Main Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson Opening Remarks

Thomas Edward Morehouse Jr. - Chairman, Operational Energy 2020
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Thomas Edward Morehouse Jr.

Chairman
Operational Energy 2020

9:30 am - 10:15 am Addressing Engineering Solutions For Maximizing Energy Efficiency And Delivering Powerful, Renewable And Accessible Energy Sources To Fit Future Army Combat Systems

Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser - Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, US Army

  • Advancing maneuverability, operational longevity and safety of forces in the field
  • Discussing interoperability for joint operations with global allies and different systems
  • Designing for operations in changing terrains
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Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser

Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations
US Army

10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am Increasing Efficiency, Durability And Longevity Of Products While Reducing Carbon Footprint

Professor Karen Ann Thole - Distinguished Professor and Department Head Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

  • Addressing university contributions and challenges due to high costs of testing and highly guarded geometrics by turbine manufacturers
  • Focusing research on efficiency and durability driven solutions for future turbines
  • Overviewing the National Experimental Turbine (NExT) program
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Professor Karen Ann Thole

Distinguished Professor and Department Head Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Leveraging Commercial Technologies To Modernize Dod’s Tactical Power

Doreen Swanson - Senior Program Manager, Military Accounts, Cummins Power Generation
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for reducing logistics footprint, extending product life cycle and improving system level reliability and availability
  • Enhancing AMMPS capability by incorporating an energy storage system with Masterless Load Demand functionality
  • Extending the lifecycle of AMMPS with the injection of modern control technologies
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Doreen Swanson

Senior Program Manager, Military Accounts
Cummins Power Generation

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Solar-Kinetic-Hydro: An Over View Of Current Programs And Breakthroughs Of NREL

Dr. Peter F. Green - Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology, NREL

·         Reducing traditional energy footprint by providing reliable renewable alternatives
·         Reviewing existing technologies and their possible military applications
·         Creating collaborative networks to allow better cooperation and faster advancement
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Dr. Peter F. Green

Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology
NREL

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Addressing Current Technologies And Necessary Modernization In Operational Energy Solutions To Advance Soldier Lethality

Colonel Chris Barnwell - Chief, Field Experiments Division, Joint Modernization Command, US Army
  • Providing solutions to extend soldiers’ range, endurance, flexibility, mobility and resilience
  • Developing sources compatible with future weapons
  • Adjusting existing solutions to provide operational longevity
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Colonel Chris Barnwell

Chief, Field Experiments Division, Joint Modernization Command
US Army

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Advancing Hydrogen Power Sourcing Through Nanostructures


·         Utilizing water sources for operational power generation
·         Exploring Aluminum Alloys for hydro power installations
Assessing emerging commercial technologies for defense adaptation
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Douglas Dudis Lead

AFRL Energy Office
US Air Force

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Thomas Edward Morehouse Jr.

Chairman
Operational Energy 2020