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Tactical Power Summit 2010


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Join us this January 20-22, 2010 as IDGA's Tactical Power Sources Summit delivers insight on the latest developments in military power sources.

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and forge relationships with the DoD. Register yourself and your team today by calling Mark Osborne at 416-597-4721 or emailing

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Tactical Power Summit 2010

  1. 1. Discover the Latest Initiatives in Tactical Power that are changing and reshaping Presents a Training Conference… the battlefield. See p. 4 for details! Tactical Power Sources Summit TM Building Partnerships to Address Military Power Sources of the Future January 20 - 22, 2010 Washington, DC Metro Area Meet key decision- makers and hear top- notch speakers including: BG Peter Fuller, USA PEO Soldier BGen (Sel) Robert F. Hedelund, USMC Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Alan Shaffer, SES Principal Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering, OSD George W. Solhan, SES Director, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare This unique conference has in-depth discussions on: & Combating Terrorism, ONR Dr. Gerardo Melendez, SES • Increasing energy efficiency and sustainability at the Director, Command & Control lowest cost possible Directorate, Communication-Electronic Research Development & Engineering • Advancements in new and alternative power sources (CERDEC) • Assessing the warfighter’s current needs Col Wes Weston, USMC AC/S G-4, Marine Air Ground Task Force • Defining future power needs and operation requirements Training Command, 29 Palms CA Sponsored by: Register Today! Call Mark Osborne at 416-597-4721 or email
  2. 2. Who You Will Meet: Tactical Power IDGA’s 7th Annual Tactical Power Sources Summit is comprised of senior-level technology specialists from Sources Summit TM government agencies, research laboratories, and equipment suppliers with a range of responsibilities Building Partnerships to Address Military Power Sources of the Future including: • Plans & Policy • Operational Requirements • Program Management Dear Colleague, • Technology Systems • Engineering Initiatives As more and more energy is needed on today’s battlefields, it becomes essential to share knowledge and increasingly integrate resources to provide war power sources that are efficient, relia fighters with ble and easy to transport and utiliz About IDGA military continuously looks to tech e. While the nology to improve the warfighter’s dominate the battlefield, conventi ability to onal batteries are unable to keep up demands with estimates to reac with power h $832.2 million in 2013. New technological breakthroughs to power devices and machinery are The Institute for Defense & forefront in the long war, with the at the key thrusts being to reduce weight, Government Advancement efficiency, and outlast mission dura increase tions all at the lowest cost possible. (IDGA) is a non-partisan Naval Research is sponsoring projects The Office of information based organization to boost power density in batteries U.S. Army planners are also funding while the dedicated to the promotion of research into portable power generat ion. innovative ideas in public service With President Obama earmarking and defense. We bring together $300 million dollars for the Departm speaker panels comprised of Defense research in renewable ener ent of gy, this timely event will examine the military and government need to utilize new emerging tech immediate nologies to overcome current fuel professionals while attracting rates and address the need for imp consumption roved large and small scale power. delegates with decision-making power from military, government This year’s event will emphasize and defense industries. the following key issues: • Man wearabl e systems • Fuel cell tech nology • Lithium ion power sources • Energy stor age technology • On-board exportable power • and much more! Here’s what delegates have said about past Join us this January 20 - 22, 2010, as IDGA’s Tactical Power Sources IDGA events: delivers insight on the latest developm Summit ents in military power sources of the “Terrific! Well done,no snafus … future. Don’t miss this great opportunity well organized and well- to network and forge new partners planned.” solutions within this innovative com hips and munity – reserve your place amo Principal Member of the stakeholders. Register yourself and ng the your team today by calling 416-597 Technical Staff, Sandia -4721! National Labs I look forward to seeing you in Janu ary! “All the speakers were well Very Respectfully, prepared and knowledgeable. P.S. Don’t forget This expertise will be very valuable to us in our project to sign up for the work.” Alternative Energy Electrical Engineer, Williams Pyro Inc. Michelle Cardinal Focus Day! Program Director, IDGA “Met needs, ‘on the ball’, See p. 3 for details. professional” Military Programs, Operations & Development, BSST LLC 2 Register Today! Call Mark Osborne at 416-597-4721
