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<br /> GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY NEWS March 2012 | Volume 09, Issue 06<br /> GSPEL ProvidES SuPErior<br /> TESTinG CaPabiLiTiES<br /> for army, ParTnErS<br /> By Michael Reid<br /> The GSPEL, a 30,000-square-foot laboratory complex with eight<br /> state-of-the-art labs in one building, is slated to open in April.<br /> (U.S. Army TARDEC photos).<br /> As the U.S. Army prepares for operations in diverse, challeng-<br /> ing climates and pursues advancements in operational energy<br /> and fuel efficiency, mobility is key. Keeping ground vehicles<br /> moving and validating new systems are an imperative to keep-<br /> ing Soldiers safe and effective, no matter where they go.<br /> The Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory (GSPEL) will<br /> be a major asset for understanding and improving ground vehicle<br /> mobility. Located at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research,<br /> Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) within the<br <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=1"> GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY N</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=2"> dEvELoPmEnTS and TranSiTionS TARDEC has incredibl</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=3"> è continued from page 1 TARD</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=4"> TARDEC visitors take a PEVEL orientation tour to </a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=5"> Although the current air filtration, battery test</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=6"> Government and industry partners commissioned 16 </a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=7"> (AMC) Chief Technology Officer Dr. Grace M. Boche</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=8"> ProduCT dirECTor ProvidES CoaLiTion ParTnErS wiTH</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=9"> Joint Combat Support Systems (JCSS). PD NSV expan</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=10"> Strong Support: Currently, more than 6,000 medium</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=11"> SSG Angel Cintron (left), 973rd quartermaster Com</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=12"> This illustration shows the EWPS process. One per</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=13"> 2012 innovaTion ProjECT winnErS aCTionizE innovaT</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=14"> • Market/payoff. • Output/products. FUNDING REq</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=15"> acoustic testing capabilities to address a capabi</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=16"> firST ProduCTion mSfvs SHiPPEd To afGHan naTionaL</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=17"> MSFVs arriving at the Port of Charleston. The 18 </a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=18"> ELECTriCaL EnGinEEr findS CrEaTivE ouTLET — and a</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=19"> Bob LaPolice’s 1st Place photo of a World War II </a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=20"> Desk Job, shot at a World War II reenactment even</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=21"> The exterior of a DC-3 military cargo plane prov</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=22"> CHICAGO AUTO SHOW The 104th Chicag</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=23"> The STEM experience also gave visitors a taste of</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=24"> 2012 Calendar of events* April 2012 11 Gro</a> <a title="TARDEC_0312_GVSET_News page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f9e1dabc?page=25"> September 2012 17-20 Hybrid-Electric and </a>