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29 - 31 January, 2018
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA

Focus Day

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson's Remarks

• The Secretary of the Army has established three priorities: Readiness, Modernization, and Reform
• The Army Futures Command leads the modernization effort across six modernization priorities
• Successful operational energy proposals will address emerging requirements within these six areas.
Mr. Jack Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability at Assistant Secretary of the Army, IE&E

Mr. Jack Surash

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability
Assistant Secretary of the Army, IE&E

10:00 am - 10:45 am OPTIMIZED ENERGY STORAGE FOR FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT SURVIVABILITY EQUIPMENT

• Advanced High Energy Storage solutions
• Thermal management strategies
• Power management strategies
Bradley Stanley, Lead Engineer at CERDEC, US Army

Bradley Stanley

Lead Engineer
CERDEC, US Army

10:45 am - 11:30 am Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Nano-structured Aluminum Alloys for Hydrogen Generation for On Demand Power

- ARL has recently discovered a novel aluminum based nanostructured powder that reacts with any liquid that contains water to produce hydrogen gas instantly
- The hydrogen gas could be utilized to generate power on demand for Army and Civilians

Dr. Anit Giri, Materials Engineer at U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Anit Giri

Materials Engineer
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and its Military Applications

- Discussion of accomplishments involving a commercially based fuel cell electric vehicle evaluation
- Discussion of benefits of hydrogen fuel cells offer and the challenges that need to be overcome
- Broad applications of fuel cell technology in the military


Kevin Centeck, Fuel Cell Technologies Team Lead at Ground Vehicle Power & Mobility, TARDEC

Kevin Centeck

Fuel Cell Technologies Team Lead
Ground Vehicle Power & Mobility, TARDEC

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm TACTICAL POWER AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS SUPPORTING THE SOLDIER LETHALITY CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM

• Soldier Lethality CFT overview
• Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) power assessment and potential solutions
• Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) power assessment and potential solutions
Lauren Marzocca, Chemical Engineer at Soldier Power Development Team, CERDEC - US Army

Lauren Marzocca

Chemical Engineer
Soldier Power Development Team, CERDEC - US Army

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm USING MODELING AND SIMULATION TO ASSESS OPERATIONAL ENERGY AND INFORM INVESTMENTS

• Operational Energy Analysis Taskforce (OEATF)
• M&S Capabilities and Developed Scenarios
• Example Analyses
Brian Ernst, Project Manager, Joint Operational Energy Initiative (JOEI) at TARDEC, US Army

Brian Ernst

Project Manager, Joint Operational Energy Initiative (JOEI)
TARDEC, US Army

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks

4:15 pm - 4:15 pm End of Focus Day