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<br /> <br /> ii<br /> Mission<br /> The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research,<br /> Development and Engineering Center’s<br /> (TARDEC’s) mission is to develop, integrate<br /> and sustain the right technology solutions<br /> for all manned and unmanned Department<br /> of Defense (DoD) ground systems and<br /> combat support systems to improve<br /> Current Force effectiveness and provide<br /> superior 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<br /> I am committed, disciplined, and accountable<br /> I am focused<br /> I am TARDEC<br /> On the front cover: The Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Defea<a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=1"> </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=2"> ii</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=3"> Mission The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, D</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=4"> </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=5"> TABLE OF CONTENTS 2. Director’s Message</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=6"> DirECTOr’S MESSAgE During any given year at the </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=7"> mathematics (STEM) education. As battlefield threa</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=8"> LEAD We lead by creating opportunities where none</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=9"> OvErviEw TARDEC and its partners in the TACOM LC</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=10"> BuDgET TARDEC’s FY11 total budget was $475.3 mil</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=11"> total technology Development (rDt&e 6.1-6.7 an</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=12"> Proven exPertise </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=13"> This organization has maintained a clear focus fo</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=14"> Our ASSOCiATES Our professional ability to provi</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=15"> Developing our associates At TARDEC, we don’t sim</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=16"> FY 11 AwArDS arMY greatest inventions Establishe</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=17"> 2010 arMY research anD DevelopMent achieveMent aw</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=18"> SuppOrTiNg DOE AND DEpArTMENT OF ThE ArMY’S DrivE</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=19"> recovering thermal energy from the engine exhaust</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=20"> As the DA’s lead in the AVPTA, TARDEC introduced </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=21"> In FY11, after FED Alpha’s design and build were </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=22"> core comPetencies </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=23"> Each day, our associates commit themselves to pro</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=24"> grounD vehicle power anD MobilitY: Keeping the ar</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=25"> aDvanceD batteries TARDEC continues testing and e</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=26"> grounD vehicle robotics: Keeping our solDiers out</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=27"> Our team has been heavily involved in developing </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=28"> An MRAP crosses a dangerous bridge that is known </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=29"> Embedded, tiny piezoelectric transducers in armor</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=30"> Force sustainMent: Meeting vital neeDs Our Force </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=31"> system that includes pier sets, ramps, walkways a</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=32"> vehicle electronics anD architecture: Keeping the</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=33"> victorY: Developing MoDern, MoDular architecture </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=34"> grounD vehicle Design, analYsis anD integration: </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=35"> Joint recoverY anD Distribution sYsteMs The Joint</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=36"> grounD vehicle engineering support: Designing Qua</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=37"> Our joint partners can tap into our well of knowl</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=38"> inDustrial base engineering: Keeping legacY vehic</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=39"> DiMinishing ManuFacturing sources anD Material sh</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=40"> rApiD wArFighTEr SuppOrT </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=41"> It would be impossible to estimate the number of </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=42"> QuicK reaction cell The QRC receives requests dir</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=43"> collaboration anD rapiD response builD briDges Ou</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=44"> many Partners, one mission </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=45"> You have read about how TARDEC supports Soldiers </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=46"> gOvErNMENT pArTNErShipS Joint center For grounD </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=47"> Joint light tactical vehicle TARDEC is continuing</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=48"> iNDuSTrY pArTNErShipS national autoMotive center</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=49"> Submitters can access the Gateway at https://tard</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=50"> ACADEMiC pArTNErShipS As high-fidelity M&S studie</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=51"> competition required teams to program their robot</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=52"> giviNg BACk We are grateful for everything our c</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=53"> • Installing a 5 kW mobile solar generator and</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=54"> DEvELOpiNg FuTurE SCiENTiSTS science, technologY</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=55"> Bluefield State University students prepare their </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=56"> conclusion </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=57"> This year, our Nation commemorated the 10th anniv</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=58"> aPPendices appenDix a: tarDec laboratories, Faci</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=59"> appenDix c — acronYM list AGI....................</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=60"> MHE .......................Material Handling Equi</a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=61"> </a> <a title="TARDEC_0112_2011_AnnualReport page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ccfaef6e?page=62"> U.S. Army TARDEC 6501 E. 11 Mile Road RDTA Warren</a>