Thermal Management as a Force Multiplier within the Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE
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This report presents the information and conclusions gathered during a 6-month roadmapping effort at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL and reaching out to partners in Research, Development, and Engineering Command RDECOM. We identify common themes of thermal requirements encountered at the system level and provide short reviews of the primary technology candidates to achieve such functionality. We also suggest a new thermal management taxonomy for RDECOMs Power Energy PE Technical Focus Team TFT and recommend a related organizational shift within ARL to closely align and support this taxonomy. Finally, we summarize the fundamental thermal management research areas ripe to receive increased focus that we believe offer the highest potential payoff to current and future Army capabilities.
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