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Don’t miss your opportunity to attend SMi’s inaugural Conference on.

Military Power

7th & 8th June 2006, Central London
Supported by: ASD Network & armedforces.co.uk

SMi’s inaugural Military Power conference will explore recent developments in power systems and techniques. It will examine the latest research and programmes in power, from battery technology to alternative power sources, whilst also considering future challenges, and how these can be resolved.

In analysing the latest developments in tactical power and recent national experiences, Military Power will provide a tremendous platform for discussion, and will provide a clear idea of the current issues surrounding tactical power.

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to enhance your company’s profile in the market by networking with some of the leading industry experts and decision-makers.

To book your place simply contact Teri Arri on tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 or email: tarri@smi-online.co.uk

To register online simply go to: www.smi-online.co.uk/milpower.asp

A diverse speaker line up includes:

– Lieutenant Colonel John M. Phillips, Chief, Power Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force
– Dr Ed Andrukaitis, Project Manager, Advanced Electrical Power Sources, Defence R&D Canada, Department of National Defence, Canada
– Yann Trehen, Power Systems Technical Programme Manager, DGA/SPART/AST, Ministry of Defence, France
– Robin van Heijster, Chief Scientist, System Integration, Observation Systems, TNO

– David Warriner, Director, Gas Turbines, Marine, Rolls Royce
– Dr Ausilio Bauen, Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Chaired by: Dr John Economou, Lecturer, Power and Drive Systems Group, Defence College of Management and Technology, Cranfield University

Military Power will allow delegates to:

-EVALUATE the latest technology in power supply

-ASSESS up-to-date information regarding the latest trends in propulsion methods

-ANALYSE past experiences and lessons learnt

-EXAMINE future possibilities and prospects for power storage and supply

-NETWORK with leading industry experts and personnel

Day One – Wednesday 7th June

8.30 Registration & Coffee

9.00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr John Economou, Lecturer, Power and Drive Systems Group, Defence College of Management and Technology, Cranfield University

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION TO MILTARY POWER SYSTEMS
9.10 Power electronics
– The state-of-the-art in power systems
– What is new?
– What do we need to pay attention to?
Dr Patrick Wheeler, Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham

SOLDIER BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

A FRENCH PROGRAMME PERSPECTIVE
9.50 Current and future power needs of the dismounted soldier
– Overview
– Techniques
– The use of batteries and micro fuel cells
– Developing new technologies for future needs
Yann Trehen, Power Systems Technical Programme Manager, DGA/SPART/AST, Ministry of Defence, France

10.30 Morning Coffee

REDUCING THE NEED FOR NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
11.00 Minimising power consumption and usage

– The problem with high power consumption
– Minimising such consumption
– Eliminating the need for large batteries
– Key technologies
Rob van Heijster, Chief Scientist, System Integration, Observation Systems, TNO

SPECTRO
11.40 A battery state of health technology
– Testing lead acid batteries
– Quickly determining battery cranking and capacity
– Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
– Current results
Joern Tinnemeyer, Manager, Research and Development, Cadex Electronics

12.20 Networking Lunch

AFTERNOON STREAM A

POWER AND DRIVE SYSTEMS

Dr Patrick Luk, Head, Power and Drive Group, Defence College of Management and Technology, Cranfield University

2.00 Aims in exploring power and drive systems
– Long-term and short-term objectives

2.30 Military perspectives: applications and case studies
– Power electronics te

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