Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.O.01. Tactical Electric Power Generation. Demonstrate efficient man-portable power source technology operable on middle distillate fuel for tactically mobile use. These man-carry or man-handleable units will support implementation of the "one fuel forward" policy, in addition to eliminating the need to use MHE equipment for loading/unloading/ siting of low power generator sets. By FY95, demonstrate medium distillate fuel conditioning, ignition, and combustion enhancing technologies in modified lightweight spark ignition engines which are suitable for integration with high speed permanent magnet generators rated at 1 kW at 28 Vdc. By FY98, demonstrate a signature suppressed, multi-purpose engine generator set producing 3 kW at 120 Vac for 60 pounds (dry weight); GOAL: obtain an operational life expectancy of 1,000 hours for the engine by incorporating ceramic coatings and components.

Supports: Less than 3 kW Power Requirements for SOF, Combat Service Support (CSS), MARINE CORPS/NSA, JPO-UAV.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Selma J. Nawrocki Carolyn Nash Herbert Russakoff
CERDEC/C2SID SARD-TT CSS Battle Lab
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