Accession Number : ADA622121


Title :   Energy to the Edge (E2E) Equipment Assessment U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force


Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1 Jan 2014-1 Mar 2015


Corporate Author : BARBARICUM LLC WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Brygider, Barbara ; Bloodworth, Brandon ; Barniak, Joe ; Fisher, Doug ; Funderburk, Michael ; Bateman, Jonas ; Reed, Cory


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622121.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : The REF procured, deployed and assessed hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems and energy efficient shelter systems as part of the Energy to the Edge (E2E) program and expanded the program to support Soldiers in Africa and South America and demonstrate various configurations at test sites in the US. Hybrid power systems were successfully operated in a wide variety of locations supporting a range of capabilities including surveillance, aerostats, aircraft landing, weather systems, entry control points, and tactical operations centers. Energy efficient shelters and systems provided improved living conditions for the Soldiers. Both Heavy and Lite Camp basing configurations provided warfighters with the comforts of garrison living in a tactical environment. REF operational energy efforts have demonstrated the effectiveness of hybrid power and energy efficient shelters. Feedback from Soldiers and Operational Energy Advisors has helped inform the defense community of the suitability and value of these hybrid power systems and alternative basing configurations.


Descriptors :   *ARMY EQUIPMENT , *ELECTRIC POWER , EFFICIENCY , ELECTRIC BATTERIES , ELECTRIC GENERATORS , ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , ENERGY , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , HYBRID SYSTEMS , INVERTERS , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MOBILITY , POWER SUPPLIES , RENEWABLE ENERGY , SHELTERS , SHOWER FACILITIES , SOLAR ENERGY , SOLAR PANELS , TENTS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE