Raytheon Technology Today 2011 Issue 1


Raytheon Technology Today 2011 Issue 1


Raytheon Energy

Solutions Overview

Applying Technologies

Critical to

National Security


Energy is becoming increasingly critical to national security. It is a major concern

and cost consideration for current and future defense operations. The 2010

Quadrennial Defense Review calls for crafting a strategic approach to energy and

for operational energy considerations to be incorporated into force planning, requirements

development and acquisition processes.

Known for its technological innovation and total mission solutions, Raytheon is

addressing energy applications from an overall system perspective by employing three

complementary approaches, illustrated in Figure 1:

1. Development and incorporation of advanced energy sources.

2. Management and security of energy grids and infrastructures.

3. Conservation of existing energy supplies, exemplified by Raytheon’s

sustainability initiatives.

Raytheon produces a large number of systems and products with diverse power and

energy demands. Power demands range from less than 1 watt, for low-power,

man-portable systems and unattended sensors, up to many megawatts for large radar

installations and critical infrastructure needs. Operational environment and logistical

constraints are also considered when evaluating alternative sources such as solar and

wind power. For example, operations in a remote desert location may be better supported

by incorporating solar energy and energy storage to minimize dependence on

diesel generators and their corresponding fuel usage. However, incorporating new

technologies should not inadvertently introduce vulnerabilities in the overall system

architecture. This is one of the basic tenets of good systems engineering at Raytheon.

In addition, it is important to properly assess the financial impact of these alternative

energy implementations through a detailed return on investment analysis that examines

total operational costs.

In this issue of Technology Today, you will read about how Raytheon partners with

developers and institutions on leading-edge, energy-related technology to provide the

best system solutions for our customers’ unique applications.

Systems Analysis and Architecture

Beginning with a fundamental understanding of the mission objectives and power requirements,

a comprehensive solution requires expertise in energy generation, storage

and distribution, architecture, modeling and simulation, command and control, information

management, sensing, cyberdefense, critical infrastructure protection, software,

and power electronics integration. The next article, “Building Tomorrow’s Energy Surety

With Today’s Technologies,” discusses Raytheon’s systems engineering approach to addressing

our customers’ energy needs. The article describes how Raytheon, as an energy

surety integrator, utilizes our resources in these areas to develop energy solutions that

address the three primary stages in a system’s energy life cycle: concept, implementation

and maintenance. This sets the stage for a series of articles highlighting Raytheon’s

use of developing source technologies, our energy systems management solutions and

our conservation initiatives.


Raytheon, as a technology company and as a systems integrator, recognizes that

addressing the energy needs of our customers is key to providing total life-cycle solutions.

In this issue, you will read about technologies such as advanced batteries for

lightweight mobile applications, atomic batteries for persistent sensors, and fuel cells

for man-portable, facility and fixed-base power applications. Renewable solar sources

and energy management systems are being developed to support the energy needs of

domestic communities, fixed bases and mobile tactical units. Another development is

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