  3. 3. Alterative Energy Focus Day Alterative Energy Focus Day Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Sign up for this in-depth and interactive Focus Day examining the latest technologies and best practices that support alternative energy solutions. During this focus day, you can expect smaller, classroom-style sessions, live applications, and in-depth discussions with the class leaders and fellow attendees. 7:30am Registration and Coffee 8:00am - 9:10am Lowering costs, improving performance and scale! Progress & Developments of Next Generation Solar Cells With single junction achieving over 20% efficiency and multijunction cells Session Leaders: achieving over 30% (>40% under concentration!), solar cell R&D stands Dr. Ryne P. Raffaelle, Director, National Center for Photovoltaics, at the edge of a new age. This session will discuss current research poised National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to bring about completely new paradigms in solar cell performance. Dr. Robert J. Walters, Head, Solid State Devices Branch, U.S. Naval What will be covered: Research Laboratory • Nanostructure technologies for 3rd generation solar cells • Organic technologies for low cost, scalable solar cells Dr. Steven Ringel, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer • Lattice-mismatched and new material systems for achieving 35% one sun cells Engineering, and Director, OSU Institute for Materials Research, • The path to 50% efficiency with concentrator solar cells The Ohio State University 9:15am - 10:25am Enabling soldiers to lighten their loads of extra battery packs! Advancements in Lightweight Solar Power Solar cell technologies combining high efficiency, light weight, and Session Leaders: flexibility are enabling portable power with energy density sufficient to Dr. Alex Howard, Research Materials Engineer, Advanced Space significantly decrease a soldier’s battery requirement. This session will Power Group, Air Force Research Laboratory highlight these technologies which are seeing rapid deployment for Phillip Jenkins, Head, Imagers & Detectors Section, U.S. Naval solider use and discuss how they can form building blocks of power Research Laboratory stations for forward bases. David M. Wilt Tech Lead, Advanced Space Power Generation, What will be covered: • Feasibility of solar power to meet soldier field power needs - power Air Force Research Laboratory system analyses • Leveraging space solar array technology development – bringing the advances in space down to earth • Thin film solar cell technologies –status and ultimate capabilities 10:30am - 11:40am Enhancing the capabilities of warfighters! Alternative Energy Initiatives for the Tactical Battlefield The DoD is developing a common power architecture so that any power What will be covered: source on the battlefield can be interconnected and intelligently managed • Current tactical electric power landscape • Ongoing initiatives and vision for the future with other power sources to efficiently meet demands for electric power on • Energy interfaces with other operational considerations the tactical battlefield. This session will discuss the primary benefit that will establish an architecture that will allow for interoperability between various Session Leader: sources of power on the battlefield and the systems that need power. Clifford W. Anderson, Logistics S&T Thrust Manager, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department, ONR 11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch 12:45pm - 1:55pm Setting standards in the renewable energy charge! Renewable Energy R&D: Opportunities and Challenges The U.S. military is not just setting standards in the areas of advanced What will be covered: • Renewable energy from soar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and ocean weaponry. It's also leading the renewable energy charge. It’s involved in solar, geothermal and wind projects and its stake in the field will continue resources to grow. This session will cover how the DoD is tailoring its installation Session Leader: energy strategy to address efficiency improvements to existing buildings, Dr. Nancy Crews, President, Custom Manufacturing & Engineering constructing highly efficient and sustainable new facilities. 2:00pm - 3:10pm Military goes Green: Reducing emissions and lowering costs! Renewable Biofuel Replacements for DoD With the very high true cost of JP-8 delivered to the battlefield (> What will be covered: $10/gal), distributed production of biomass-derived fuels is an attractive • Cost of alternatives to petroleum-derived JP-8 • Progress on conversion technologies technology. Biomass material can be converted to liquid biofuels that can • Requirements for military biofuels potentially be drop-in replacements to petroleum-derived fuels. Several feedstocks (e.g., algae, food waste, garbage, energy crops) and Session Leader: conversion platforms (e.g., fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, lipid Dr. Paul E. Yelvington, Group Leader, Energy Conversion esterification, fermentation) are being actively explored. This session will Technology Focus, Mainstream Engineering Corporation discuss finding biofuels that work with the demanding requirements for military propulsion, transportation, and power generation. 