January 29-31, 2020 |Washington, D.C.

Focus Day

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

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

9:15 am - 10:00 am ARMY OPERATIONAL ENERGY: POWERING THE FUTURE FORCE

• 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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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