#1: BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES FOR MILITARY USE
Exploring ready-to-scale battery technology with a focus on density, standardization, form, fit, and function
While industry is primarily focused on large, single battery packs that are designed for specific latforms, Army
modernization requires modular batteries that can support a wide variety of electrified platforms. The US Army is
exploring ready-to-scale battery technologies with a focus on density, standardization, form, fit, and function.
During this breakout, we will dive into gamechanging power and energy solutions that are significantly lighter and
smaller than current state of the art lithium-ion batteries. We will also share our projected uses for these batteries
as well as explain our preference for rugged technologies that can operate in extreme environments —
ranging from the Arctic to desert conditions.
#2: ELECTRIC POWER IN REMOTE LOCATIONS
Projected evolution of mobile-generated power to recharge militarized ground vehicle capabilities at the
point of need
Despite the progress that's been made in creating and refining EV platforms, the infrastructure necessary to power them
is lagging behind. That delay results in an industrial-scale problem that hampers the Army's adoption of EVs across its
fleet. The Army needs a flexible, scalable EV infrastructure that can operate anywhere it does.
This breakout will focus on transportable power sources that are capable of charging militarized electric platform
capabilities at the point of need, including in remote locations. This could include transportable generated power as
well as stored energy, battery-powered solutions, or power import from and export to other electric vehicles
as well as non-EV systems.
#3: OVERCOMING RANGE ANXIETY
Ready-to-scale, modular range extender technologies to convert JP-8 fuel to electricity and meet near-term
As commercial industry moves to all-electric platforms, the US Army may be driven toward adopting these platforms and
power systems for tactical vehicles in order to maintain acceptable costs and supportability. Yet the range achievable
by all-electric vehicles — in terms of both distance and duration — does not support all of our Army
missions (mix of primary, secondary, and crosscountry drives greater energy use).
The Army will need to augment any all-electric platforms with a range extender to convert JP8 to electricity. This
breakout will focus on range extension technologies in the 30-50 kW output category, including key aspects like
power density, efficiency, modularity, lower noise, and cost.
#4: MEETING POWER DEMANDS FOR ARMY AVIATION
Electrification of aviation components to increase on-board power and improve a range of related energy
Modernization of the US Army's aviation fleet is challenged by increased power demands for higher speed, greater range,
and payload. The electrification of current and future platforms can provide more on-board power while improving
power management, mission & flight performance, vehicle control, and engine-out safety. It could
also potentially reduce our sustainment costs.
This small group session will focus on alternate power generation, high energy dense and flightsafe energy
storage, high power dense electric machines, intelligent power management, efficient conversion electronics,
and thermal management to meet Army power demands for aviation — including size, weight, and heat generation.