Quantum Research Intl.

 

Survivability Analysis and Assessment

Quantum has played a leading role in the systems survivability arena since 1988. Our first work in this area was providing Theater Missile Defense (TMD) survivability assessments in support of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). Subsequently, we have supported, via prime contracts since 1992, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (ARL/SLAD). We provide ARL/SLAD operational perspectives of technology alternatives to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the lethality of U.S. weapon systems. We also provide technical and engineering support in the areas of computer model development, threat analysis, and system survivability analysis.

Quantum employs the technical, operational and combat experience of its staff and its close association with Army combat developers and materiel developers to help ARL/SLAD enhance the visibility and stress the importance of survivability and lethality issues to soldiers, conduct ballistic vulnerability analysis, and assist in the development of three dimensional modeling techniques.  Our core competencies in the survivability arena include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing short, mid, and long-term strategies consistent with the Army Modernization Strategy.
  • Assessing soldier survivability concepts.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and characterizing threats to U.S. personnel and systems.
  • Developing analytical tools for assessing the impact of threats to existing and projected U.S. systems and subsystems.
  • Assessing advanced survivability and lethality-related technologies.
  • Developing and maintaining automated management tools and databases to assist in formulating, executing, and maintaining control and visibility of survivability, lethality, and vulnerability (SLV) analysis programs.
  • Providing military operational and combat perspectives on survivability and lethality issues.
  • Coordinating with combat developers to ensure they address survivability issues early in the system acquisition process.
  • Reviewing survivability requirements and standards for U.S. systems.
  • Assisting in conducting/evaluating laboratory tests, field tests, and demonstrations of survivability-related equipment and systems.
  • Assisting in providing evaluation support of battlefield survivability of weapon and support systems in terms of blast and projectile impact, electromagnetic interference, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, electronic counter-countermeasures, and nuclear, biological, and chemical environments.
  • Providing analytical and technical support in the execution and documentation of conventional ballistic vulnerability analyses of ground systems and supporting experiments.
  • Conducting engineering analyses (e.g., criticality analyses, component vulnerability predictions, live fire test damage assessments, and vulnerability reduction consultation) on various U.S. and foreign systems.
  • Performing risk assessments and capabilities analysis of Future Combat Systems (FCS) concepts.

Quantum personnel actively support Government planning meetings and reviews for SLV studies events. As SLV subject-matter experts, our personnel are often asked to participate in studies sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Army Science Board.

EXAMPLES of Quantum's SURVIVABILITY support include:

  • ARL/SLAD SURVIVABILITY ANALYSIS TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • BALLISTICS AND NBC DIVISION
  • FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS (FCS) TEAM
  • RED TEAM ACTIVITIES
  • MANPRINT AND HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (HSI) TECHNICAL TRAINING SERVICES
  • THE ARMY SYSTEMS SURVIVABILITY SUMMARY (TASSS)
  • ARMY SYSTEMS SURVIVABILITY PLANNING AND EVALUATION
  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SLAD DIRECTOR’S OFFICE
    • Enhancing SLAD System Survivability Awareness In Other Army Agencies
    • Marketing/Sales Support
    • Multimedia Support
    • SLAD Management Tool Support
    • Analyze changing Army SLV development, evaluation and test priorities