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The Air Force requested the National Research Council to examine the Hypersonic Technology (HyTech) Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. A committee with the necessary expertise was formed to respond to a statement of task that asked a series of questions to determine if a Mach 8, hydrocarbon-fueled, scramjet-powered, air-launched cruise missile could be developed by the Air Force to reach an initial operational capability by...
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This report summarizes the deliberations and conclusions of the 2000 Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) study on Why and Whither Hypersonics Research in the US Air Force. In this study the committee describes the operational requirements of a hypersonic system and presents a research program for air breathing hypersonics to meet the operational requirements. We define a program resulting in an operational air breathing hypersonic space launch system in about 2025. This program includes...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Fuchs, Ronald P, SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC, *AIR BREATHING...
Enclosed is the second annual report on the Army After Next (AAX) Project. This report captures the insights from this year's investigations into the nature of future warfare with a primary focus on military art and technology. These insights, inclusive of those of the past two years of discovery, provide tremendous benefit to the Army and the Defense Department in a variety of areas. The payoffs of this endeavor are evident in how we are currently shaping Army XXI, in the development of the...
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Despite a significant drawdown, the U.S. military must be ready for two nearly simultaneous Major Regional Contingencies (MRCs). Frequent deployments in support of contingencies short of an MRC are affecting our MRC readiness. Often the cost for these large deployments comes from training, readiness, and modernization related funds. Deployed units cannot complete certain types of critical training and in some cases, lost training is never made up. Another problem is a rising concern toward...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Bray, Clifton L., Jr, ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *COMBAT...
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Telcordia has developed innovative technology for the detection of packets with fictitious source IP addresses in large IP networks (e.g. NIPRNet). We present the predictive Ingress Filtering (InFilter) approach for network-based detection of spoofed IP packets near the target of cyber-attacks. Our InFilter hypothesis states that traffic entering an IP network from a specific source frequently uses the same ingress point. We have empirically validated this hypothesis by analysis of 41,000...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Talpade, Rajesh, TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES INC PISCATAWAY NJ, *DETECTION, *PACKETS,...
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Countermeasures can effectively ensure the safety of space systems in coping with space challenges in military space systems. Briefly, the article presents the features and difficulties of space system countermeasures, along with the types and attack principles against hostile threats against satellites, protective techniques of satellite-borne systems, selection of countermeasure platforms, countermeasure types, countermeasure techniques with multiple platforms, space C3 countermeasures, space...
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These briefing charts are a broad portfolio of research in power, energy and thermal with applications across sea, land and air systems. They show partnerships with industry academia and government with strong international engagement and holistic approach to efficiency (demand reduction plus improved systems). Key areas of technical interest: distribution and control, energy storage, hybrid systems. Focus is on optimized platform efficiency, extending unmanned missions, providing adaptive...
Topics: DTIC Archive, OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA, *ENERGY STORAGE, *HYBRID SYSTEMS, *ELECTRIC...
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Briefing charts from presentation on a EURO HAWK project overview; an airborne system with stand-off capability for wide-area intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance meeting European NATO countries' ISR requirements; which is based on Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk UAV platform.
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Briefing charts of presentation on French UAV programs, including SIDM CONOPS, French Air Force imagery architecture, and future French MALE UAV program.
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This study provides AF members with a concise and complete profile of an urban terrorist. Because of the worldwide presence of US military forces and the increasing number of attacks on personnel, equipment, and facilities, it is vital that military services educate their members about the threat. Personal aspects of Middle East and European terrorists, such as age, sex, and intelligence, are evaluated, as well as terrorists' weapons, targets, and tactics.
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The following are translations of selected articles in the Russian-language monthly journal AVIATSIYA I KOSMONAVTIKA published in Moscow.
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The concept of solar thermal propulsion (STP) has been around for many years. One approach, shown in Figure 1, uses an off-axis parabolic concentrator mirror like a large magnifying glass to focus the sun's energy and heat-working fluid such as hydrogen to very high temperatures (3,000 K). The hydrogen is then expelled through a nozzle to produce thrust. This innovative concept is predicted to have twice the specific impulse of currently used chemical upper stage propulsion systems, and can...
