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					                               TECHNICAL SCOPE


Propulsion and Energetic Technology .................................................. 2
 Aerospace Materials ............................................................................. 2
 Combustion Science .............................................................................. 2
 Exhaust Plume Technology ................................................................. 2
 Modeling and Simulation for Propulsion Systems ............................ 2
 Nondestructive Evaluation .................................................................. 3
 Propellants, Explosives and Aerospace Fuels .................................... 3
 Propulsion Systems Safety and Hazards ............................................ 3
 Rocket Nozzle Technology ................................................................... 4
 Safety and Environmental Protection ................................................ 4
 Structures and Mechanical Behavior ................................................. 4

Propulsion Systems and Components ................................................... 6
 Airbreathing Propulsion ...................................................................... 6
 Gun and Gun-Launched Propulsion .................................................. 6
 Hybrid Propulsion ................................................................................ 6
 Liquid Propulsion ................................................................................. 6
 Solid Propulsion .................................................................................... 7
 Spacecraft Propulsion .......................................................................... 7

Propulsion System Applications ............................................................ 9
 Gun and Gun-Launched Propulsion .................................................. 9
 Tactical Propulsion ............................................................................... 9
 Space Access Propulsion ...................................................................... 9
 Strategic/Missile Defense Propulsion ................................................. 9

                                                   1
Propulsion and Energetic Technology
     Aerospace Materials


     Combustion Science
     Guns
             Ignition and Combustion of Gun Propellants
     Solid Propellants and Combustion
     Decomposition, Ignition, Kinetics, Combustion and Extinguishment of Ingredients &
     Propellants
     Failure Analysis of SRMs
     Solid Propellant Combustion Instability
     Metal Combustion
     Combustion, Prediction and Performance in SRMs
     Solid Rocket IHPRPT Combustion Technologies
     Reactive Materials
     Explosive Performance/Enhanced Blast
             Performance and Blast Modeling
             Diagnostics and Test
     Airbreathing Combustion
     Combustion Diagnostics
     Liquid, Hybrid and Novel Propellants & Combustion Dynamics
             Liquid and Gaseous Propellants
             Monopropellants, Bipropellant and Hybrids
             Hydrogen Peroxide
             Underwater Propulsion


     Exhaust Plume Technology
     Exhaust Plume Flow Field Analysis
     Exhaust Plume Radiation
     Exhaust Plume Effects
     Other Exhaust Plume Related Problems
        SPIRITS User Group
            Target Signature Phenomenology
            Atmospheric Transmission/Radiation
            Code Development
            Instructional Tutorials


     Modeling and Simulation for Propulsion Systems
     Virtual Engineering
     System Engineering
     Integrated Health Management
     Uncertainty Assessment and Management


                                           2
Nondestructive Evaluation
Manufacturing and Inspection Technology
      Monitoring and Control
      Automated NDE Sensing for quality control and conformance
      Embedded Sensing
      NDE Static Test Methods
      NDE Standards
      NDE for Health Management
NDE in Service Life and Aging
      Post Acceptance
      Strategic Sustainment
      Advanced Imaging NDE Systems


Propellants, Explosives and Aerospace Fuels
Liquid Propellants
Propellant Process Engineering
Solid Propellant Chemistry Test Methods
Solid Propellant Ingredients
Propellant Surveillance and Aging
Gun and High Gas Output Devices
Green Energetic Materials (GEM)
Reactive Materials
Explosives and Other Topics


Propulsion Systems Safety and Hazards
Thermal Decomposition and Cookoff
        Thermal Decomposition, Ignition and Combustion
        Cookoff Hazards Assessment and Mitigation
Violent Reaction and Detonation
        Rocket Propellants
        Hot Spot Initiation from Shock and Impact
        Detonation Phenomena
        Energetic Material Response to Shock Loading
Projectile Impact
        Bullet/Fragment/Shaped-Charge Jet Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Gun Propellant Vulnerability
        Gun Propellant Vulnerability
Propulsion System Safety, Hazard Classification & Insensitive Munitions
        Hazard Classification of Large Motors
        Insensitive Munitions & Hazards Classification
        Threat Hazard Assessment
        Hydrogen Peroxide Hazards


                                      3
Rocket Nozzle Technology
Structural Analysis and Modeling
Nozzle Design, Test and Evaluation
       Evaluation, Health Monitoring
       Design Lessons Learned
       Test
       New Materials
       In-Process Characterization Techniques and Instrumentation
Thrust Management Control
Low Cost/Low Weight Nozzles and Materials
Thrust Vector Control
       Reduction of Weight, Volume, Cost
       IHPRPT
       MEMS

Safety and Environmental Protection
Toxicology
Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling and Hazards
Instrumentation
Environmental
Industrial Hygiene
Range Safety and Explosive Safety
Packaging, Handling and Transportation
Pollution, Prevention, Waste Management, Hazardous Materials Control & Waste
Management
Demilitarization, Reclamation and Reuse Technologies
Review of Accidents and Incidents


