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Page 1: ARA Company Briefing - Gulf Coastndiagulfcoast.com/events/archive/41st_Symposium/... · • BLU-118 - Thermobaric BLU-109 • BLU-119 - CrashPAD Agent Defeat • BLU -121 Thermobaric

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Dr Frank Maestas

Executive Vice President

3 Nov 2015

Industry Perspective

www.ara.com

Applied Research Associates, Inc

"Armament Innovation to Warfighting Dominance"

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www.ara.com

SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

© 2014 Applied Research Associates, Inc.www.ara.com

SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

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ARA Mission

To provide:- science and engineering research - technical support services- specialty products, and - integrated solutions

To solve problems of global importance

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Founded 1979, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1100 Employee Owners in the U.S. and Canada

FY15 Sales of $207 Million

8%

42%

33%17%

AssociatesBachelorsMastersPhD

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Clients & Locations

63 offices

ISO 9001 and CMMI level 3 certified

DoD

76%

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Facilities

•Over 60 locations in the U.S. & Canada

• Cleared, SAP, and SCIF facilities

• Classified computing and storage

• SEI CMMI Level 3 (Raleigh, NC)

• ISO 9001:2000 certified

•Laboratory, Manufacturing

& Testing Facilities

• Ablatives laboratory

• Chemical, biological & pilot scale laboratories

• Instrumentation/electronics

• Soil and rock mechanics

• High explosives test ranges

• High speed test track

• Government owned/ARA

operated – 4 explosive

test, chemical laboratories,

energy, fire

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Business Areas

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National Security

ARA delivers innovative solutions to assess, detect, deter,

defeat, and respond to threats facing us at home and abroad.

Infrastructure

ARA leads in technologies and services to improve performance

and sustainability of infrastructure for transportation, buildings,

and energy systems.

Energy & Environment

ARA provides innovative engineering services and products for

alternative fuels, and the power and utility services market.

Health Solutions

ARA provides specialized research and technology services,

testing and product development in health science and

engineering.

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

National Security

Information and intelligence

Decision support

Systems engineering and integration

Sensor systems

Weapon systems

Weapon effects

Fire fighting systems

Chem/Bio defense

Advanced energy systems

Pollution prevention and remediation

Geotechnical/Environmental site characterization services

Modeling and simulation

Robotics

Test and evaluation

Manufacturing/Prototyping

Training

Technology and systems that help make the world safer

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

ARA supported the warhead

development of recently

fielded AF weapons

ARA Warhead Design Capabilities

•Complex detonation physics

•Directional fragmentation

•Explosive fill development/

selection

•Structural analysis

•Insensitive Munition (IM)

requirements

• BLU-116 - Advanced Unitary Penetrator

• BLU-118 - Thermobaric BLU-109

• BLU-119 - CrashPAD Agent Defeat

• BLU-121 - Thermobaric Skip-Bomb

• BLU-122 - BLU-113 Upgrade

As well as other key programs

Deformable Warhead – NSWC

Hellfire – Army/Marine

Tactical Tomahawk PenetratorVariant – Raytheon/DTRA

Shredder – AFRL/RW agent defeat warhead

Numerous warheads and technology for commercial clients

ARA has expertise and experience in

warhead design

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Armor and Penetration Modeling• Pre-test predictions and post-test analysis/support.

• Detailed modeling of both targets and penetrators.

• High-fidelity analyses performed using LS-DYNA with

Lagrangian, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)

and Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) FEA methods.

