Expeditionary Energy

The Expeditionary Energy program seeks breakthrough technologies to support the future of hybrid and expeditionary warfare. The research portfolio is balanced between basic and applied research, and advanced technology development. Investments include disruptive technologies in low-cost photovoltaics; energy scavenging and power generation; next-generation, energy-efficient computing; energy storage; and energy planning—all to support higher specific power/energy needs of Marines deployed in austere environments.

Research Concentration Areas

  • Perovskite photovoltaics stability
  • Energy harvesting and scavenging
  • Heterogeneous micro- and nanogrids
  • Logistics decision support tools relevant to energy
  • Multiferroic materials
  • Beyond Li-ion batteries for Navy and Marine Corps applications

Research Challenges and Opportunities

  • Develop modular, scalable and reconfigurable nanogrids that reduce the logistics burden for mobile units that incorporate non-traditional power architectures
  • Develop new, high-specific energy/power storage devices and reliable, low- to no maintenance, high-specific power generation technologies for individuals and small units
  • Develop and demonstrate environmentally stable, flexible, high-specific power solar cells
  • Develop and demonstrate energy scavenging technologies to passively power equipment and charge batteries for individuals and small units
  • Develop multiferroic materials that exhibit coupling between magnetic and ferroelectric parameters, increase logic states and enable energy efficient and tunable electromagnetic devices

Program Contact Information

Name: Joseph F. Parker

Title: Program Officer, Detailee (Expeditionary Energy)

Department: Code 331

Email for Questions: joseph.f.parker@navy.mil

How to Submit

For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please see our Funding Opportunities page and refer to broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-21-S-B001.

  • Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.
  • Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through grants.gov; instructions are included in the BAA.

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