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od''rinn ~ for ~1 i ID he Logistics Burden R~m''Rfter Next Doing More with Less Committee to Perform a Technology Assessment Focused on Logistics Support Requirements for Future Army Combat Systems Board on Army Scienc and Technology Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Council NATIONALACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1999
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COMMITTEE TO PERFORM A TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT FOCUSED ON LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR FUTURE ARMY COMBAT SYSTEMS GERALD E. GALLOWAY, JR., chair, International loins Commission, Washington, D.C. STEVEN R.~. BRUECK, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque PATRICK F. FLYNN, Cummins Engine Company, Inc., Columbus, Indiana ALAN B. FOWLER, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York KENNETH I. GRAHAM, Atiantic Research Corporation, Gainesville, Virginia ALLEN F. GRUM, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia FREDERICK E. HARTMAN, The Foxhall Group, Washington, D.C. EDWARD I. HAUG, University of Iowa, Iowa City MERRILEA I. MAYO, Pennsylvania State University, University Park SURESH MENON, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta ERNEST N. PETRICK, General Dynamics Land Systems, (retired) Ann Arbor, Michigan JOSEPH R. PICKENS, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Gleneig, Maryland LEON E. SALOMON, Rubbermaid, Inc., Wooster, Ohio MEHMET SARIKAYA, University of Washington, Seattle NAMES K. STEDMAN, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia National Research Council Staff ROBERT I. LOVE, Study Director KNIFER AUSTIN, Senior Project Assistant (December, ~998) DELPHINE D. GLAZE, Senior Project Assistant (January 1998) MARGO L. FRANCESCO, Publication Manager DEANNA SPARGER, Senior Project Assistant (unti! December 1997) ROBERT I. KATT, Technical Consultant Board on Army Science and Technology Liaison KATHRYN V. LOGAN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta . . . 111
BOARD ON ARMY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WILLIAM H. FORSTER, chair, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland THOMAS L. MCNAUGHER, vice chair, RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C. GARY L. BORMAN, University of Wisconsin, Madison RICHARD A. CONWAY, Union Carbide Corporation, Charleston, West Virginia GILBERT S. DECKER, Alliant Tech Systems, Inc., Los Gatos, California LAWRENCE I. DELANEY, Delaney Group, Potomac, Maryland ROBERT I. HEASTON, Guidance and Control Information Analysis Center (retired), Naperville, Illinois ELVIN R. HETBERG, Heiberg Associates, Inc., Mason Neck, Virginia GERALD I. TAFRATE, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana KATHRYN V. LOGAN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta JOHN H. MOXLEY, Korn/Ferry International, Los Angeles, California STEWART D. PERSONTCK, Bell Communications Research, Tnc., Morristown, New jersey MILLARD F. ROSE, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama GEORGE T. SINGLEY III, Hicks and Associates, Inc., McLean, Virginia CLARENCE G. THORNTON, Army Research Laboratories (retired), Colts Neck, New Jersey JOHN D. VENABLES, Venables and Associates, Towson, Maryland JOSEPH I. VERNIER, ENSCO, Inc., Melbourne, Florida ALLEN C. WARD, Ward Synthesis, Tnc., Ann Arbor, Michigan Staff BRUCE A. BRAWN, Director MARGO L. FRANCESCO, Staff Associate ALVERA WILSON, Financial Associate DEANNA SPARGER, Senior Project Assistant IV
Preface This study lays out steps that should be taken for the Army to field combat systems with reduced logistics support requirements for a highly mobile and lethal battle force that is fundamentally self-sufficient. Although the study is based on a notional battle force concept provided by the Army to illustrate possibilities and alternatives, the findings also can be applied to the development of systems for other missions. Reductions in logistics demand that can be achieved by addressing logistical implications during system design will be more significant than improving the ways that logistics support is provided. The study provides a road map for research and technology development based on logistical considerations and offers a unique perspective on ideas and technologies currently being considered by the Army. The committee believes that current technology can be adapted to support the incorporation of logistical considerations in planning to a degree not previously imagined. Clearly, attention to logistics trade-off analysis is absolutely essential for the Arrny to get the most "bang for its buck" by 2025. For perhaps the first time, the Arrny has both an opportunity and the technology to consider fully the logistical implications in designing a force. Recognizing the likely threats and required capabilities, the Army has every reason to do so. The scope and complexity of issues surrounding the AAN are challenging. The committee relied heavily on the Arrny for information on conceptual requirements and on the status of research activities. We appreciate very much the willingness of everyone involved to provide background data and to discuss issues candidly. Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., Chair Committee to Perform a Technology Assessment Focused on Logistics Support Requirements For Future Arrny Combat Systems v
