Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced a $13.4 million five-year contract to General Technical Services on Wednesday to manage research in soldier tactical and expeditionary power and energy generation Army devices ranging from soldier-worn devices to large trailer-mounted generators.
General Technical Services will provide labor and materials necessary to develop advanced power and energy technologies for soldiers operating in squads, platoons, base camps, and tactical sites.
This contract will involve the company in several power electronics enabling technologies, including:
-- energy storage extreme lightweight materials and components with advanced electrochemical technologies that can enable safe operation for longer than three days;
-- state-of-the-art fuel cells for ruggedized wearable and portable systems;
-- energy harvesting wearable and portable technologies for on-the-move and stationary power generation from alternative or renewable energy sources for longer than three days;
-- high efficiency, lightweight, multipath, cableless power-distribution architectures, management algorithms and power network control;
-- chemically stable non-fossil-fuel-based power generation to enable continuous power generation for longer than three days;
-- fast and ultra-fast power charging using electronic circuit designs that enable safe battery charging of a depleted battery in one hour or less;
-- electromechanical energy conversion that use advanced electronic controls to minimize energy loss and extend the operational life of expeditionary power systems;
-- advanced power source analysis tools for modeling and simulation in technical decision making; and
-- state-of-the-art test and evaluation equipment to help identify, examine, and forecast power and energy performance.
The Army Contracting Command is awarding this contract to General Technical Services on behalf of the Command Power and Integration Directorate of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Fort Belvoir, Va.
General Technical Services will do the work on this contract at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and should be finished by June 2023. For more information contact General Technical Services online at www.gtsllc.com, the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground at http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-apg, or the Command Power and Integration Directorate of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at www.cerdec.army.mil/inside_cerdec/cpi.
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