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Project Title:

Reusable Booster System: Review and Assessment
PIN: DEPS-ASEB-10-04        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board
DEPS Air Force Studies Board

RSO: Wendt, John

Subject/Focus Area: National Security and Defense; Space and Aeronautics


Project Scope
This study will review and assess the SMC/AFRL concept for a Reusable Booster System (RBS) for the U.S. Air Force.  Among the items the committee will consider in carrying out this review are:

--the criteria and assumptions used in the formulation of current RBS plans;
--the methodologies used in the current cost estimates for RBS;
--the modeling methodology used to frame the business case for an RBS capability including:
--the data used in the analysis,
--the models’ robustness if new data become available, and
--the impact of unclassified government data that was previously unavailable and which will be supplied by the USAF;

--the technical maturity of key elements critical to RBS implementation and the ability of current technology development plans to meet technical readiness milestones.

This committe is sponsored by the Department of Defense.

The start date for this project is September 23, 2011.

The expected report delivery date is September 23, 2012.


 
Project Duration: 15 months    

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Meetings
 Meeting 1 - 02/15/2012
 Meeting 2 - 03/28/2012
 Meeting 3 - 05/07/2012

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Reusable Booster System: Review and Assessment