3:15pm - 4:25pm Fuel consumption and DoD initiatives! Alternative Fuels to Petroleum With fuel prices soaring, the U.S. military, the country’s largest single What will be covered: • Updates on synthetic blends consumer of oil, is turning into an alternative-fuels pioneer. The military is • Opportunities for cost savings increasingly concerned that its dependence on oil represents a strategic • Examining alternatives to current energy sources threat. U.S. forces in Iraq alone consume 40,000 barrels of oil a day trucked in from neighboring countries. This session will cover the Session Leader: opportunities to provide more agile forces, reduce the fuel to the front line, Dr. Rick Roby, CEO, LPP Combustion the logistics footprint, the risk to personnel and achieve significant savings. 3
  4. 4. Main Conference Day One Main Conference Day Two Thursday, January 21, 2010 Friday, January 22, 2010 7:00 Registration and Coffee 7:30 Morning Coffee 8:05 Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks 8:05 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:15 Priorities & Needs for Tactical Power Sources 8:15 Requirements on Deployed Mobile Power for the BG Peter Fuller, USA, PEO Soldier Warfighter • Alternative power sources 9:00 Overview of Power Developments in the DoD •Updates on the battery market R&D Morning Keynotes • Current tactical power programs BGen (Sel) Robert F. Hedelund, USMC, Commanding General, Morning Keynotes • Power systems for the dismounted warfighter Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Alan Shaffer, SES, Principal Deputy Director, Defense Research & Engineering, OSD 9:00 Energy Efficiencies of the Navy • Improving energy efficiency and productivity 9:45 Advancements in Power Management & Intelligent • Enhancing clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies Distribution • Deployment goals in renewable energy • Small, medium and large battlefield tactical operation centers George W. Solhan, SES, Director, Expeditionary Maneuver • Source & demand management Warfare & Combating Terrorism, ONR Dr. Gerardo Melendez, SES, Director, Command & Control Directorate, Communication-Electronic Research 9:45 Networking Break Development & Engineering (CERDEC) 10:30 Internal Infrastructure of Smart Grid Technologies & 10:30 Networking Break Implementation • Integrating smart grid technology to reduce interference with operations 11:15 Achieving Energy Independence through Microgrid • Intelligent energy management system to reduce overall energy costs & Alternative Energy Generation Technology • Addressing concerns for power reliability, energy security to reduce • Developments for the tactical operation exposure to terrorist activities • Harnessing & managing multiple energy sources Col Wes Weston, USMC, AC/S G-4, MAGTFTC, 29 Palms CA Kyle Werner, NSWC Crane, Division Manager - Energy, Power & Interconnect Technologies Division LCDR Yvonne Roberts, P.E. CEC USN, Public Works Officer, MAGTFTC, 29 Palms CA 12:00 Next Generation Power for the Tactical Battlefield • Design and application strategies 11:15 Electric Power Sources Needs & Future Initiatives • Renewable energy systems • Needs and future opportunities • Source and demand management • Most pressing technical challenges • Integrated power systems Selma Matthews, Branch Chief, Power Technology & • Ascertaining long-term goals and needs Alternative Energy, Communication-Electronic Research Development & Engineering (CERDEC) Michael Gallagher, USMC, Program Manager, Expeditionary Power Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command 12:45 Luncheon 12:00 Luncheon 2:00 Power Applications for Man Wearable Systems • Updates on current fuel cell projects 1:15 Updates and Requirements of Power Electronics • Future projects and opportunities • Leveraging high power management systems and enhanced • Increasing equipment lifecycles through improved materials electrical efficiency Col James Lasswell, USMC, (Ret) Technical Director, Marine • Assessing current and future technology directions of low peak power • Improving propulsion efficiency for military applications Corps Warfighting Laboratory Patrick Dulin, Executive Director, Defense Energy Support 2:45 Approaches to More Efficient Power Generation Center, Defense Logistics Agency • Combined heating, cooling and power generation • Maximizing export power 2:00 Warfighter Panel – Portable Soldier Power • Utilization of alternative energy sources Come see and hear a panel of recently returned warfighters discuss • Waste heat recovery their operational experiences and wish lists for portable power Carl Geary, Director, Power Solutions, DRS Technologies developments. 