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel Number 9 (Tunnel 9) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, White Oak, MD

o National Hover Test Facility (NHTF) at Edwards AFB, CA

o Kinetic Energy Weapon Digital Emulation Center (KDEC) at U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, Huntsville, AL

o Army Missile Optical Range (AMOR) at the U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL

o Infrared and Blackbody Standards at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD.

o Hypervelocity Ballistic Range G Light Gas Gun at the Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC) in Tullahoma, TN

o Captive Carry Capability at the Nevada Test Site

o 7V and 10V Space Chambers at the Arnold Engineering Development Center, Tullahoma, TN

o Portable Optical Sensor Tester (POST) and the Characterization of Low Background Mosaics (CALM) at Rockwell International, Anaheim, CA

o Naval Research and Development (NRaD) facility IR Devices Branch located at the Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, San Diego, CA.

(U) The common range facilities include national ranges such as:

o White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) located in Las Cruces, NM

o Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR) with the Wake Island Complex located in the Pacific Ocean

o Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located at Kauai, HI

o Gulf Test Range (GTR) located at Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

(U) The range instrumentation special test equipment, data collection assets, and range instrumentation include:

o High Altitude Observatory (HALO) with the Infrared Imaging System (IRIS) sensor, based at Aeromet, Inc., Tulsa, OK

o Rapid Optical Beam Steering (ROBS) system, based at White Sands Missile Range, Las Cruces, NM

o Sea-Lite Beam Director (SLBD), based at White Sands Missile Range, Las Cruces, NM

o High Altitude Optical Imaging System (HAOIS), based at White Sands Missile Range, Las Cruces, NM.

o Mobile Range Safety System and Kwajalein Range Safety Control System Upgrades

o NP-3 Aircraft upgrade for remote area saftey support.

(U) These ground test, range and instrumentation assets provide valuable risk reduction and test implementation capability in support of the TMD test and evaluation. The ground test facilities provide a cost effective method of testing and evaluating applicable component, sub-system and system level technologies. The common range facilities provide a cost effective method of flight testing missile and target components applicable to the TMD program. The range instrumentation provides a cost effective capability to collect target signature characteristics, phenomenology data, and target/interceptor diagnostics on flight tests. These facilities and capabilities support systems design, verification and validation of target realism, and the evaluation of test results.

(U) PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PLANS:

(U) This project has provided the test infrastructure for ground test facilities, range facilities and range instrumentation in direct support of the THAAD, PATRIOT, Navy Area TBMD target phenomenology projects. The full flight duplication capability at the NSWC Wind Tunnel Number 9 and the HERA launch complexes (LC 32 and FIX Site) at WSMR achieved their initial operating conditions. Successfully collected unique target phenomenology data from airborne and ground sensors for all TMD target/interceptor flights launched at WSMR during FY95 (total of eight flights). Demonstrated initial capabilities of the Rapid Optical Beam Steering (ROBS) system, a laser radar tracking system, at WSMR; initiated KMRSS and P-3 Range safety instrumentation systems and increased the capabilities at AEDC Range G for lethality testing.

(U) FY 1995 Plans and Accomplishments:

o ($8.567M) Provided ground test facility infrastructure and upgrades for BMDO testing including: digital emulation and analytical support to program at KDEC, infrared (IR) seeker hardware-in-the-loop testing at KHILS, wind tunnel testing at Tunnel 9, propellant loading expertise from the NHTF, and IR phenomenology characterization at AMOR and KHILS. Completed the full flight duplication capability and conducted THAAD Dem/Val and Arrow window testing and perform IR signature modeling at Tunnel 9. Completed the wide-band IR scene projector (WISP) system IOC at KHILS. Provided IR standards for sensor calibration at NIST. Demonstrated increased capabilities at AEDC Range G for conducting lethality tests. Achieved initial operational capability, performed facility calibration, and initial Atmosphereic Interceptor Technology (AIT) aero-optic tests at AOEC.

o ($7.100M) Provided test range infrastructure, upgrades, and development of TMD launch and range facilities at WSMR and Wake Island, and associated range instrumentation sites and caretaker activities at Wake Island.

o ($9.257M) Provided range instrumentation, upgrades, data collection, and analyses for BMDO testing including: Mobile Range Safety System (MRSS) at KMR, ROBS system, and data collecting and processing by SLBD and ETS at WSMR and the HALO/IRIS sensor. Designed and planned the HAOI at WSMR, KMRSS.

