GVSETS
Technical Session

Power & Mobility (P&M)

The P&M session discusses military ground vehicle mobility challenges and the strategies aimed at solving them. Accordingly, the P&M technical committee invites papers addressing Power & Mobility technology areas specifically relevant to vehicle modernization. The committee also encourages papers providing updates on research and technology that has significantly matured since the first GVSETS P&M session in 2009, especially technology on a transition path to an acquisition or sustainment program of record. Suggested topic areas include: Advanced Power and Energy Storage, Fuel Cell Technologies, Vehicle Running Gear, Powertrain Electrification, Powertrain, and Ground System Performance Fluids.

ADVANCED POWER AND ENERGY STORAGE
  • Battery power and energy density
  • Materials technology (anode, cathode, electrolyte and separator)
  • Battery thermal management and control
  • Standardized, scalable high-voltage battery modules and packs
  • Use of existing, common form-factor military Li-ion technologies
  • Parallel intermixing of dissimilar Li-ion 6T batteries
FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
  • Fuel cell development, testing and integration
  • Hydrogen production (e.g., via hydrolysis, electrolysis, reformation, etc.)
  • Hydrogen fuel distribution
  • Hydrogen storage (e.g., solid, liquid, cryo-compressed, etc.)
  • Fuel cells for prime, auxiliary, and export power
VEHICLE RUNNING GEAR
  • Suspension damping control
  • Active suspension
  • Ride height management
  • Terrain preview sensing to improve off-road mobility
  • Track system induced vibration and acoustic characterization, comparison, and signature reduction
  • Track component performance, durability, and weight reduction
  • Improved elastomer performance (e.g. low losses, durability-wear, chunking, and cut resistance) in track systems¬†
POWERTRAIN ELECTRIFICATION
  • Onboard and export vehicle electrical power (greater than 100 kW)
  • Integrated starter generators (ISG), including engine start-stop and mild hybrids
  • Permanent-magnet free or rare-earth magnet free motor and generator design concepts
  • Silent operation vehicle propulsion technology
  • Electrification of vehicle auxiliary systems
  • High-temperature power electronics
  • High specific power (>5 kW/kg) generators
POWERTRAIN
  • Engine technologies for combat and tactical vehicles
  • Transmission and drivetrain technology for wheeled and tracked vehicles
  • Propulsion systems with autonomous drive capabilities for combat, tactical and robotic applications
  • Open architecture electronic powertrain controls
  • Powertrain thermal management systems
GROUND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE FLUIDS
  • Lubricant research and development focused on powertrain performance, durability, and fuel efficiency
  • Evolution of products to match advancing hardware technology
  • Reduced maintenance through fluids with extended drain intervals
  • Multifunctional fluids
LETHALITY
  • Platform stability and firing on the move SWARM
  • Vehicle power and mobility technologies to improve lethality (e.g., power generation, power management, cooling, etc.)

 

  FINAL ABSTRACTS, PAPER and PRESENTATIONS HERE