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The author discussed requirements for support of future fighters. Conceptual design work is underway for the Advanced Tactical Fighter which the Air Force hopes to field in the mid to late 1990s. Two areas critical to improved supportability are examined: defining the combat environment and improving reliability. Both areas are discussed in terms of new policy guidance and in terms of technical issues now under study. The author concludes that important changes have been made to the way the Air...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Babbitt,George T, AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL, *COMBAT SUPPORT, *JET FIGHTERS,...
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The future battlefield has been described as non-linear, chaotic, intense and highly lethal. To fight and win in this environment, the Army as developed the AirLand Battle Doctrine, which relies heavily on the fundamental tenets of initiative, agility, depth, and synchronization as it fights the close, deep and rear battle. Our current terrestrial intelligence and communications systems alone do not provide the sufficiency of connectivity, reliability and capacity to meet the demands of this...
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This paper provides an assessment of the state-of-the-art and design considerations of missile design technology for future precision strike missile systems. Benefits of missile design technology include advanced missile concepts, identification of driving parameters, balanced subsystems, incorporation of new technologies, light weight/low cost missiles, and launch platform compatibility. The paper discusses the missile design process, presents examples of simulation and spreadsheet conceptual...
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This handbook is one in a series of supplements to TRADOC DCSINT Handbook No. 1, A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, which is a basic terrorism primer prepared under the direction of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence-Threats. The terrorist threat confronting our military spans foreign and domestic threats of nation-states, rogue states with international or transnational agent demonstrations, and actors with...
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This report summarizes the results of the administration of the Electronic Principles Inventory to airmen assigned to Missile Warning and Space Surveillance Sensor Repair Systems Specialty (AFSC 309X0). The report gives a detailed listing of the technical tasks and knowledge needed to perform the jobs within the specialty or career ladder. This specialty has the following functions: Superintends installation, replacement, maintenance, repair, overhaul, and modification of missile warning and...
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Stealth technology is a complex science requiring the reduction of characteristic vehicle signatures in the acoustical, optical, infrared, and radar environments. The use of this technology has far reaching impacts on the defenses an opponent must develop the detect such a vehicle. The Soviets have the doctrine that can use vehicles with this technology. It amplifies their firm commitment to offensive capabilities using elements such as surprise, deception, firepower, and maneuver. They shown...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Siefke, Stanley P, AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL, *JET BOMBERS, *FIGHTER...
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This final report describes an investigation of electromagnetic-wave propagation in unmagnetized plasmas and its application to the reduction of the radar cross section (RCS) of a plasma-filled enclosure. We have demonstrated RCS reduction of 20 to 25 dB with a prototype system at the radar range at Hughes Aircraft's Microwave Products Division in Torrance. The prototype consists of a sealed ceramic enclosure with a microwave reflector and a plasma generator inside it. When the plasma is...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Gregoire, D J, HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *ELECTROMAGNETIC...
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The FY 96 Advanced Weapons Technology Area Plan describes Phillips Laboratory's exploratory and advanced technology development in laser technology, beam control, imaging, RF weapons, and space control assessments. Each of these thrusts is described in terms of its user needs, goals, major accomplishments, changes from last year, and milestones.
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In 1956, Air Force Maj. Gen. David Baker addressed a meeting of industrial leaders by stating, We can readily see that except for certain types of missions, the manned combat aircraft will become technically obsolete in the future. He was referring not to UAVs, but to the possible replacement of manned penetrating bombers by intercontinental ballistic missiles and pilotless cruise missiles. The nuclear delivery mission was the keystone of Air Force organizational identity and budget share,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, MITCHELL INST FOR AIRPOWER STUDIES ARLINGTON VA, *UNMANNED, *HISTORY, *AIR POWER,...
The AFTI/F-111 (Advanced Fighter Technology Integration/F-111) Mission Adaptive Wing is a joint USAF and NASA program which is developing and flight demonstrating a smooth variable camber wing and flight control system capable of adjusting the wing's shape in response to flight condition and pilot input in order to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. The program objective is to produce flight substantiated design criteria for a practical wing system that maintains peak aerodynamic efficiency and...
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This article is typical of thousands that have appeared in the technical and popular press on the subject of computer technology in the last couple of years. It shows an almost exponential growth in the demand for computer programmers. Others like it cite statistics such as five computers per programmer within the next 10 years. This kind of figure is virtuallly meaningless. When microprocessors are being installed in small consumer-oriented systems like electric razors, stoves, and blenders,...
