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The Joint Rapid Airfield Construction program will develop materials and techniques for rapidly upgrading existing or constructing new contingency airfields in-theater with a low logistical footprint. From the airfield site assessment, site selection, construction, soil stabilization, and even through the repair and maintenance stages, JRAC will transform the U.S. military’s approach to rapid contingency airfield engineering.
Photos: Various Aircraft/Airfields
Photo: Army Staff/Aircraft/Airfield/Heavy Equipment
THE PATTERN IS FULL!
Photo: Aircraft in flight
Army Unit of Action (UA)
10,910 Short Tons (ST)
C-17 = 45 ST / aircraft
243 C-17 Sorties
C-17 Ground Time = 2 hrs.
7 day Closure (assuming 24/7 Ops, 1400 NM and MOG = 3)
ENABLE THEATER ACCESS
Rapid Port Enhancement/RPE Objectives:
Joint Rapid Airfield Construction (JRAC) Objectives:
A JRAC SCENARIO
Problem Scenario: Insufficient (maximum-on-ground capacity) for 96 hr deployment = MOG1 airfield
JRAC Solution: MOG increased in 48 hours= MOG2 airfield
Photo: Remote/Expedient Site Assessment
Photo: Enhanced Construction Technologies
Photo: Rapid Stabilization and Lightweight Mats
How does JRAC allow for such a paradigm shift?
JRAC Research Pillars
Photo: Site Selection
Photo: Enhanced Construction
Photo: Rapid Stabilization
JRAC increases airfield options, reduces logistical requirements, and projects the force…Anytime and Anywhere!
Provide decision aids to rank and select sites for contingency airfields based on engineering effort, mission suitability, pavement design and construction requirements, and airfield performance under traffic.
Photo of Terrain/Site, Map and Rapid Soil Descriptor Database: Material Data
Photos of Terrain/Site, Simulation Data: Terrain/Site Data
Photo of Airfield, Simulation Data: Performance Simulation
ENHANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Increase overall design and construction productivity with reduced logistical footprint.
Photos: Expedient Construction – Rapid Repairs, GPS Instrumentation
Simulation Data: Integrated Design and Construction Planning – Given Terrain, Design Overlay, Construction Monitoring
Photos: Rapid Quality Control – Soil Strength, Soil Stiffness, Soil Density
Reduce time and increase strength/durability for airfield stabilization.
Photos: Mechanical Stabilization – Geofibers, Geocells
Photos: Chemical Additives – Acids, Enzymes, Polymers, Tree Resins, Petroleum Emulsions, Lignosulfonates
Photos: Mat Systems – AM-2 Aluminum Mat, DURABASE (Heavy), Fiberglass (Light), Next Generation Composite Mats
FY03 Major Activities
Select FY04 Demo Site
Photo: Test Facility at ERDC Vicksburg
Photo: HVS Mark IV in CRREL Frost Effects Research Facility
Construct C-130 “contingency” airfield using realistic scenarios and resources with JRAC technologies. The intent is to partnership with a scheduled exercise. Demo will include:
Technical Issues: Gary Anderton (ERDC)
Operational Issues: Travis Mann (ERDC)
Jeff Edmonds (MANSCEN)
Selection of JRAC Demo Site
Ft. Bragg, NC
20th Engineer Brigade
Ft. Bragg – Sicily ALZ
Photo: Typical example of drainage problems
Photo: Rutting caused by ground vehicles
Graph: Representative strength measurement
JRAC 04 Demo
“A Joint Exercise”
JRAC 04 Demo