Product Manager Mobile Electric Power Systems

Mission:

Provide integrated, scalable, and affordable expeditionary energy that reduces sustainment demand for the Warfighter across the range of Joint operations.

Vision:

To be the DoD’s lead developer of power solutions that enhance and support the Force 2025 and Beyond strategy.

Values:

Trust, Teamwork, and Transparency

Focus:

Product Manager Mobile Electric Power Systems (PdM MEPS) provides and integrates tactical and prime electric power (5-840 kW) generation and distribution systems solutions and capabilities for the Department of Defense (DoD) in support of national security to enhance the operational capability of the Warfighter.


Products:

  • 100kW and 200kW Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) Sets
    • Skid Mounted or Trailer Mounted Power Unit
  • Large Advanced Mobile Power Sources (LAMPS) (100kW and 200kW)
    • Skid Mounted or Trailer Mounted Power Unit
    • LAMPS Power Distribution Unit
  • Prime Power
    • 840kW Deployable Power Generation & Distribution System (DPGDS), MEP-PU-810A/B
  • Power Distribution Illumination Systems Electrical (PDISE)
    • M200, M100 – Three Phase Feeder System
    • M40 – Three Phase Distribution System
    • M60 – Single Phase Distribution System
    • M46 – Utility Receptacle
    • Lighting Kit
  • Improved Power Distribution Illumination Systems Electrical (IPDISE)

Photos of PM MEP Large Set of TQGS Systems

Large Advanced Mobile Power Sources (LAMPS)

PM MEP LAMPS

PM E2S2 initiated the LAMPS program in the fall of 2012 with a contract award to L-3 Communications Westwood located in Tulsa OK. LAMPS is a two phased acquisition program with the first phase being a 32-month Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase effort to design skid and trailer mounted configurations and provide a full complement of integrated logistic support data. Logistic support data includes but is not limited to Technical Data Packages (TDP), Technical Manuals and full provisioning documentation for all configurations. The second phase of the program is a two year Production & Deployment (P&D) Phase with two six-month additional production options.

Paramount to the LAMPS program is the performance Purchase Description. We are keenly aware of the challenges presented for the LAMPS designs; particularly in the areas of weight reduction, improvements in fuel efficiency and impact of the introduction of Environmental Protection Agency emission requirements for engines relating to the military standard JP8 battlefield fuel.


100kW/200kW Tactical Quiet Generator(TQG)

100kW Tactical Quiet Generator(TQG)


100kW TQG

The 100kW Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) was a ten year production contract, the final ordering period closed in March 2014. This programs mission was to satisfy a requirement to replace the 100kW Military Standard (MIL STD) generator. This generator was fielded to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. This acquisition produced over 2500 generator sets possessing the same desirable characteristics as other generator sets in the TQG family such as: less weight, diesel/JP-8 fueled, reduced aural signature, quality power output, improved reliability and maintainability, and decreased procurement and operational / maintenance costs. This program resulted in the procurement of both skid and trailer mounted (Power Unit) versions of the 100kW TQG. The 100kW TQG was developed by DRS Fermont located in Bridgeport, CT.

200kW Tactical Quiet Generator(TQG)


100kW TQG

The 200kW Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) production effort closed in September 2010 as Caterpillar ceased engine production. This programs mission was to satisfy a requirement to replace the 200kW Military Standard (MIL STD) generator. This generator was fielded to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. This acquisition produced over 300 generator sets possessing the same desirable characteristics as other generator sets in the TQG family such as: less weight, diesel/JP-8 fueled, reduced aural signature, quality power output, improved reliability and maintainability, and decreased procurement and operational/maintenance costs. This program resulted in the procurement of both skid and trailer mounted (Power Unit) versions of the 200kW TQG. The 200kW TQG was developed by DRS Fermont located in Bridgeport, CT.


Prime Power

840kW, Deployable Power Generation & Distribution System (DPGDS), MEP-PU-810A/B

840kW DPDGS

The MEP-PU-810, Deployable Power Generation and Distribution System (DPGDS) Prime Power Unit (PPU) is a wheel-mounted, dual diesel engine driven, prime power (Type II), utility (Class 2A), Mode I unit that produces  840 kilowatts (kW), 4160 volts line-to-line at 60 Hertz (Hz) and 700 kW, 3800 volts line-to-line at 50 Hz with an 0.8 power factor, lagging.  The MEP-PU-810 was configured in two versions.  The USAF version, the MEP-PU-810A, was a new family of air transportable bare base electric power generation and distribution systems to support the Air Force’s Harvest Falcon and Harvest Eagle expeditionary mission sets.  It is in a towed trailer configuration that is capable of being air transported by a C-130 aircraft.  The U.S. Army version, the MEP-PU-810B, was designed to be more maneuverable in support of ground elements.  It was designed with a 5th wheel configuration approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) for over the road use at 55 miles per hour (MPH).  The system is capable of powering distribution networks to customers up to a distance of two miles away via transformers at 208/120 volts alternating current (VAC).  Capable of operating in both the Auto, Manual and Utility modes, the DPGDS allows flexibility of monitoring and controlling operations from Generator Control Panels (GCPs) and/or remote operation via the Operators Remote Terminal (ORT).  This capability allows the system/or an operator to start, stop, add and remove generators, operate in parallel, and provides the ability to form a power grid.


Power Distribution Illumination System Electrical (PDISE)

PDISE

The principal power distribution system for the Army is called the Power Distribution Illumination Systems Electrical -- or PDISE. PDISE is basically a more rugged version of home distribution boxes/panels (with various size circuits and circuit overload protection), plus the connecting cables and a utility subsystem.

PDISE Characteristics

  • Man-portable electrical distribution system for safe, all-weather electrical power distribution from generator sets to multiple users (such as vehicles, shelters, field unit complexes, tents, etc.)
  • Comes in 4 sizes of distribution boxes (40, 60, 100, and 200 Amps), connecting cables, and assemblage of utility extension cords, branch circuits and lighting equipment.
  • Supports mobility by enabling quick assemble/dissemble.
  • Various sizes allow selection to match generator sets from 5kW to 100kW.

PDISE was formally adopted by the Army in 1987, and over 10,000 have been fielded to Active, Reserve and National Guard units.

TOE authorizations for generator sets must be based on concurrent full application of PDISE -- they are a "package" deal for many applications. The PDISE system is what lets you effectively distribute power to optimize generator usage.


Improved Power Distribution Illumination System Electrical (PDISE)

PDISE

IPDISE is the modernization Program of Record for the Army (and potentially DoD) Standard Family of electrical power feeder and distribution systems. IPDISE improves on the current PDISE system while integrating new technology to more efficiently distribute electricity from power sources to power users. The IPDISE Material Development Decision (MDD) is planned for 1QFY15 and Milestone B is planned for 2QFY15.

IPDISE Improvments

Product improvements to M60, M40, M100 and M200 systems:

  • Incorporates AAMPS/LAMPS Power Distribution Unit(s) creating the ability to establish an operational fielded Microgrids;
  • Incorporates load shedding capability;
  • Additional technology refresh including: load balancing and multible inputs;
  • Offers advanced electrical power distribution and control to improve safety, reliability, and energy efficiency over the current PDISE.

The AMMPS PDU prototype was sucessfully demonstrated at Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2 in November 2013 and the LAMPS PDU prototype was demonstrated at the Preliminary Design Review in December 2013.