Accession Number:

ADA520391

Title:

TechSolutions 11: An Introduction to Power and Energy

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED MATERIALS MANUFACTURING AND TESTING INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER ROME NY

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This article provides a brief overview of some of the most common sources of power and energy. It certainly is not comprehensive, but it does provide a short background for many of the technical areas of power and energy presented in the other articles in this publication. Power and energy enable the use of the most advanced weapons, electronics, vehicles, and facilities available to the warfighter. Without consistent and reliable power and energy sources, the ability of the military to carry out their mission would be severely compromised. There are many ongoing efforts to develop new and enhance existing energy and power supply technologies, while reducing the consumption of energy. This article introduces a variety of sources of energy and covers some of the more common devices used to convert energy from one form to another for the purpose of providing power.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Fuels
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE