30 October - 01 November, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE: AIR FORCE INITIATIVES FOCUSING ON RESILIENCY AND SECURITY

·          Examining the Energy Analysis Task Force to and its role in identifying and evaluating energy initiatives across the Air Force to meet Department of Defense and Air Force Strategic Energy goals
·          Reflecting on the innovation initiative of the Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office
·          Reducing overall demand for aviation fuel by focusing on alternative propulsion systems development
 

9:30 am - 10:00 am ITALIAN PERSPECTIVE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS

·          Accelerating rapid reaction capacity through technological innovation
·          Leveraging sustainable energy sources to the defence sector
·          Examining micro grids and smart meters to optimise energy consumption across military facilities
 

10:00 am - 10:30 am MICROGRIDS, ENERGY SECURITY, CYBER SECURITY, AND OWNERSHIP

Dr. Ilker Adiguzel - Director of Environmental Laboratory at Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army
·          Providing relevant, value-added technology in theatre
·          Outlining research programmes to attain environmental resiliency and synchronise S&T
·          Building resiliency through incorporation of environmentally sustainable materials and more efficient power management
 
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Dr. Ilker Adiguzel

Director of Environmental Laboratory at Engineer Research and Development Center
US Army

10:30 am - 11:00 am POWER SYSTEMS INTEROPERABILITY, INTEGRATION, AND ARCHITECTURES

Thomas A. Bozada - TMSC Project Manager, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
·          Ensuring interoperability for the future force
·          Overviewing current experimentation and prototyping for power sources
·          Evaluating integration of advanced materials into the force architecture
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Thomas A. Bozada

TMSC Project Manager
US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 12:00 pm INNOVATING POWER GENERATION: POWER GRID ON SOLDIERS

Dr. Darren J Browning - Power Sources Team, DSTL
·          Developing a more integrated soldier system to enable effective power distribution
·          Reducing weight of batteries without compromising power output and endurance
·          Addressing thermal control and developing bulletproof batteries to reduce casualties 
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Dr. Darren J Browning

Power Sources Team
DSTL

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm A COMMON APPROACH TO POWER MANAGEMENT

Tony White - Chief Technology Officer Land, Ultra Electronics
·          What is Power Management?
·          Why do we need it & who has to do it?
·          Does it really exist?
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Tony White

Chief Technology Officer Land
Ultra Electronics

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: ADVANCING POWER SOURCES FOR THE ARMY’S NEXT GENERATION DISMOUNTED SOLDIER

·          Developing, procuring, and fielding new equipment to enhance Air and Ground Soldier systems
·          Incorporating conformal wearable batteries and portable power generation tools to increase mission duration of the future dismounted Soldier
Investigating energy harvesting experimentation to allow greater energy efficiency for 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·          Examining convergence of digital technology and alternative energy sources
·          Assessing operational applications in a challenging environment
·          Developing hybrid unmanned systems for future military equipment
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Dr Océane Zubeldia

Research Fellow Institute of Strategic Research (IRSEM)
French Ministry of Defence

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EXTREME BATTERIES AND BATTERIES FOR EXTREME OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

Cynthia Lundgren - Electrochemistry Branch Chief, US Center For Research In Extreme Batteries (CREB)
·          Fostering and accelerating collaborative research in advanced battery materials
·          Increasing endurance and energy output of power sources to support energy demanding C4I technology
Assessing future initiatives and experimentation to alleviate thermal control challenges
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Cynthia Lundgren

Electrochemistry Branch Chief
US Center For Research In Extreme Batteries (CREB)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EXPERIMENTATION TO INCREASE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AT THE UNIT LEVEL

Dr. Peter  Fischer - Redox-Flow Batteries Lead, Fraunhofer Institute
·          Characterising battery materials and developing corrosion-stable bipolar plates to prolong battery service life
·          Increasing tactical mobility by advancing redox-flow batteries, energy storage, and distribution
·          Evaluating energy storage designs and technical-economic investigations of storage-based energy supply
·          Exploring the future roadmap: emerging requirements and procurement priorities for the squad and platoon levels
 
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Dr. Peter  Fischer

Redox-Flow Batteries Lead
Fraunhofer Institute

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

·          Examining off-grid power solutions for devices on board of defence vehicles and soldiers in the field
·          Assessing fuel cell mechanisms and hybrid power generation systems
·          Increasing silent watch capability through incorporation of hybrid power generators for the BAAINBw
 
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Horst Zils

Specialist In Power Sources and Power Management for Platforms Test Centre for Automotive and Armored Vehicles
German Ministry of Defence

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: DESIGNING THE FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLE

·          Examining current priorities for increasing endurance and efficiency of ground vehicles
·          Unlocking the potential of lithium-ion batteries and advanced materials for armoured vehicles
·          Upgrading ISR capability by extending silent watch hours and ensuring self-sustainability 

6:40 pm - 6:50 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE