Thermal Management as a Force Multiplier within the Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

Report No. ARL-TR-6089
Authors: MAJ Brent Odom (Ph.D.), Nicholas R. Jankowski, and Brian Morgan (Ph.D.)
Date/Pages: August 2012; 38 pages
Abstract: 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 RDECOM's Power & Energy (P&E) 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.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: August 1, 2012