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Every military faces decisions that ultimately impact its success in future operations. In 1851, Austrian military leaders made a decision to reject a revolutionary new breech-loading Dreyse needle gun that could be fired three times faster than muzzle-loaders. Their decision was based purely on budgetary issues. Austria's failure to acquire the Dreyse needle gun resulted in its defeat on the battlefield in July 1866 and the ultimate decline of the Austrian empire. The lessons learned apply...
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Paper begins with a short general discussion on stealth and counter- stealth activities. The main sections of this paper then analyze the capabilities of conventional and unconventional air defense systems to defend against stealth aircraft. The paper then concludes with a short commentary on the value of a vigorous U.S. program in counter-stealth air defense approaches.
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The Phillips Laboratory (PL) develops and transitions war-fighting technologies in three primary areas: space and missile systems, geophysics, and advanced weapons. This Technology Area Plan (TAP) addresses the third of these three responsibilities, Advanced Weapons. This Technology Area encompasses the development, demonstration, and transition of advanced weapons; the determination of the susceptibility of USAF systems to similar foreign threats; and the development of protection technology...
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Partial contents: Tectonics, Seismicity, and Volcanism at the Naval Weapons Center; Ramjet Combustion Instability Research; New Concepts for Thermal Batteries; Progress in Modern Explosives Synthesis; Surface Science with Photon- Stimulated Ion Desorption; and The Mathematics of Simple Random Walks.
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This report presents an investigation to determine the viability of a program targeted at developing a storable propellant container by using liquid crystal polymer technology. Different processing and joining techniques are explored, and their advantages and disadvantages are evaluated.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Rusek, J. J., NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA, *POLYMERS,...
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The current electronic combat (EC) test process lacks discipline and structure because there is not standardized operational test process used in evaluating EC systems. The purpose of this study is to describe a test process that incorporates discipline and structure into the operational test and evaluation (OT and E) of EC systems with the intent of providing needed information to the decision makers
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Warfare in the 21st Century is a special theme at the U.S. Army War College. Compiled in support of this theme, the following bibliography reflects books, documents, and periodical articles in the Army War College Library. The last section of the bibliography consists of a selection of Internet sites. Books and documents in this bibliography are dated 1997 to the present, while periodical articles are dated 1998 to the present. For your convenience we have added our call numbers at the end of...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Gibish, Jane E, ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, *WARFARE, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES,...
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The following are translations of selected articles in the Russian-language monthly journal AVIATSIYA I KOSMONAVTIKA published in Moscow. Refer to the table of contents for a listing of any articles not translated.
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The Army today has brought together a unique team to define the technologies that will shape the smaller, Force Projection Army of the 21st century. This team is comprised of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command Battle Labs; the Louisiana Maneuvers Task Force, and the Army's Research, Development, and Acquisition Community. Together, they're helping define the technology that will lead the Army to its Force XXI vision. The Army's Advanced Concepts and Technology II (ACT II) Program enables...
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Air vehicle technology spans multiple technical disciplines to provide the Air Force and our nation with innovative solutions to both near and far-term defense needs. Our scientists and researchers work in Integrated Product Terms (IPTs) that design, develop and provide optimum air combat capabilities. The IPTs, the TMP and the Mission Area Plans(MAPs), generated in coordination with the warfighter communities, ensure the emphasis of Research Development Test & Evaluation RDT&E) is...
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This monograph examines the implications for planning and conducting strike operations to achieve preemption of threats within the fundamentally altered post-Cold War security environment. The underlying premise is that doctrine and tactics based on the Cold War paradigm of combat are of limited relevance. Increasingly the nature of new threats and the blurring of the strategic, operational and tactical levels of war resulting from the emerging security environment , advanced weapons technology...
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The nation relies on the technological superiority of its armed forces. First and foremost, the mission of the Defense Science and Technology (S&T) Program is to ensure the warfighters today and tomorrow have superior and affordable technology to support their missions and provide revolutionary war-winning capabilities. To do this, we must understand the warfighters' needs. Fundamental to understanding those needs is an understanding of the strategic environment in which the warfighter...
Topics: DTIC Archive, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC, *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *DEFENSE...
This report contains the numerical and analytical data base useful for the missile/space vehicle mission analyst. Operational constraints considered were: launch site locations, orbital transfer maneuvers, and missile burnout parameters. Volume 2 documents a procedure for punching cards in ASCII format and reading the data onto a HP cassette for subsequent plotting with an HP9820 calculator system. Volume 3 documents some Radar Signature and RAdar Scattering computer programs. A three...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Ellis,George A, ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y, *COMPUTER PROGRAM...
As an intelligence producer and combat support agency, NGA maintains an obligation to provide the most timely, precise and relevant geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) products whenever and wherever our military forces and mission partners require them. In this issue, Joel Maloney discusses the aspect of providing GEOINT to the front line. Articles that follow demonstrate NGA's deployable expertise. We explore the common bond between the warfighter and the GEOINT producer. Maj. Stephen Kahn shares...
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Partial contents: The Development of Electronic Science and Technology; Bio-Medical Engineering and Futurology; and Bio-Integrated Circuit and Bio-Electronic Computer. (China translations)
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Rapid and cost effective research, development and transition of advanced space technologies enables affordable and decisive military capabilities for US forces. The Space and Missiles Technology Area Plan is developing technologies that provide options for the warfighter that take maximum advantage of space as an operating environment. In the face of declining budgets and manning levels, constraints are placed on the S&T programs. We constantly strive to make technology investments in the...
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Combining man and machine to enhance innate soldier capabilities is the hallmark of a soldier-cyborg transformation. Increasing the man-machine interface in the unpredictable environment of war has enormous potential to change the human dimension of war. This paper discusses the issues of values, ethics, and leadership concerning technologically advanced armed forces as they move warfare into the unfamiliar world of the cyborg.
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The recent spread of the use of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) for military purpose over the past two decades have led the industry to develop various payloads, matching the operational needs for the various missions committed to the UAV systems. In this context, SAGEM has positioned as a main actor in Europe in the field of UAV: *European leader for the tactical UAV systems (SPERWER). *Major sub-contractor for observation payloads dedicated to medium altitude long endurance UAV. *Proposition of...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the concept of prompt space-based global strikes. In order to contribute to the debate about its potential benefits and problems, this study addresses the effects of cultural mindsets and institutional preferences on decisions about future military strategy and forces. It examines how prompt precision strikes through space could provide an important set of options in future crises that are beyond the capabilities of current U,S military forces.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Sills, Larry G, AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *STRIKE WARFARE,...
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This study establishes the need for a handbook on the Soviet space program. The first section describes the three Soviet space launch sites. The second describes the operational Soviet space launch vehicles including their dimensions, capabilities, and payloads. Each major Soviet satellite program is then described in detail. Included here are orbital parameters, constellation sizes and phasings, mission profiles, and vehicle descriptions. And finally, the handbook contains several useful...
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Briefing charts from presentation on the development of various unmanned air vehicles by the European Aeronautic and Defence and Space Company, ISR division.
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This document reports on the results of a series of experiments performed in June through August 1975 at Santa Catalina Island. The purpose of these experiments was to determine the feasibility of satellite-to-submarine communications. The experiments addressed the propagation aspects of the problem through the water, through the air/sea interface for both the uplink and downlink. Certain aspects of cloud penetration were also considered. The relationship of radiative transfer theory to this...
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Visualizing the future requires a process that anticipates the nature of warfare in the next century and the evolution of US national security requirements. For that purpose, AAN conducts broad studies of future warfare to frame issues vital to the development of the US Army and to provide those issues to the senior Army leadership in a format suitable for integration into TRADOC combat developments programs. These studies focus on1y but are not constrained to, the period 2010 and beyond. The...
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This project will investigate the mold assembly, epoxy resin mixing, block cutting and mold cleaning of countermeasures dispensers for improvement and automation. This project will investigate and implement new capabilities in the following areas. These areas are: Pre-fabricated filler inserts, mix and pour work station with automatic resin dispensing, upgrade sawing method and revised layout. These improvements will enhance productivity through improved working conditions for the employees....
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This Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan describes how the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will enable the future operational concepts of the Navy and the Marine Corps. By design, it is a broad strategy that provides strong direction for the future, but it also retains sufficient flexibility and freedom of action to allow ONR to meet emerging challenges or alter course as directed by senior Naval leadership. ONR is the science and technology provider for the Department of the...
