At the request of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, Powering the U.S. Army of the Future examines the U.S. Army's future power requirements for sustaining a multi-domain operational conflict and considers to what extent emerging power generation and transmission technologies can achieve the Army's operational power requirements in 2035. The study was based on one operational usage case identified by the Army as part of its ongoing efforts in multi-domain operations. The recommendations contained in this report are meant to help inform the Army's investment priorities in technologies to help ensure that the power requirements of the Army's future capability needs are achieved.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Powering the U.S. Army of the Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26052.
|1 The Multi-Domain Operations and the 2035 Operational and Technology Environment||15-17|
|2 The Power and Energy Technology Assessment Criteria||18-22|
|3 Energy Sources, Conversion Devices, and Storage||23-54|
|4 System-Wide Communication Issues in Support of Multi-Domain Operations||55-58|
|5 Dismounted Soldier Power and Light Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Ground Vehicles||59-72|
|6 Vehicle Power and Large Weapon Systems||73-91|
|7 Forward Operating Base Power||92-104|
|8 Fuel Conversion Efficiency and Other Material Driven Opportunities||105-123|
|9 Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations||124-132|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||135-136|
|Appendix B: Biographies||137-143|
|Appendix C: Call for White Papers||144-149|
|Appendix D: List of Data-Gathering Sessions||150-150|
|Appendix E: Abstracts of Selected White Papers||151-158|
|Appendix F: Data-Gathering Session Agendas||159-168|
|Appendix G: Aluminum Fuel||169-172|
|Appendix H: 5G Networks||173-176|
|Appendix I: Soldier Silent Power Challenges||177-181|
|Appendix J: High Performance ICE Engines Roadmap||182-186|
|Appendix K: Hybrid Fuel Efficiency||187-190|
|Appendix L: Power Electronics||191-193|
|Appendix M: Nuclear Power Safety/Regulatory Considerations||194-195|
|Appendix N: Acronyms List||196-198|
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