3:30 Networking Break 2:45 Networking Break 4:15 Future Requirements on Military Tactical Power 3:15 Advancing Fuel Cell Power Solutions for Warfighters Applications • Integrating fuel cell technology into mobile and off-the grid • Dealing with cost and affordability issues applications • Applying advanced technology for programs • Delivering low-weight, portable power Michael Padden, USA, Department of Defense Project Karen Swider Lyons, Ph.D., Head, Alternative Energy Section, Manager, Mobile Electric Power Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory 5:00 Future Developments of Lithium Ion Power Sources 4:00 Advancing Energy Storage Technology for the Warfighter • Understanding Lithium ion power source • Production, fielding and developmental programs • Various lithium ion chemistry for military applications • Equipment lifecycles through improved materials • New and unique technology to meet extreme requirements Samuel Stuart, NSWC Crane, Power & Interconnect Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO & CTO, Quallion Technologies Division 5:45 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by 4:45 END OF CONFERENCE 4 Register Today! Call Mark Osborne at 416-597-4721 or email
  5. 5. Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsor or exhibit at IDGA’s Tactical Power Sources Summit! Register by Email, Phone or Fax IDGA sponsorships and exhibits are an excellent opportunity for your company to showcase its products and services to a highly targeted, senior-level military audience. IDGA helps companies achieve sales, marketing and branding objectives by setting aside a limited number of event sponsorships and exhibit spaces – all of which are tailored to help your company maximize its exposure Email: at the event and reach key decision-makers in your field. Phone: 416-597-4721 FOR MORE INFORMATION To learn more about these and other marketing opportunities, please contact Fax: 416-598-7934, 24 hours a day Mark Osborne at 416-597-4721 or PRICING Industry Military, Government & Academia* Upcoming Events: Tactical Standard Price Register and Pay Register and Pay by 11/20/09 by 12/18/09 Standard Price Vehicles TM Main Conference Only $999 $799 $899 $999 summit April 2010 Alternative Energy Focus Day $500 $500 $500 $500 *This category does NOT include government contractors; contractors are Alternative Energy considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees. TM FOR DEFENSE Team Discounts* Number of Attendees 3 to 4 Savings of: 10% June 2010 5 or more 15% Night Vision * Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA Systems TM July 2010 A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6%sales tax. Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: Sponsored By: JPMorgan Chase Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 10707.004 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches and refreshments. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Attire: Business casual attire is appropriate. Military personnel are requested to be in uniform. Media Partners Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Mark at 416-597-4721 to discuss your specific needs. ©2009 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common law principles. 5 Register Today! Call Mark Osborne at 416-597-4721 or email
  6. 6. REGISTRATION CARD IDGA 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor ❑ Yes, please register me for the Tactical Power New York, NY 10017 Sources Summit TM ❑ Alternative Energy Focus Day (Wednesday, January 20, 2010) ❑ Main Summit (Thursday - Friday, January 21 - 22, 2010) See Page 5 for pricing details. Your customer registration code is: TLS/MO When registering, please provide the code above. Salutation/Rank________________________Name_____________________________ Job Title______________________________________________________________ Unit/Division___________________________________________________________ Organization____________________________________________________________ Approving Manager______________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ City__________________________________State______________Zip___________ Phone________________________________Fax_______________________________ 3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: E-mail__________________________________________________________________ ❑ Check enclosed for $_________ (Payable to IDGA) 1 Email: ❑ Charge my __Amex __Visa __Mastercard __Diners Club 2 Phone: 416-597-4721 3 Fax: 416-598-7934 24 Hours A Day Card #_________________________________Exp. Date___/___CVM Code:______ ❑ Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events. 10707.004 Discover the Latest Initiatives in Tactical Power that are Presents a Training Conference… changing and reshaping the battlefield. See p. 4 for details! Tactical Power Sources Summit TM Building Partnerships to Address Military Power Sources of the Future January 20 - 22, 2010 • Washington, DC Metro Area Sponsored by: