Energy and Power Integration for Soldier Systems (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010)

Mr David Cripe, Principal Electrical Engineer
Rockwell Collins
United States
Nov 16, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Energy Storage in Soldier Systems is the primary driver and enabler of soldier-level capabilities.
  • Design of Soldier System must consider power and energy as the central framework around which the kit of equipment is integrated.
  • Limited energy density of batteries establishes requirement for charging solutions to extend mission duration.

Speaker Biography (David Cripe)

David Cripe is a Principal Electrical Engineer at the Advanced Technology Center of Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids Iowa. He is a 1984 graduate of University of Illinois, Urbana, with a BS Engineering Physics. He is the author of 28 patents, two journal articles, and has research interests and activities in the fields of highly efficient power amplifiers, magnetomechanical materials, energy harvesting, and power management. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Energy and Power Subcommittee of Industry Canada's Soldier Systems Technology Roadmap consortium.

Company Profile (Rockwell Collins Inc)

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