2022 OSD Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Call for Proposals - Submissions due 9 February 2022.
FY2023 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Call for Proposals - Submissions due 10 March 2022.
FY2023 National Defense Center for Energy & Environment (NDCEE) Call for Proposals - Begins 1 March 2022.
The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) posted a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential 2021 (SCALEUP 2021).” SCALEUP 2021 is designed to competitively select and support the commercial scale-up of promising technologies from the ARPA-E portfolio of projects, past and present.
To learn more about this FOA and how to apply, please go to the ARPA-E announcement.
New FY22 Projects
Operational Energy Capability Improvement Fund (OECIF)
The Director of Operational Energy – Innovation is pleased to announce this year’s OECIF proposal ranking for potential FY22 Funding:
- DoD-Wide Operational Energy Management System (OEMS) Expansion, Dr. Paul Jaffe, OSD
- Metrology-Enabled RF Integration Technology (MERIT), Lt Col Brian Hans, AFRL/RXSC
- Li-Ion Early Fault Predictive Monitor (LEAP-M), Mr. Justin Lewis, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Naval Power Network Monitoring (NPNM), Mr. Milton Ridgeway, Naval Secure Power PMO
- Tactical Energy Converter (TEC) Application & MIL-STD Testing, Ms. Cynthia Robbins, DEVCOM C5ISR
- High Speed Rotating Machine (HSRM) Prototyping & Test, Dr. John Heinzel, Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division
- DoD Space Domain Energy Strategy & Space Nuclear Power (SNUP) Study, Lt Col Brian Hans, AFRL/RXSC
- Small Tactical Universal Battery Integration, Dr. Nathan Sharpes, DEVCOM C5ISR
- Efficient Microwave Array for Scalable Wireless Power Transfer, Dr. Colin Joye, NRL
- 2026-2030 DOD Battery Supply Risk Assessment and Aggregation, Mr. Eric Shields, NSWC Carderock
- Forward Deployed Refueling and Support Package to Enable COMMS and Situational Awareness (RASP-CASA), Ms. Maria Medeiros, ONR/NRL
- Space Qualifiable, Low-Cost, Perovskite Solar Cells for DoD Applications (SLPD), Lt Col Brian Hans, AFRL/RXSC
- Air Force Platform Propulsion, Dr. Mark Fernelius, AFRL/RQTC
- Resilient Operational Power and Energy Sensing (ROPES), Mr. David Hull, DEVCOM ARL
- Electric Tactical Humanitarian Operations Recovery (eTHOR), Ms. Marissa Brand, NIWC-Pacific
- Power Extender – Grid Source (PEGS), Mr. Daniel Masters, Army PM E2S2
- Arctic Grid Energy Storage (AGES), CDR Jason Wood, NORAD & USNORTHCOM
- Dual-use DE Laser Solution, Mr. Michael Wardlaw, ONR
- Light Expeditionary Energy Agile Platform (LEEAP), Mr. Kawakahi Amina, USINDOPACOM J4
- Solar-Powered Phased Array Optimized for Thermal Performance and Mass-Specific Power (PRAM-2), Dr. Brian Tierney, NRL
- Low-Profile Electric-Propulsion Nuclear Satellite (LENS), Mr. Jeffrey Todd, USSPACECOM
- Warfighter Alternative Energy Study (WAES), Ms. Julianne Douglas, DEVCOM C5ISR
- Impact of Vehicle Electrification Configurations on Energy-Related Sustainment and Performance, Mr. Bill Fisher, DEVCOM DAC
- Solar Technologies to Prevent Premature Replacement of Tactical Vehicle and Generator Batteries, Mr. Kevin Guite, DEVCOM DAC
- High Speed Logistics, Mr. Ian Sieker, NAVFAC EXWC
- Blended Wing Body (BWB) Tanker, Mr. Daniel Pike, Air Force
This year’s competition for OECIF funding was extremely competitive. The above projects will likely be funded provided: 1) OECIF keeps its currently proposed FY22 funding level and 2) DOD does not remain under CRA. Please note that allotted funding amounts may differ from the amount requested and are available from the OE-I.