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 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 Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that wall assist the authors and the National Research Council 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 content 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: Lloyd Duscha, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (retired), Reston, Virginia David C. Hardison, Consultant, Falls Church, Virginia John B. Mooney, I. Brad Mooney Associates, Arlington, Virginia Julia Phillips, Sandia National Laboratones, Albuquerque, New Mexico Donald S. PihI, General Dynamics, Sterling Heights, Michigan Craig Rogers, University of South Carolina, Columbia Randall L. Simpson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Livermore California Cynthia Whitney, Tufts University, Arlington, Massachusetts While the individuals listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, responsibility for the final content of this report rests solely with the authoring committee and the National Research Council. via
Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 INTRODUCTION 15 Statement of Task, 16 Concept for Arrny After Next Operations, 16 Study Concept, 19 Report Organization, 19 2 MILITARY LOGISTICS AND THE ARMY AFTER NEXT REQUIREMENTS......................................... Military Logistics, 22 Strategic, Operational, and Tactical Logistics, 22 Historical Analysis of the Impact of Logistics on Modern Warfare, 23 Concepts of Warfare for the Twenty-First Century, 24 Logistics Concepts for the Anny After Next, 25 Logistics Burdens for the Battle Force, 26 Burden Reduction Goals, 27 LOGISTICS TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS ..... Factors in Trade-off Analyses, 29 Capabilities for AAN Performance and Reducing Logistics Burdens, 30 Requirements for AAN Trade-off Analysis, 31 Companson with the STAR 21 Study, 33 Modeling and Simulation Environment to Support Logistics Trade-off Analyses, 34 Using the M&S Hierarchy for Exploratory Development and Defining Research Needs, 36 Mobility Trade-off Analyses, 37 Trade-off Analyses for Small-Unit and Force-on-Force Engagements, 40 Trade-off Analyses to Support AAN Mission Reliability, 42 Facilitating a Modeling and Simulation Environment to Support System Trade-off Analyses, 44 Setting Prionties, 45 Securing Buy-in and Commitment from Others, 45 Focusing on Logistics Trade-offs, 45 . . Vll ..21 ..29
. ~ . Vlll Science and Technology Initiatives to Reduce Logistics Burdens through Trade-off Analyses, 46 4 FUEL AND ENERGY / CONTENTS Increasing the Energy Supply, 48 Hydrogen as a Battlefield Fuel, 49 Nuclear Fuel for Transportable Power Plants with High Power Density, 5 ~ Coupled Nuclear-Electnc-Hydrogen System, 52 Reducing Energy Demand, 55 Lighter Vehicles through Materials Substitution, 55 Lighter Vehicles through Optimized System Perfo~ance, 58 Efficient Energy Management, 59 Fuel Economy as a Functional Specification, 59 Hybrid Vehicles, 60 Science and Technology Initiatives to Reduce Energy-Related Logistics Burdens, 61 Increasing the Energy Supply, 61 Reducing Energy Demand, 62 Efficient Energy Management, 63 is .48 OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL MOBILITY Operational Mobility, 64 Tactical (Battlefield) Mobility, 66 Wheeled Versus Tracked Vehicles, 69 Remote Sensing to Enhance Battlefield Ground Mobility, 72 Reducing the Size of Vehicle Crews, 72 Distnbuted Modeling and Simulation Environment for Vehicle Design, 78 Status of Current Modeling and Simulation Tools, 78 Technology Extensions, 80 Science and Technology Initiatives to Reduce Mobility Logistics Burdens, 84 Operational Mobility, 84 Tactical Ground Mobility, 84 .64 6 ENGAGEMENT 87 Situational Awareness, 87 Projectile Weapon Systems, 90 Gun Systems, 90 Small Missile Systems for Precision Attack 94 Precision Guided Munitions, 96 Propellants, Explosives, and Warheads, 98 Logistics Implications of Projectile Weapon Systems, 104 Directed Energy Weapons, 104 Lasers, 105 Microwave Devices, 106 Less-than-Lethal Weapons, 107
