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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.
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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

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

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

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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

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


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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

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

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