Detailed Penetrator Modeling

Thin wall concrete penetration

Shock Environment on internal components

(accelerometers, and data recorders)

Target material characterization

and constitutive modeling

Target test damage

Calculated target damage

‘Distribution authorized to US Government Agencies and their contractors; critical technology’

Armor Piercing Projectile on

Ceramic Armor

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

ARA Modeling & Simulation CapabilitiesVision

• Develop high quality Modeling & Simulation Planning Tools

supporting decision making for weapon effects, GIS and

structural modeling

• Provide weaponeering, intel characterization, force protection

support for the defense agencies and public and private

sectors

• Leverage our Planning Tool codes to the highest extent

possible to develop highly reusable, extensible and scalable

codes

Core competencies: • Physics Based Modeling & Simulation• Conventional and Nuclear explosives modeling• Kinetic, Non-Kinetic, Cyber modeling• Agent Defeat• Engineering Model Development & Integration• Validation, Verification & Accreditation• Structural Characterization• Functional and Process Modeling• CMMI Level 3 Software Development• SME support

IMEA [DTRA, STRATCOM, AFRL] –Weapon Effects/Response Software

VAPO [DTRA] – Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Option

Funding provided by:

First Responder Support Tools [DHS]– Smartphone planning tools

Funding provided by:

UTAS [DTRA, DIA, STRATCOM] –Target Characterization Software

FIST [JTCG/ME] –Weaponeering Software

NuCS [DTRA]

Nuclear Capabilities Services

SHAMRC [DTRA, AFRL] –

Incendiary on Chem/Bio Facility

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Physics Based Modeling & Simulation

•Leading developer of accredited operational, engineering, and first-principles tools

Target and sensor modeling

Delivery and penetration

Weapon-target interaction

Collateral damage and effects

•Engagement, mission, and campaign levels

•Integrated assessment tools for system-level assessments

•Analyses and operational support

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

“Achieving Dominant Capabilities through Technical

Excellence and Innovation”

• Capability & Affordability approach must be underpinned by

strong S&T in pre-Milestone B activities• Encouraged by DoD increase emphasis w/ Industry in S&T

• Industry is embracing the Modularity & Open Architecture

approach in new Weapon System Development• Vital to realizing robust Technology Refresh Cycle

• Strong Eglin Weapons Industry Consortium driving change

• ‘Best Value’ approach key to robust Capability Development,

Affordability & Risk Reduction in Major Programs

• DoD Prototyping Investment at System Level prior to MS B

is ‘slow to emerge’ at best – ‘key’ area for Risk Reduction

Better Buying Power - 5 Years In…

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Strong Industry Base is Essential to increasing Advantage

& Achieving Air Dominance in 2030+

• Prototyping & Experimentation is Essential

• Need Strong Industry Partnerships w/ DoD Labs

• Fewer Weapon Acquisitions currently hurting Capabilities

Development

• New, Advanced Weaponry Investment key to 5th/6th Gen

effectiveness & survivability in 2030+ Timeframe

• Tech Superiority Advantage eroded by legacy weapons

reliance & marginal improvements

DoD Technological Superiority at Risk

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Only One Weapon Development Program underway in the same

period we Develop & Produce three 5th & 6th Gen Aircraft Platforms !

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Fewer Weapon Development Programs are Mandating

Detailed Roadmaps

• Goal: “Where Should Industry Focus & Invest?”

• Increased S&T Funding is good… however, Need Clearly

Defined Capability Concepts and Timelines

• With less Future Weapons Programs specifically called out in

Core Function Support / Master Plans…• Industry Needs Strong S&T and Developmental Planning Guidance

• Industry Days / Engagements w/ PEOs, Labs, & Warfighter Vital

• Looking for Stronger Guidance & Initiatives from the Long

Range Research & Development Program Plan (LRRDPP)• Industry can contribute to “Third Offset Strategy” Development

Technology / Acquisition Roadmaps

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Clearer Path Needed to Focus IR&D for ‘Better Buying Power’

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Govt & Industry Partnership Critical to Achieving Dominant

Capabilities through Technical Excellence and Innovation

Summary

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"Armament Innovation to Warfighting Dominance"

• Clear Govt Direction (via Funding) will Incentivize Industry

Innovation in Key Tech Areas

• Advanced Weaponry Investment key to warfighting

effectiveness & survivability for 2030+

• Need Stronger Guidance & Partnership Initiatives with DoD

via Prototyping & S&T Investment

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SOLVING PROBLEMS OF GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

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SOLUTIONSthat improve our safety,

security, and way of life.