CONTENTS IX Science and Technology Initiatives to Reduce Logistics Burdens of Engagement Systems, 107 Situational Awareness, 107 Projectile Weapon Systems, 108 Directed-Energy and Less-than-Lethal Weapons, 109 RELIABILITY CONCEPTS 110 Logistical Implications of Highly Reliable Systems, 110 Pulse-Reliable Systems, 110 Fast Refitting through Improved Maintainability, 1 ~ 2 AAN Mission Reliability Versus Ultrareliability, 112 AAN Mission Reliability and RAMD, 113 Using an M&S Environment to Develop AAN Mission-Reliable Systems, 114 Adequate M&S Systems, 116 Defining Reliability in Measurable Characteristics, ~ 16 Iterative Simulation, ~ 17 Valid Data on Alternatives, 11 ~ Preserving Mission Reliability during System Trade-offs, 119 The Third Approach: Research to Enable New Reliability Solutions, 121 Improving System Reliability at the Level of Component Analysis and Design, 121 Science and Technology Initiatives to Achieve AAN Mission Reliability, 125 AAN Mission Reliability, 125 Three Approaches to Mission Reliability, 126 8 SOLDIER SUSTAINMENT Compact Power, 128 ..................................................................................... 128 Microturbines, 128 Nuclear "Batteries," 129 Protection of Personnel, 129 Body Annor, 130 Active Protection Systems, 130 Medicine and Nutrition, 130 Other Technologies, 131 Findings, 132 9 JOINT FORCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. Strategic Lift Capabilities, 133 Long Range Supporting Fire, 135 Interoperable Command and Control Systems, 136 Findings, 136 10 INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT........................... Role of Defense Research and Development, 137 Army Science and Technology Program, 139 .133 ..137
x CONTENTS Strategic Research Objectives and S&T Objectives, 140 Strategic Research Objectives and AAN Situational Awareness. 140 Strategic Research Objectives and Lightweight Materials 142 ~C7 , Strategic Research Objectives for Logistics, 142 Investments to Reduce Logistics Support Requirements for AAN Systems, 143 Road Map Objectives, 143 Distributed M&S Technology, 146 Lightweight Materials for Air and Ground Vehicles, 148 Airframe and Engine Designs, 149 Unmanned and Minimally Crewed Vehicles, 150 Mobility Systems, 150 Terrain Awareness, 151 New Energy Delivery Systems, 151 Lethal Systems Performance and Reduced System Weight, 152 Situational Awareness and Precision Guidance, 152 Reducing the Ammunition Burden through Lethal Systems Performance, 154 Energetic s and Warhead Materials, 154 Systems Design for Reliability, 155 Compact Power, 156 Lightweight Protection Systems for Individual Soldiers, 156 Advances in Combat Medicine, Nutrition, and Soldier Fitness, 157 AAN Logistics Trade-off Analyses across Burden Reduction Goals, 157 Situational Awareness for Logistics Operations, 158 11 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REFERENCES ................................... APPENDICES 159 163 A STATEMENT OF TASK 171 B MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES 172 C TECHNOLOGIES FOR MATERIALS SELECTION AND DESIGN 183 D E F MATERIALS OPTIONS FOR FUEL EFFICIENCY AND PROTECTION 190 DUTY CYCLES AND FUEL ECONOMY OF HYBRID VEHICLES SITUATIONAL AWARENESS 95 97
FIGURES, TABLES AND BOXES FIGURES 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 4-1 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-5 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 Illustration of the Army After Next operating environment, 1 Joint Vision 2010 operational concepts, 25 Hierarchical system of modeling and simulation for AAN trade-off analyses for a vehicle system, 34 Component design considerations, 35 Alternative energy systems for the AAN, 54 Schematic representation of the situational awareness system, 89 Rail gun projectile, 93 Major BAT subsystems, 97 Comparison of engine technologies, 100 Calibration curve from large-scale card gap tests of conventional warhead explosives used by the Anny and PBX replacements, 103 Hierarchy of model domains, 115 Joint Vision 2010 operational concepts, 135 DoD's decreasing share of the market for integrated circuits, 13 Army funding for research, 139 Materials engineering technologies to support system design, 184 Duty cycle for a 3.4 metric-ton vehicle with an engine rated at 235 brake horsepower and a maximum torque of 440 ft-lb, 196 TABLES ES-1 Logistics Burdens, Burden Reduction Goals, Road Map Objectives, Technology Development Areas, and Research Areas, 6 Rank Ordering of Technologies Identified in the STAR 21 Technology Relevance Matrix, 33 Densities of Elements That Form the Basis of Major Structural Alloys, 56 Battlefield Mobility Trade-offs for Transport Aircraft, 65 Unmanned Vehicles Worldwide, 75 Xl
