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


III.O.14p. 5kW Advanced Lightweight Portable Power System (ALPPS). Demonstrate an efficient, portable engine driven generator set operable on multiple fuels for tactically mobile use. The design shall be based on the integration of commercially available engines and state-of-the-art alternator and power electronic technologies. The goal is to enhance electrical generation, storage, and conditioning capabilities required to support TOCs, communication/weapons systems, and sensors of the 21st Century Battlefield. By FY01, demonstrate a signature suppressed, multi-fuel burning, electronically controlled/ conditioned generator set that is capable of producing 5000 Watts of continuous power at 60 Hz in all extreme, hostile environments. The target weight for this system is 350 pounds (dry weight). The basic design of this lightweight power system shall support implementation of and increase the Army’s ability to achieve it’s Power On the Move and Rapid Force Projection Initiatives.

Supports: 5 kW, 60 Hz Power Requirements for Signal Corps, Tactical Force Support, Battlefield Training Support

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