2016 Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) Technology Demonstration

2016 Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) Technology Demonstration image

The Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) released a Request for Information (RFI) for the next Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) technology demonstration – formerly known as Experimental Forward Operating Base or ExFOB.

E2C 2016 will be held May 3-5, 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA.

Each year, the Marine Corps invites select industry participants to E2C to demonstrate commercial technologies with potential to reduce battlefield energy and water requirements and extend the operational reach of the Marine Corps.

The E2C 2016 demonstration will evaluate technologies with the potential to enhance the maneuverability and sustainability of distributed operations.  Specifically, E2C 2016 will focus on the following four technology areas:

  1. Squad-sized Small Unit Water Purification
  2. Energy Storage Technology for Mobile Electric Micro-grid Application
  3. Energy Scavenging to Support Distributed Operations
  4. Optimization of Shock Trauma Platoon/Forward Resuscitative Surgical System

About E2C

Created by the Commandant in 2009, E2C brings together stakeholders from across the Marine Corps requirements, acquisition, and technology development communities in a dynamic process to quickly evaluate technologies that reduce battlefield energy and water requirements and extend the operational reach of the Corps.

E2C is not a tradeshow. During the week-long demonstration, a team of engineers will collect data on system performance and Marine operators will provide qualitative feedback on what they see. Following the demonstration, promising technologies may be evaluated in a controlled lab environment and then put into the hands of Marines for field testing in combat conditions. Lab and field evaluation results will inform Marine Corps requirements development.

The “what’s in it for me” for Marines:

"Come to Expeditionary Energy Concepts (E2C) 2016 from 3-5 May and evaluate cutting-edge energy technologies that will increase your operational reach.  We want your feedback.  This is your chance to tell industry where there’s room for improvement in new equipment, and help the Marine Corps decide what to buy for the future force.  This year’s E2C will feature energy technologies with the potential to enhance the maneuverability and sustainability of distributed operations.”

Objectives and General Assessment Approach

This event is a demonstration event that will also focus on collecting feedback relative to system performance and capabilities. In addition, data regarding relative military value will be collected as opportunities present themselves.  

Location

This event will be conducted from 3-5 May at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA. The site location is Lake O’neil Recreation Park.  

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Intent

The intent of this demonstration and assessment event is to allow industry to inform future USMC science and technology investment efforts.  A review panel has evaluated vendor responses to the Request for Information (RFI).  This evaluation led to vendors being invited to demonstrate their systems/products. Systems will then be evaluated during this event so that recommendations for future potential use and military value may be made.

Event Schedule

The following is a listing of key events for E2C 2016.

  • 3 May:            Marines Tour
  • 4 May:            DV Tour
  • 0830-1530:      Marines Tour
  • 5 May:            Media Day
  • 0830-1530:      Marines Tour
  • 6 May:            Site close-out
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