. . Xll FIGURES, TABLES, AND BOXES 10-! Logistics Burdens, Burden Reduction Goals, Road Map Objectives, Technology Development Areas, and Research Areas, 6 BOXES 3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-5 3-6 4-1 5-1 5-2 Technology-Dependent AAN Capabilities with Significant Effects on Logistics Demand, 30 14-Day Self-Sustainment Requirement Must Dictate Materiel Design, 31 Critical M&S Needs for AAN Trade-off Analyses in Support of Reducing Logistics Demand, 32 Characteristics of an AAN Unit for Small-Unit and Force-on-Force Engagement Analyses, 41 M&S Tools to be Linked for AAN Logistics Trade-off Analysis, 42 Facilitating AAN Logistics Trade-off Analyses, 44 Fuel Cells, 53 Russian WIG Vehicles, 68 Limitations in M&S Tools for Engineering Analysis of Ground Vehicle Concepts, 79 5-3 Mobility M&S Technology Developments, 81 5-4 M&S Tools for AAN Mission Rehearsal Analysis, 82 5-5 Vehicle Motion Simulators, 83 6- ! Benefits of Less Sensitive Munitions, 102 7-1 Classical Definitions of Reliability and Related Concepts, ~ 1 10-1 Army Strategic Research Objectives, 141
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS ACRONYMS AAN Army After Next AFSS advanced fire support system AMC Army Materiel Command AMSAA Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity ARL Army Research Laboratory ARO Amy Research Office ATACMS Army tactical missile system ATM asynchronous transfer mode ATR automated target recognition BAT brilliant anti-tank BUSE battle unit support element BVRAAM beyond visual range air-to-air missile C3I command, control, communications, and intelligence C4ISR command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance CAE computer-aided engineering CAV composite armored vehicle CBW chemical/biological warfare CECOM Communications-Electronic Command Center CKEM compact kinetic energy missile CMOS complementary-metal oxide on silicon CNP compact nuclear power COPS compact nuclear power source CRAP Civilian Reserve Air Fleet Program DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DEW directed energy warfare DTS distributed interactive simulation DOC Department of Commerce DoD Department of Defense EM electromagnetic EMP electromagnetic pulse ETC electrothermal chemical . . . xzz~
xlv ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS FCS Future Combat System FEL free electron lasers FLTR forward-Iooking infrared FSCS future scout and cavalry system GTRAS gas-inflated ram air stabilizer GPS global positioning system GS general support HLA high level architecture HMMWV high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles HMX high melting explosive HEM high power microwaves HPMM high power millimeter wave TAT Institute for Advanced Technology TO integrated circuit IDA Institute for Defense Analysis THPRPT Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology TFF identification of friend or foe IR infrared ICS Joint Chiefs of Staff IRP Joint Robotics Program KEP kinetic energy penetrator EMSR large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off LRP Tong rod penetrator LTL less than lethal M&S modeling and simulation MRE meals ready-to-eat MLRS multiple launch rocket systems NATO North Atiantic Treaty Organization NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency NRC National Research Council NRMM NATO Reference Mobility Model NRO National Reconnaissance Office NSA National Security Agency PBX plastic-bonded explosive PEM proton exchange membrane PNGV Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles POL (petrol, oil, lubricants) petroleum QW]:P quantum-well infrared photodetector RAMD reliability, availability, maintainability, and durability RDEC research, development engineering center
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS RDT&E RDX RHA RML RSTA S&T SA SGE SRO STO TARDEC TE TOE TRADOC UAV UGV UGVTEE WV WES WIG cm3 Ft-lb KE kg kW.h km/in kW MW mJ nm xv research, development, testing and evaluation rapid detonating explosive rolled homogeneous armor Revolution in Military Logistics reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition science and technology situational awareness surface ground-effect strategic research objective science and technology objective Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center thermoelectric table of organization and equipment Army Training and Doctrine Command unmanned aerial vehicle unmanned ground vehicle UGV Technology Enhancement and Exploitation unmanned undersea vehicles vehicle dynamics subsystem Waterways Experiment Station . . wmg-m-grounc ~ cubic centimeter foot pound kinetic energy kilogram kilowatt hour kilometer hour kilowatt megawatt megawatt hour millijoule nanometer ABBREVIATIONS