expanded description coming soon in the first post, but for now:
the above drawing was the only proposal that met the original limits set by admiral Zumwalt: less then 100 million dollars and less then 5000 tons displacement. the only way to let an AEGIS ship meet those requirements was with just an Mk 22 launcher and little else. the design shows, because of that, the smallest hull capable of supporting AEGIS, and would have been not that much bigger then an Perry class frigate. this design was too austere even for Zumwalt, and for that reason the limits were stretched a bit.
there will be 2 more designs until we arive at the designs already drawn by TimothyC, which in turn were alternatives for the ticonderoga class (hence why these will be shown in project DX)