The following projects advanced to Round Two but are not likely to be funded. Should UFR/additional funding become available, these proposals would be funded in the following order:
- Generation 3 Li-ion 6T Batteries with Open-source BMS and Case (“Gen 3 Li-ion 6T”), Mr. David Skalny, DEVCOM GVSC
- Rectenna Integrated onto UAV, Mr. Curtis Eckhardt, DEVCOM AC
- Optical Recharge Beam at Altitude (ORBA), Mr. Cameron Stanley, GCC USSOUTHCOM
- Small Unit Power, Electrification and Resilience (SUPER), Ms. Cindy Milholland, NIWC-PAC
- Resilient + Redundant Expeditionary Energy (R2E2), Mr. Bjorn Oberg, ERDC-CERL
- High Power DE Mild Hybrid System, Mr. Joseph Grobmyer, Army Directed Energy Project Office
- Span Wire Over The Shore (SWOTS), Mr. Matthew Young, NSWCCD
- Additive-Enabled Power & Cooling (AEPC), Dr. Harold Coombe, ONR
- FMTV Hybrid Integration into Tactical Cyber Secure Microgrid, Mr. Dean McGrew, DEVCOM GVSC
- Distributed Energy Provided Throughout the Seas (DEPTHS), Mr. Michael Wardlaw, ONR
- Hybrid Energy Storage Module Power Electronics Building Block (PEBB) Active Rectifier for DoD Platforms, Mr. Donald Hoffman, ONR
- Optical Beaming of Energy via Laser Irradiation over Several Kilometers (OBELISK), Dr. Kenneth Schmieder, NRL
- Battlespace Energy Management (BEM), Mr. Brandon Hencey, AFRL
- Expeditionary Portable Power Unit – Microgrid (EPPU-MG), Mr. Frank Bohn, DEVCOM C5ISR
- Ruggedized, All-Weather, Modular Rectenna Power Plant for the 21st Century (RAMP21) , Lt Col Brian Hans, AFRL
- Operational Wireless Power System (O-WiPS), Dr. Corey Bergsrud, NSWC Crane
- Cold Operations Logistical Dependence on Battery Technologies for Energy Assurance during Missions (COLD Battery TEAM), Dr. Giuseppe Di Benedetto, DEVCOM Armaments
- JP-8 Range Extender Power System (REPS) for Tactical Vehicles, Mr. Dean McGrew, DEVCOM GVSC
- Hydrogen Energy Architecture at the Tactical Edge (HEATE), Mr. Wayne Jordheim, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Spatial and Temporal Thermal Diffusion Hardware – SpaceTime, Mr. Jonathan Allison, AFRL
- Maturation of low-cost substrates for PV, Mr. David Wilt, AFRL/RV
- H2-TUAS Phase 2 Thermionic Electric Generator (TEGs) for Silent Flight and Fast Recharge Range Extension, Mr. William Nikonchuk, DEVCOM AVMC
- Ultra Lightweight 400kw-2MW Generator, Mr. Paul Litke, AFRL Center for Rapid Innovation
- Advancement of Thermal for Laser Addition and Saving Energy (ATLAS-Energy), Dr. Kevin Woods, NSWC Philadelphia
- Power and Thermal Technologies for Advanced Hybrid Electric Propulsion (HEP), Mr. Brian Donovan, AFRL/RQQI
- Actively Managed Power for Enduring Rotorcraft Electrical Systems (AMPERES), Mr. Brad Stanley, DEVCOM C5ISR
- Power Beaming to Small UAS Demonstration (PBSU-D), Dr. Richard Osgood, DEVCOM SC
- Efficient Logistic EleCTRIfication Technology (ELECTRIT), Mr. Allan Hartong, AFRL/RXSC
Questions on OECIF rankings may be directed to Dr. Paul Jaffe (OECIF Deputy / Chief Scientist), firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. RuthAnne Darling (OECIF Director), email@example.com. We are happy to provide you feedback and the information from OEMS as well.
Thanks one and all for your interest and all your efforts.
Operational Energy Prototyping Fund (OEPF)
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience (ODASD(E&ER)), Operational Energy – Innovation (OE-I) is pleased to announce the FY22 proposal rankings under the new Operational Energy Prototyping Fund (OEPF). The caliber of proposals was tremendous, which made the down select process very competitive.
The following projects are likely to be funded, pending passage of the FY22 NDAA. However, a year-long continuing resolution authority (CRA) will result in no FY22 OEPF projects.
- TMS – Advanced, Mr. Frank Bohn, Army DEVCOM C5ISR
- Space-To-Space Power Beaming (S2SPB), Ms. James Winter, Air Force AFRL/RV
- Tactical Vehicle Hybridization (TVH), Mr. Jeff Davis, DIU PM Transportation Systems
- HVPE Lower-Cost III-V Photovoltaics, Mr. David Wilt, Air Force AFRL/RV
- DMMS and JOESF Integrated Prototype for Mobile Power Demonstration, Ms. Cindy Milholland, Navy NIWC-PAC
- Sensors for Collaborative Operational Power & Energy (SCOPE), Mr. David Hull, Army DEVCOM ARL
- Ultra UAS - ECU for Enhanced Endurance, Mr. Paul Litke, Air Force AFRL Center for Rapid Innovation
The following projects advanced to Round Two but are not likely to be funded due to limited FY22 appropriations. OEPF intends to give away all funding we receive after taxes and operating costs, so if additional funding becomes available, projects ranked 8-12 will be funded in the order below. The project office will coordinate with the team PI if partial funding becomes available:
- Hybrid Tiger Ultra-Persistent ISR, Dr. Stearns Heinzen, Naval Research Laboratory
- POTION: Maximizing UAV Energy Performance, Dr. Richard Stroman, Naval Research Laboratory
- Ultra Energy Efficient UAS, Mr. Paul Litke, Air Force AFRL Center for Rapid Innovation
- FMTV/MTVR/HEMTT Anti-idle System Integration, Mr. Dean McGrew, Army DEVCOM GVSC
- FMTV High Power Variant for Vehicle Centric Microgrids and High Power Users, Mr. Janie Hancock, Army DEVCOM GVSC
Projects 8-12 also fit within the POM 23 issue paper submissions. As such, we hope all will be re-submitted in FY23. Thank you once again to all who submitted proposals in response to the FY22 OEPF solicitation.
- OECIF and OEPF Call for Proposals FY2022
- A1_OECIF and OEPF Proposal Whitepaper
- A2_OECIF and OEPF Quad Chart Template
Operational Energy Management System (OEMS)
Interim Authority to Test and Train (IATT)
As of May 2021, OEMS is operational in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, managed by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) Acquisition & Sustainment (A&S)/Environment & Energy Resilience (E&ER)/Operational Energy-Innovation (OE-I). OEMS is operating under an Interim Authority to Test and Train (IATT) following Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements as it progresses through a full Authority to Operate (ATO) process determination.
The IATT, as well as the ATO, achieve DoD Impact Level 4 (IL4). The IL4 allows hosting of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) information up to moderate confidentiality and moderate integrity, including export-controlled (ITAR/EAR) and privacy (PII) information. Through the IATT, OE-I is allowing OEMS to process and store unclassified information to include CUI for all Distribution levels except Distro B and E. If you have any questions, please contact the OE-I representative, Mr. Daniel Shearer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please refer to Section 3.2 of the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide.