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1999 Assessment of the Office of Naval Research's Air and Surface Weapons Technology Program

Committee on the Review of ONR's Air and Surface Weaponry Program

Naval Studies Board

Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications

National Research Council

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 1999. 1999 Assessment of the Office of Naval Research's Air and Surface Weapons Technology Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9687.
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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Bruce Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences.

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The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce Alberts and Dr. William A. Wulf are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council.

This work was performed under Department of the Navy Contract N00014-99-I-0502 issued by the Office of Naval Research under contract authority NR 201-124. However, the content does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Department of the Navy or the government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 1999. 1999 Assessment of the Office of Naval Research's Air and Surface Weapons Technology Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9687.
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COMMITTEE ON THE REVIEW OF ONR'S AIR AND SURFACE WEAPONRY PROGRAM

ALAN BERMAN,

Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University,

Co-Chair

GEORGE S. SEBESTYEN,

Systems Development, LLC,

Co-Chair

EUGENE E. COVERT,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JOSE B. CRUZ, JR.,

Ohio State University

VICTOR C.D. DAWSON,

Poolesville, Maryland

ROGER E. FISHER,

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ELIEZER G. GAI,

Charles S. Draper Laboratory, Inc.

DANIEL N. HELD,

Northrop Grumman

BERNARD H. PAIEWONSKY,

Bethesda, Maryland

ROBERT F. STENGEL,

Princeton University

JOHN F. WALTER,

Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

JAY B. YAKELEY,

Vienna, Virginia

Consultant

Sidney G. Reed, Jr.

Staff

Charles F. Draper, Program Officer

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 1999. 1999 Assessment of the Office of Naval Research's Air and Surface Weapons Technology Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9687.
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NAVAL STUDIES BOARD

VINCENT VITTO,

Charles S. Draper Laboratory, Inc.,

Chair

JOSEPH B. REAGAN,

Saratoga, California,

Vice Chair

DAVID R. HEEBNER,

McLean, Virginia,

Past Chair

ALBERT J. BACIOCCO, JR.,

The Baciocco Group, Inc.

ALAN BERMAN,

Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University

NORMAN E. BETAQUE,

Logistics Management Institute

JAMES P. BROOKS,

Litton/Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc.

NORVAL L. BROOME,

Mitre Corporation

GERALD A. CANN,

Rockville, Maryland

RUTH A. DAVID,

Analytic Services, Inc.

PAUL K. DAVIS,

Rand, and Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies

SEYMOUR J. DEITCHMAN,

Chevy Chase, Maryland,

Special Advisor

ANTHONY J. DeMARIA,

DeMaria ElectroOptics Systems, Inc.

FRANK A. HORRIGAN,

Raytheon Systems Company

RICHARD J. IVANETICH,

Institute for Defense Analyses

MIRIAM E. JOHN,

Sandia National Laboratories

DAVID W. McCALL,

Far Hills, New Jersey

ROBERT B. OAKLEY,

National Defense University

HARRISON SHULL,

Monterey, California

JAMES M. SINNETT,

Boeing Company

KEITH A. SMITH,

Vienna, Virginia

ROBERT C. SPINDEL,

Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

DAVID L. STANFORD,

Science Applications International Corporation

PAUL K. VAN RIPER,

Williamsburg, Virginia

VERENA S. VOMASTIC,

Institute for Defense Analyses

BRUCE WALD,

Center for Naval Analyses

MITZI WERTHEIM,

Center for Naval Analyses

Navy Liaison Representatives

RADM Raymond C. Smith,

USN, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N81

RADM Paul G. Gaffney II,

USN, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N91

Ronald D. Taylor, Director

Charles F. Draper, Program Officer

Susan G. Campbell, Administrative Assistant

Mary G. Gordon, Information Officer

James E. Maciejewski, Senior Project Assistant

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COMMISSION ON PHYSICAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, AND APPLICATIONS

PETER M. BANKS,

ERIM International, Inc.,

Co-Chair

W. CARL LINEBERGER,

University of Colorado,

Co-Chair

WILLIAM BROWDER,

Princeton University

LAWRENCE D. BROWN,

University of Pennsylvania

MARSHALL H. COHEN,

California Institute of Technology

JOHN E. ESTES,

University of California at Santa Barbara

JERRY P. GOLLUB,

Haverford College

MARTHA P. HAYNES,

Cornell University

JOHN L. HENNESSY,

Stanford University

CAROL M. JANTZEN,

Westinghouse Savannah River Company

PAUL G. KAMINSKI,

Technovation, Inc.

KENNETH H. KELLER,

University of Minnesota

KENNETH I. KELLERMANN,

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

MARGARET G. KIVELSON,

University of California at Los Angeles

DANIEL KLEPPNER,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JOHN KREICK,

Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company (retired)

MARSHA I. LESTER,

University of Pennsylvania

M. ELISABETH PATÉ-CORNELL,

Stanford University

NICHOLAS P. SAMIOS,

Brookhaven National Laboratory

CHANG-LIN TIEN,

University of California at Berkeley

NORMAN METZGER, Executive Director (through July 1999)

MYRON F. UMAN, Acting Executive Director (as of August 1999)

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Preface

The mission of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to maintain a close relationship with the research and development community to support long-range research, foster discovery, nurture future generations of researchers, produce new technologies that meet known naval requirements, and provide innovations in fields relevant to the future Navy and Marine Corps. Accordingly, ONR supports research activities across a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. As one means for ensuring that its investments appropriately address naval priorities and requirements and that its programs are of high scientific and technical quality, ONR requires that each of its departments undergo an annual review (with a detailed focus on about one-third of the reviewed department's programs). The Air and Surface Weapons Technology (ASWT) program resides within the Strike Technology Division of the Naval Expeditionary Warfare Science and Technology Department of ONR and accounts for approximately 25 percent of the department's budget.

At the request of ONR, the National Research Council (NRC) established a committee to review and evaluate ONR's ASWT program components in the mission areas of air superiority, precision strike, naval fire support, ship-based defense, and supporting science and technology, including uninhabited combat air vehicles, against criteria such as appropriateness of the investment strategy within the context of naval priorities and requirements, impact on and relevance to naval needs, and scientific and technical quality. In the selection of committee members, expertise was drawn heavily from the following areas: guidance and control, fire control, aeromechanics, solid and air-breathing propulsion, naval gun systems and launchers, and uninhabited combat air vehicles. The Committee on the Review of ONR's Air and Surface Weaponry Program met once, May 26–28, 1999, in Washington, D.C., to both gather information and prepare an initial draft report. The three-day meeting was divided into two parts: the first comprised presentations by and interactions with project managers (and ONR-supported principal investigators) responsible for various program components, and the second was devoted to drafting the committee's findings and recommendations and developing consensus on them.

The resulting report represents the committee's consensus views on the issues posed in the charge.

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This report has been reviewed by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council's (NRC's) Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the authors and the NRC in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The contents of the review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report:

Roy R. Buehler, Lockheed Martin,

James W. Dally, University of Maryland,

Earl H. Dowell, Duke University,

L. Raymond Hettche, Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University,

Edwin L. Key, Mitre Corporation (retired),

William M. Locke, RADM, USN (retired), and

Jeffrey Wadsworth, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Although the individuals listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, responsibility for the final content of this report rests solely with the authoring committee and the NRC.

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