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This paper traces the development of stealth as an example of the way in which technology is invented, selected, acquired, and employed by the U.S. Armed Forces. The relationship between technology and the American culture that uses it is the foundation of the discussion. Stealth, as a specific technology, is traced from the prominent position of technology in the American way of war through its employment on the battlefield in Operation DESERT STORM. Lessons from this development highlight the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Kacena, Neil G., AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL, *JET FIGHTERS, *STEALTH TECHNOLOGY,...
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These proceedings consist of the unclassified papers that were presented at the AGARD Multi-Panel Symposium on Fighter Aircraft Design. The classified papers are published as a supplement to this document. The basic theme of the symposium was to review what had been learned from the current fighter aircraft and to explore what technology promised for the future, in relation to the likely requirements. The design of future fighters was discussed in these contexts, emphasizing the defeat of the...
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The PBR concept has been under study in the United States since the early 1980s. During the past decade the PBR technology has advanced to the degree that the Air Force, in carrying out its mission to investigate promising technologies for military applications, proposes to conduct validation testing of the PBR technology for space propulsion as part of its Space nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) program. This environmental impact statement has been prepared in accordance with the National...
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An examination of the use of aircraft to hunt for mobile missiles as one potential method of forcibly implementing future counter proliferation policies. Low flying and stealthy aircraft might perform this mission. Target identification issues are addressed. Estimates of confidence and size of the surviving missile force are provided.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Nyland, F. S., NYLAND ENTERPRISES IDAHO SPRINGS CO, *GUIDED MISSILES, *ANTIMISSILE...
Trajectory Linearization Control is applied to the longitudinal hypersonic scramjet vehicle model under development at the Air Force Research Laboratory. The algorithm is based on Differential Algebraic Spectral Theory which features a time-varying eigenvalue concept and avoids the use of so-called frozen-time eigenvalues which can lead to unreliable results when applied to time-varying dynamics systems. A trajectory linearization control was first designed for a non-linear, affine, rigid-body...
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The Air Force has embarked on a course to replace the most numerous fighter aircraft in its inventory, the F-16. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) may evolve from the tri-service Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) program to replace the F-16 (and perhaps other Air Force ground-attack aircraft) as well as other air-to-ground fighters used by the Navy and Marine Corps. As the JAST program proceeds to a hardware demonstration phase, the Air Force is drafting statements of mission needs and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Stevens, Donald, RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA, *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *MILITARY...
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This report covers a research project to develop a quasi non-linear model predictive control algorithm for a tail-sitter UAV.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Stone, Hugh, SYDNEY UNIV (AUSTRALIA), *CONTROL, *DRONES, *HOVERING, FLIGHT TESTING,...
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With the proliferation of highly accurate long-range cruise missiles and the demonstrated capabilities of this type of weapon, defense against this threat is becoming an essential military requirement. Furthermore, the inherent characteristics of evolving cruise missiles, such as low cost, long range, payload mix and numerous launch options, are making cruise missiles a weapon of choice for many military planners. As a result, potential adversaries could soon possess sufficiently large numbers...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Jimmerson, Gary T, ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL,...
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Briefing charts for presentation on UAV applications for ANSER technologies.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Yelland, Brad, BAE SYSTEMS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA), *NAVIGATION, *DRONES, SYMPOSIA,...
This User's Guide provides instructions sufficient to execute the Submarine Communications Assessment Tool (SCAT) Software Version (SV) 4.0 of the Coverage Prediction Improvement Program (CPIP). The SCAT is a single Computer Software Configuration Item (CS CI).
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This research project conducted an exploratory investigation of the viability of a Bio Computing and Information System, based on the available and up to date published scientific and technological information. The following three topics of research were identified as the research projects necessary for the development of a future Bio Computing and Information System: 1) Molecular Computation using Biological Cells: A Hybrid Approach. 2) The Bio-Safe Architecture: A Biologically inspired...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Das, Digen, STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT UTICA, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMPUTATIONS,...
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The report presents a chronology of incidents of international terrorism that took place between 1968-1974. Most of the material is based on press reports, although other sources were used as well. Only incidents that had clear international repercussions were included--incidents in which terrorists went abroad to strike their targets, selected victims or targets that had connections with a foreign state (e.g., diplomats, executives or the offices of foreign corporations), or created...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Jenkins, Brian M, Johnson, Janera, RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA, *POLITICAL SCIENCE,...
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The Army recently conducted its second Army Transformation Wargame, Vigilant Warriors 01 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from 22-27 April 2001. In this wargame, the depiction of a future major theater war served to illuminate, at a significant level of resolution, the emerging Objective Force concepts and capabilities needed to achieve strategic responsiveness and full-spectrum dominance. This initial report provides a preview of the issues, insights, and conclusions derived during the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *WAR GAMES, ARMY,...
The United States depends on space assets to support national security activities as well as civil and commercial activities. The Department of Defense (DOD) depends on space assets to support a wide range of military missions to include intelligence collection; battlefield surveillance and management; global command, control, and communications; and navigation assistance. This operational dependence on space has placed new and increasing demands on current space systems and organizations to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Nelson, Bill, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC, *MILITARY STRATEGY,...
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This Memorandum Report is a User's Manual for a set of four Lotus 1- 2-3 spreadsheet models for tactical fixed-wing aircraft design and sensitivities. A sizing model utilizes input requirements such as take-off and landing distances, mission radius, and combat turn rate to determine the wing size, engine thrust, empty weight, and gross weight of the aircraft. Two other models investigate off-design range payload and maneuverability performance. The fourth model estimates the RDT&E,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Schwartz, Joshua A, INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA, *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT,...
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The present project is the sequel of a transatlantic collaborative research project started in 2007 with the University of Arizona and the group of Dr. Sergey Shkarayev. The previous research grant was devoted to the comparative study of tilt-rotor and tilt-body configurations for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV). The purpose of the present study is to investigate the potential benefit of combining a fixed-wing airframe with tandem counter-rotating rotors in order to perform both fast horizontal...
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State of knowledge and degree of applicability of threat from and countermeasures against electromagnetic pulse from nuclear weapons is examined from the civil systems viewpoint. Environmental aspects are adequately researched, but practical measures are less well comprehended, especially for application by the layman. This report is expected to be the normative EMP program document for U.S. civil preparedness for the foreseeable future.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Kerr, James W, Bridges, Jack E, DEFENSE CIVIL PREPAREDNESS AGENCY WASHINGTON DC,...
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Space weapons for terrestrial conflict have been the subject of intense debate twice in the modern history of space. The first time, at the beginning of the Cold War, was over the possibility of bombardment satellites carrying nuclear weapons. The second time, at the end of the Cold War, was over the possibility of space-based defenses against nuclear missiles. Now, well past the Cold War, the topic of space weapons seems headed again for public debate, this time based on ballistic missile...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Preston, Bob, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *SPACE WEAPONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,...
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NGA is the only intelligence agency of its kind. We are the catalyst for the success of the tradecraft, and NGA's products and dedication to the warfighter prove the value of GEOINT time and time again. In this edition of the Pathfinder, our authors explore many of the accomplishments NGA has facilitated for the GEOINT tradecraft this past year. Notably, the recent conviction of an Al Qaida terrorist demonstrated GEOINT's value, as presented in Successful Terrorist Prosecution Employs NGA...
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The paper deals with the formulation of a consistent set of governing equations apt to describe the physical phenomenology comprising the hypersonic flow field of an ionized gas mixture and the electromagnetic field. The governing equations of the flow field and those of the electromagnetic field are revisited in sequence and differences or similarities with past treatments are pointed out and discussed. The equations governing the flow field hinge on the customary balance of masses, momenta...
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Eight pairs of large descending visual neurons (TSDNs) control dragonfly prey interception flights. We investigated both the sensory inputs and the motor outputs of this group of neurons. A detailed map was obtained of the position and direction of target movement that excites each of the TSDNs. This study also revealed the anatomy of the TSDN output terminals, providing information about the likely pattern of connectivity from individual TSDNs to the neural circuitry controlling each of the...
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Over the past decade, Virtual Environment (VE)-based training systems have become commonplace within the military training domain. These systems offer such benefits as small footprint, rapid reconfiguration, and enhanced training delivery. In addition, they appear to offer significant relief for a market starved for low cost training systems, and hold great potential as effective training tools. Yet, all too often the human element is taken for granted, with systems being designed to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Cohn, Joseph, NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC, *WARFARE, *MILITARY TRAINING,...