(U) FY 1996 Plans:

o ($13.405M) Provide ground test facility infrastructure and upgrades for BMDO testing including: digital emulation at KDEC, end game hardware-in-the-loop testing of integrated IR sensor systems at KHILS, wind tunnel testing at Tunnel 9 in support of THAAD and Navy Lower Tier (Area), sensor testing at CALM, POST, NRaD, and AEDC 7V/10V, Arrow and sea-based TBMD programs, propellant loading expertise in support of THAAD and hover test capability from the NHTF, achieve FOC and conduct lethality testing at AEDC Range G, IR phenomenology characterization at AMOR and KHILS, and primary IR standards and black body calibrations at the NIST. Complete full operational capability of the WISP system at and conduct THAAD HWIL testing at KHILS. Conduct THAAD DemVal window stress tests at Tunnel 9. Perform AIT aero-optic/seeker tests and Navy Lower Tier (Area) TBMD aero-optic testing at AOEC. Install a new special calibration chamber and conduct THAAD window emissivity tests at NIST. Conduct solid propellant KKV Hover testing at NHTF for Sea-based TBMD.

o ($7.324M) Provide test range infrastructure, upgrades including provision of caretaker activities at Wake Island, and development of TMD launch sites and range facilities at WSMR and Wake Island, and associated range instrumentation sites.

o ($9.162M) Provide range instrumentation, upgrades, data collection, and analyses for BMDO testing including: Full Operational Capability (FOC) of KMRSS at KMR, and P-3 Range Safety System, and data collecting and processing by SLBD at WSMR and HALO/IRIS sensor. Achieve Initial Operational Capability (IOC) of HAOIS at WSMR. Support System Integration Test (SIT) 96-IB at KMR and Wake Island. Support SIT 96-1A at KMR.

o ($0.271M) Technical support for Resources activities at the Executing Agent.

(U) FY 1997 Plans:

o ($15.754M) Provide ground test facility infrastructure and upgrades for BMDO testing including: digital emulation at KDEC, end game hardware-in-the-loop testing of integrated IR sensor systems at KHILS, wind tunnel testing at Tunnel 9 to support THAAD and Navy Sea-Based TBMD, sensor testing at NRaD, and AEDC 7V/10V, Arrow and sea-based TBMD programs, propellant loading expertise and hover test capability from the NHTF, lethality testing at AEDC Range G, IR phenomenology characterization at AMOR and KHILS, and primary IR standards and black body calibrations at the NIST. Provide LBIR sectral and broadband calibration at NIST. Conduct Hover testing for Navy Sea-Based TBMD at NHTF. Perform THAAD and Navy Sea-Based TBMD HWIL testing at KHILS. Conduct AIT seeker aero-optic tests at AOEC and aero-dynamic and aero-thermal tests at Tunnel 9.

o ($8.373M) Provide test range infrastructure including provision caretaker activities at Wake Island and WSMR/Ft Wingate, upgrades, and development of TMD launch and range facilities, and associated range instrumentation sites.

o ($9.195M) Provide range instrumentation, upgrades, data collection, and analyses for BMDO testing including: data collecting and processing by SLBD at WSMR and HALO/IRIS sensor. Achieve FOC of HAOIS at WSMR. Support the Enclave System Interoperability Demonstration at WSMR (SIT 97-1). Support upgraded KMRSS and KMR Range Safety System to support Multiple Shot Engagements.

(U) FY 1998 Plans:

o ($15.545M) Provide ground test facility infrastructure and upgrades for BMDO testing including: end game hardware-in-the-loop testing of integrated IR sensor systems at KHILS, wind tunnel testing at Tunnel 9 to support THAAD, sensor testing at NRaD, and AEDC 7V/10V, Arrow and sea-based TBMD programs, propellant loading expertise and hover test capability from the NHTF, lethality testing at AEDC Range G, IR phenomenology characterization at AMOR and KHILS, and primary IR standards and black body calibrations at the NIST. Support THAAD flight test anomaly investigation at Tunnel 9 Aero-Optics testing at AOEC to support AIT and Navy block 4.

o ($9.425M) Provide test range infrastructure including provision caretaker activities at Wake Island, WSMR and Ft Wingate, and upgrades for BMDO testing including development of TMD launch and range facilities, and associated range instrumentation sites, including new development at PMRF.

o ($8.112M) Provide range instrumentation, upgrades, data collection, and analyses for BMDO testing including: data collecting and processing by SLBD and HAOI at WSMR and HALO/IRIS sensor. Support SIT 98-1. Support FOC of upgraded KMRSS to support Multiple Shot Engagements.

