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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon

Program Overview
13 Apr 2011
Leo Rose, AFRL/RW
Program Manager
850-883-2188

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HDBT Weapons Roadmap


(Notional)
NEAR TERM MID TERM FAR TERM
Hard & Deeply Buried Targets

BLU-121 B/B

BLU-122

BLU-109/113, LWIP

HTVSF

Hard Target Munition

High Speed Penetrator

NEAR TERM MID TERM FAR TERM

CP DP S&T Acq Program


Future Acq
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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon


(HVPW)
AFRL RW / RZ / RY / RI Program Schedule (FY) As of: 3 Feb 11
10 11 12 13 14 15

Establish Requirements
Modeling & Simulation
Ordnance Package
Propulsion
Guidance Nav & Control (GN&C)
Systems Eng / Integration
Test & Evaluation

Tech Availability Dates

Description Benefits to the War Fighter


Provides improved penetration capability of hard, Defeats emerging hard targets
deep targets with boosted impact
2000 lb weapon
Internal carriage on F-35
Technology Increased loadout for other bomber/fighters
Survivable ordnance package
GN&C (precision navigation, terminal flight control)
Propulsion (performance, GN&C interactions, IM)

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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon


Team

HVPW Program ACC/A8M


Senior Steering Manager
Group (SSG) Leo Rose
AAC/XR

Deputy
Chief Engineer
Program Manager
Ron Taylor
Mike Kostelny

Guidance and Systems Engineering & Capability Planning and


Ordnance Integration Propulsion
Control Transition
John Bailey, Deputy Dr Mike Valentino, Deputy Drew DeGeorge, Deputy
Tom Grady, Deputy Pam Pitchford, Deputy

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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon
Sys Engineering & Flight Vehicle
Integration

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Systems Engineering & Flight


Vehicle Integration
CASE HIGH EXPLOSIVE FUZE GN&C ROCKET MOTOR

Flight Vehicle Integration


Subsystem requirements, specs, models for subsystem trades, M&S
System trades of GN&C, warhead/fuze, and airframe/propulsion
Initial Technology Demonstration flight test vehicle concept
development

Aircraft Integration, Carriage & Release


F-35 internal carriage
Platform electrical and physical constraints

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Flight Vehicle Integration


Major Technical Challenges

Focus on integration issues associated with terminal


accuracy and vehicle orientation
Airframe / control surfaces
GN&C algorithms
Booster misalignment, shock & vibration
Scope of effort varies dramatically depending on
desired TRL
AFRL/RW effort will end at subcomponent demonstrations not
integrated flight test
AAC/XR CCTDs will provide initial trade space

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HVPM Integration with F-35

F-35 physical fit requirement


F-35 physical fit requirement will be validated to a stay within volume
Bay Acoustics and Temperature Issues
Goal is to use standard design practices as those of current systems
Bomb Rack, Launcher
Goal is to use current F-35 equipment (e.g. BRU-68)
1760 / 1553 Weapon-Store Interface/Data Bus
Some electrical and message content changes as typical with new weapons
Ground Handling Equipment (e.g. loaders)
Goal is to design to current systems; minimize use of adaptors

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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon
Ordnance Package

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Conventional Survivable Ordnance


Package (CSOP)
Technology Investment Schedule (FY)
10 11 12 13 14
Boosted
Penetrator/F-35 High Velocity Penetration Anly/Testing

Kick Off/New Start Planning Review

Requirements/Concept Dev-Systems Analysis

Warhead Case/Fuze/Explosive R&D


Survivable
explosive payload Ordnance Package Integration
Miniaturized,
survivable, Sled Testing
intelligent fuzing Technology Availability/TRL
(5)

Description Benefits to the Warfighter

Warhead that survives and functions after a Penetrating weapon capability for F-35 in a 2000
boosted impact into hard target lb class weapon

Technology
Increased reliability with innovative fuze design
Survivable intelligent-fuze technology
which allows for redundancy
Survivable energetic explosive
Survivable warhead case
Modeling & Simulation Tools Penetration mechanics, Safer munitions through improved high explosive
lethality & material characterization development
Leverage ongoing R&D

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Fuze Technology
Hardened Miniature Fuze Technology (HMFT) Post Impact Module
Successfully demonstrated survivability and post impact burst point system functionality
Very High G (VHG) and airgun shock test environments

Laboratory-VHG Test
Laboratory-Airgun Test

Task added to existing HMFT Contract for FY11 HMFT Feasibility Study for CSOP
Conduct contractor laboratory testing
Mechanical design updates
Assess and document HMFT axial/lateral shock survivability in cannon tests

HMFT Feasibility study & analysis


Requirements evaluation (signal, power, communications, arming)
Interfaces
Mechanical packaging & mounting

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Explosive
New Development

Approach
Map out the formulation design space via systematic Mixture Design methodology
A type of statistical, Design of Experiments
Hypothetical Trade-off in Properties
Quantify the tradeoff in design parameters

Survivability
Airblast, sensitivity survivability, & mechanical properties

Airblast
Apply residual knowledge
Validation data for theory and M&S
Reduce formulation time for future application requirements
Identify the range of possibilities for current ingredients
Progress Composition
Ingredients selected, all existing with MIL-SPECs
Composition limit inputs found 45 run matrix generated
Mixture viscosity was primary constraint

Gathered extensive laboratory-scale safety test data

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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon
Guidance Research S&T Plan

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Control

Boosting with a rocket adds some issues:


Motor/thrust misalignment
Control authority, especially with oblique trajectories (e.g. slant targets)
Vibration / acceleration effects
HVPW could have significant problems during boost
Angle of Obliquity (AoO) could be unknown
Angle of Attack (AoA) interacts with AoO AoO

Must control closely to ensure:


Maximum penetration
Fuze survives impact

AoA
v
slant

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Risk Assessment

Largest risk / least maturity in following component areas:


CEP control
Angle of Attack (AoA) sensing & control
Trajectory shaping for optimized rocket firing
Rocket integrated control

Philosophy: methodical modeling and tool-up to:


1. Show maturity of guidance subsystem
2. Prepare for more than one MS-A contractor conceptual design

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High Velocity Penetrating Weapon
Propulsion

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HVPW Propulsion

HVPW derived operational systems will require a new rocket motor


HVPW propulsion potential design/technology challenges include
Thrust alignment/alignment control
Energy management
Tight propellant burn rate specification
Increased performance
Wrap-around motor
Service life through extreme environments

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Questions

Leo Rose, GS-15


AFRL/RW
HVPW Program Manager
ROSEL@EGLIN.AF.MIL
850-883-2188

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