Structures and Mechanical Behavior
Service Life
       Aging
       Limiting Factors for Propulsion Systems and Components
       Development Approaches
       Motor Monitoring, NDE
       Hazards
Material Properties and Characteristics
       Gun Tube Erosion, propellant effects
       Fundamental Molecular Modeling of Gun Tube Erosion
       Test Methods for Liquid Engine & Components
       Test Methods for Propellant Case or Component Construction
       Material Property Optimization
       Test Equipment and Procedures, Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, Reduction,
Analysis
       Test Specimen Preparation
       Mechanical Properties related to Hazards
Structural Analysis and Design

                                      4
        SOA Structural Analysis Techniques
        Non-linear Elastic-Plastic Analysis
        Predictive Modeling
        Health Monitoring Analysis Methods
Experimental Structural and Mechanical Analysis and Test
        Experimental Methods
        Experimental Stress Analysis
        Validation of Stress and Failure Analyses
        Structural/Ballistic Interactions
        Statistical Considerations of Stress Analyses
        Analysis and Test Methods for Motors, Nozzles, Guns
        Fundamental Chemistry of Gun Barrel Materials and Combustion Products
Interaction
        Macroscopic Erosion of Gun Tube Wear
Defect Evaluation
        Predicting Crack Growth and Cumulative Damage
        Crack Propagation and Fracture Theory
        Pressure Driven Structural/Ballistic Interaction
Fracture Mechanics and Fracture Characterization
Failure Investigation Tools and Methodologies




                                     5
Propulsion Systems and Components
    Airbreathing Propulsion
    Conventional Ramjets
    Scramjets
    Scramjet Structures
           Propulsion Structures and Materials
           Airframe Structures and Materials
    Scramjet Component/Engine Testing
    Combined/Advanced Cycle Propulsion
    Small/Expendable Turbopropulsion
    Fuel Technology
    Component Modeling & Simulation
           Propulsion Code Validation
           Component Analysis



    Gun and Gun-Launched Propulsion



    Hybrid Propulsion



    Liquid Propulsion
    Liquid Engine Systems
           System Trade Studies
           Health Management and Controls
           Test Practices and Standards
           Advanced Materials and Fabrication Processes, Characterization and Applications
           Long Life, Reusable and Long-Duration Engine Design and Integration
           Small Launch Vehicle Engines
    Liquid Combustion Subsystems and Components
           Hydrocarbon Fuel Characteristics and Specifications
           Advanced Liquid and Gel Propellants
           Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) Design and Applications
    Liquid Propellant Feed and Pressurization
           Turbomachinery Design and Applications
           Pressurization and Feed Subsystem Design and Applications
    Tactical Liquid and Gel Propulsion Systems
           Mission Trade Studies
           System and Component Analysis and Trades
           Specific Tactical Propulsion Systems
           System Safety, Handling, Transportation and Environmental Issues


                                           6
Solid Propulsion



Spacecraft Propulsion
Advanced Chemical Propulsion
        Advanced Propellants
        Propellant management
        Lightweight Components and Manufacturing Technologies
Aerocapture
        Rigid Aeroshell
        Inflatable/Deployable
Electric Propulsion
        Basic Research of Electric Propulsion Thrusters (EPTs)
        System Engineering of EPTs
        EPT Applications
        EPT Flight Programs
        Modeling of EPTs and Integration
Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
        Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) design
        Solid Core NTR
        Reactor Design
        Nuclear Fuel Options
        Reactor Controls and Shielding
        NTR Test Methods and Facilities
        NTR Demonstration Options
        Safety, Reliability, Risk
        NTR Vehicle Operations and Cost
Solar Sails
        Mission Concepts
        Innovative Sail Designs and Concepts
        Technology Testing
        Sail Packaging and Deployment
        Guidance, Navigation and Control
        Sail Materials and Dynamics
        Environmental Issues
Solar Thermal Propulsion
        Mission Concepts and Applications
        Engine Concepts
        Engine Structures, Materials and Insulation
        Reflectors
        Engine/Concentrator Integration and Alignment
        Sun Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing
Future Technologies
        Fusion Energy


                                     7
       High-Energy Fuels
       Antimatter
       Laser or Microwave
       Mass Drivers
Tether Systems
       Momentum Exchange Electrodynamic Reboost (MXER)
       Electrodynamic (ED) Tethers
       Analysis of Performance




                                  8
Propulsion System Applications

     Gun and Gun-Launched Propulsion
     Conventional
     Unconventional
     Trade Studies/Analysis
     High Operating Pressure Concepts
     Assisted Projectiles
     Assisted Guided Munitions
     Insensitive Munitions


     Tactical Propulsion
     Airbreathing
     Hybrid
     Solid Propellant
     Demilitarization
     Hypersonic
     Improved Missile Kinematics
     Insensitive Munitions
     Propulsion System Product Improvement


     Space Access Propulsion
     Airbreathing
     Rocket-Based Chemical
     Spacecraft


     Strategic/Missile Defense Propulsion
     Strategic Systems
     Ground-Based Missile Defense
     Sea-Based Missile Defense
     Advanced Propellants
     Insensitive Munitions
     Energy Management
     Dual Mode Systems (Airbreathing/Rocket)
     Post Boost Control




May 2006


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