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<br /> ANNUAL REPORT<br /> TWO THOUSAND TEN<br /> U.S. ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER<br /> ii<br /> MISSION<br /> The U.S. Army Tank Automotive<br /> Research, Development and Engineering<br /> Center's (TARDEC's) mission is to<br /> develop, integrate and sustain the right<br /> technology solutions for all manned<br /> and unmanned Department of Defense<br /> (DOD) ground systems and combat<br /> support systems to improve Current<br /> Force effectiveness and provide superior<br /> capabilities for the Future Force.<br /> VISION<br /> TARDEC's vision is to be the recognized<br /> DOD leader for ground systems and<br /> combat support systems technology<br /> integration and system-of-systems<br /> engineering across the Life Cycle.<br /> TARDEC CREED<br /> I am TARDEC<br /> I am one member of a team<br /> I have integrity<br /> I am innovative, knowledgeable,<br /> and always learning<b<a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=1"> ANNUAL REPORT </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=2"> ii</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=3"> MISSION The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=4"> TABLE OF CONTENTS 4. DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=5"> TARDEC ANNUAL REPORT 2010 3</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=6"> DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE The pages of this Annual Repo</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=7"> making vehicles more efficient, more powerful, mor</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=8"> OVERVIEW </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=9"> It is our responsibility to ensure the courageous</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=10"> LEAD We lead by creating opportunities where none</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=11"> ORGANIZATIONAL ROLE: RD&E PROVIDER OF FIRST CHOIC</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=12"> BUDGET TARDEC's Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) total bud</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=13"> Total Technology Development </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=14"> OUR EXPERTISE </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=15"> For more than 60 years, TARDEC engineers, scienti</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=16"> FY10 AWARDS RDECOM ARMY SUPERIOR UNIT AWARD The </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=17">  Mine Blast Effects on Ground Vehicle Structu</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=18"> TARDEC'S COMMITMENT TO ITS EMPLOYEES Warfighters </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=19"> INNOVATION FUNDS PROGRAM We emphasize the importa</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=20"> EQUIPPING THE WARFIGHTER </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=21"> FOCUS ON SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS INTEGRAT</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=22"> TARDEC demonstrated its fidelity to this process w</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=23"> TARGET TARGET provides the operational roadmap fo</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=24"> For instance, Portfolio Management allows planner</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=25"> A Soldier performs preventive maintenance on an M</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=26"> TECHNOLOGY FOCUS AREAS The Nation relies on our </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=27"> GROUND VEHICLE POWER AND MOBILITY: KEEPING THE AR</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=28"> EVENT FOCUS RENEWABLE ENERGY RODEO AND SYMPOSIUM</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=29"> TARDEC ANNUAL REPORT 2010 27</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=30"> GROUND VEHICLE ROBOTICS: KEEPING SOLDIERS FARTHER</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=31"> In July 2010, the Army issued a Capability Develo</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=32"> GROUND SYSTEMS SURVIVABILITY: KEEPING SOLDIERS SA</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=33"> and Ballistics Laboratory, allow us to study the </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=34"> VEHICLE ELECTRONICS AND ARCHITECTURE: KEEPING THE</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=35"> EVENT FOCUS PARTNERSHIPS FORGED AT GROUND VEHICL</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=36"> RAPID WARFIGHTER SUPPORT: RESPONDING TO CALLS FRO</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=37"> center channel of the pneumatic control w</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=38"> 36</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=39"> CONNECTINGWITHTHEWARFIGHTER INTERACTION AT WALTE</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=40"> EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=41"> WORKING WITH THE USMC From a ground systems persp</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=42"> VISITS FROM ARMY LEADERSHIP LEADERS SEE TARDEC'S</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=43"> ARMY SCIENCE BOARD The Secretary of the Army appo</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=44"> PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=45"> opportunities to exchange ideas and develop partn</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=46"> NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CENTER: CONNECTING TO INNOVAT</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=47"> EVENT FOCUS HYBRID TRUCK USERS FORUM SEPT. 28-30</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=48"> ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS: FINDING SOLUTIONS ON CAMPU</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=49"> PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH CENTER </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=50"> RESULTS OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION TACTICAL WHE</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=51"> VICTORY Electronics are vital to vehicle effectiv</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=52"> JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE The JLTV is the futu</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=53"> platforms. With a combined potential to boost the</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=54"> JOINT CENTER FOR GROUND VEHICLES Creating a singl</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=55"> OVERHEAD WIRE MITIGATION KIT Designed for MRAP ve</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=56"> The kits use pre-existing hard points on the vehi</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=57"> ABOVE AND BEYOND In addition to supporting our w</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=58"> SUPPORTING THE FUTURE FORCE </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=59"> DEVELOPING FUTURE SCIENTISTS As technology evolv</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=60"> Bachelor of Science graduates can join our rigoro</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=61"> TARDEC's 2010 summer hires. Seventy-seven high sc</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=62"> WORKING WITH DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS TARDEC has be</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=63"> Fans of all ages enjoy the TARDEC Robotics Exhibi</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=64"> CONCLUSION </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=65"> President Harry S. Truman once said: “America was</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=66"> APPENDIX A — TARDEC LABORATORIES, FACILITIES AND </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=67"> APPENDIXB—WORKINGWITHTARDEC There are many ways</a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=68"> APPENDIX C — ACRONYM LIST AGI </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=69"> NAIAS North American International </a> <a title="TARDEC_2010AnnualReport_Zmags_FINAL.pdf page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a155f4ef?page=70"> U.S. ArmyTARDEC 6501 E. 11 Mile Road RDTA Warren,</a>