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Technology Focus Areas

Ground System Power and Mobility

Ground System Power and Mobility seeks to develop solutions to customer needs, technology barriers and technical solutions. It provides technical support to customers, other teams and government agencies in all engine related matters. Increased fuel economy, improved mobility is focused on using the following techniques:

  1. Rechargeable high energy/high power batteries
  2. Ultracapacitors
  3. Hybrid power sources
  4. Advanced engine technologies

The Non-Primary Power Source for example, manages power generation, energy storage and power distribution to maximize efficiency, increases reliability, reduces crew burden, and ensure all systems receive their required power basic on mission priorities. These strategies enable the development of more smaller, lighter, mobile and survivable ground vehicles.