The advent of digital sensors and devices across our nation for
defense, aviation, space, medical, environmental, remote and urban
uses has created an urgent need for better more robust power sources.
Chemical based batteries are the staple but have shortcomings in terms
of weight, longevity and ability to operate in extreme environments.
Using micro atomic power sources overcomes these gaps and can play a
leading role in enabling always-on power with consistent up to 20 year
duty life cycles. This can give the United States critical advantages
both in industrial applications and also tactical and strategic
deployments of technologies globally. Effective power sources can also
be game changing in a number of key areas our nation is grappling with
Similarly these can empower or partner states and provide key advantage technology to leading industry adopters.
The talk will outline areas of interest and provide specific examples
where groundbreaking potential exists. The goal is to have an
introduction that can spark further ideas across our 5 key areas of
focus and to help prioritize work where it is most needed and can have