(U) Acquisition Strategy:

In using ranges and test facilities, BMDO implements a Reliance process which: a) maintains perspective of national technical test capabilities; b) responds to program requirements; c) uses existing test resources where possible; d) requires coordination prior to development of new resources; and e) consolidates management of existing resources where possible and practicable. This policy results in a variety of acquisition methods. Executing Agent Project Managers for the elements and tasks under this project include the three military services and the BMDO. Service Project Manager organizations specifically include: the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (USASSDC); the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research; Navy Ballistic Missile Defense Technology; and the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory. The majority of the ground test facilities are government owned and operated, with some degree of contractor support, which support multiple BMDO users. The test ranges are part of the DoD Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB). The HALO/IRIS sensor are operated by competitively awarded contracts. The ROBS laser radar is undergoing analysis for future application. SLBD is operated by the U.S. Army (government and contractor personnel). Data from ETS and SLBD is collected and processed by FFRDC personnel.

B. (U) PROGRAM CHANGE SUMMARY:

FY1995FY1996FY1997 FY1998 TOTAL COST
Previous President's Budget25,58534,23735,85334,937130,612
Current Budget Submit24,92430,16233,32233,082121,490

Change Summary Explanation:

Funding: None

Schedule: None

Technical: None

C. (U) OTHER PROGRAM FUNDING SUMMARY

Related RDT&E:Funding Dependency? (Yes or No)
1155 Phenomenology Program, PE 0603872CYes
1265 Boost Phase Interceptor, PE 0603870CYes
1266 Sea-Based Theater-wide TBMD, PE 0603868CYes
1267 Ground-based Interceptor, PE 0603871CYes
1270 Advanced Interceptors, PE 0603173CYes
2257 PATRIOT, PE 0604865CYes
2259 Israeli Cooperative Projects, PE 0603872CYes
2260 THAAD System, PE 0603861C/PE 0604861CYes
2263 Sea-based Area TBMD, PE 0604867CYes
3157 Environmental Siting & Fac, PE 0603872CYes
3354 Targets, PE 0603872CYes
3359 System Test and Evaluation, PE 0603872CYes
3360 Test Resources, PE 0603871C, 0603173CYes

1Funding data for related RDT&E efforts that have a funding dependency can be found in the respective project summary/program element.

D. (U) Schedule Profile

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FY1995FY1996FY1997FY1998
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Engineering Milestone
T&E MilestoneXa,b Xb____________Xb
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Xd_________XdXff_ ___________Xff
Xe_______________________ _________________________ _Xe
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Xj__________Xj
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Xm__Xm
Xn______Xn
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Xq,rXr,s,t,u,v
Xw,x XyXzXaaXbb Xcc
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Tech Demo Milestone
Contract Milestone

a Tunnel 9 Full Flight Dup

b Tunnel 9 Phenomenology Support

c NHTF Support to THAAD

d AMOR THAAD Support

e Tunnel 9 THAAD Support

f KDEC Support to THAAD

g HALO/IRIS WSMR Data Coll

h ROBS Initial Deployment

i WSMR Storm Target Demo

j Tunnel 9 Arrow Support

k WSMR THAAD Dem/Val Tests

l KHILS WISP IOC

m WSMR Hera Target Demo

n AMOR KHILS Support

o WSMR Navy SM2-Blk IV Testing

p NIST IR Primary Standard

q HAOIS IOC

r WSMR GBR Dem/Val Test

s MRSS IOC

t KMR TCMP Launch

u KMR Willow Dune Launch

v HALO/IRIS KMR Data Coll

w KHILS WISP FOC

x WSMR GBR Dem/Val Test

y KMR/Wake Island GBR Testing

z SIT97-1

aa KMR/Wake Island GBR Testing

bb KMR/Wake Island THAAD Testing

cc SIT98-1

dd SM2 Blk IVA

ee THAAD PPQT

ff TMD Target Sensing at AMOR

gg AEDC Range G FOC

hh Lethality testing at AEDC Range G

ii Navy Sea-Based TBMD tests at AOEC

jj THAAD Dem/Val window stress tests at Tunnel 9

Planned Milestones Beyond FY98:

SIT2Q/FY99
Navy Area DT2Q/FY00
Navy Area OT3Q/FY00