TARDECTank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (US Army)
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TARDEC made adjustments to account for a higher amount of wheel slippage than what was predicted, he noted.
This TWPS was designed in house by TARDEC and will take advantage of technological advancements while mitigating some of the challenges of the current 1,500-gallon-per-hour TWPS.
The research falls under TARDEC's four-year campaign to make combat systems such as tanks, fighting vehicles and personnel carriers more lightweight with the goal of improving fuel efficiency while retaining structural standards.
To establish conditions for the test stand design for the heavy tactical wheeled class, TARDEC conducted computer based vehicle simulations for a Palletized Load System (PLS) vehicle that defined required wheel output torque values over the same specified driving profiles (note: the PLS platform simulated shares many powertrain component similarities with the HET).
Authors would like to acknowledge the Ground Systems Survivability group of TARDEC for supporting this effort.
DCS Corporation is the contracting agent for US Army TARDEC. DCS develops advanced technology solutions and provides acquisition management expertise for US Army aviation, ground vehicle, soldier systems, and missile systems.
Dusenbury is a senior technical expert for force protection at TARDEC.
The Advanced Concepts Team at TARDEC investigated and presented a taxonomy of modular approaches (Iler, 2009) based on ideas developed in the 1990s that guided the thinking during the pre-Future Combat Systems (FCS) era.
The system unveiled at TARDEC has six projectors, while the limit in the present system is 18.
Arsenal of Democracy The military research at Tardec, 17 miles (27 km) north ofGeneral Motors Co.
As the experimentation lead for the MCoE, the MBL was given the task of planning and conducting the 2010 Robotics Rodeo in coordination with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
TARDEC is also developing a fuel cell-based auxiliary power unit that its under armor in an Abrams Main Battle Tank, to run electronics while providing true silent watch capabilities.