Power & Energy at Raytheon

A. Walsh
Raytheon, US

Keywords: solar, power generation, photovoltaic

Summary:

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. The power requirements of the radars, missiles, soldier and C4I systems span a range of microwatts to megawatts. With ever-increasing demand from our customers for increased efficiency and performance with reduced size, weight and fuel consumption, Raytheon created the Power Enterprise Campaign to seek out emerging power and energy technology for insertion into our product lines. Raytheon has also invested significantly in developing and leveraging new materials and nanotechnology. With regard to solar power technologies, Raytheon has performed system integrator work for facilities power and in expeditionary power where reduced fuel consumption at forward deployed areas of operation translates directly to lives saved. Raytheon is also investing in intelligent power and energy management (IPEM) for simulation and command and control of hybrid power systems including microgrids, expeditionary power, naval power, and soldier power. A wide range of power generation and energy storage technologies are modeled, including renewables, lithium ion batteries, flow batteries, fuel cells, flywheels, ultracapacitors, diesel generator sets and grid-tie. Additionally, Raytheon is also developing its own line of Zinc-Bromide flow batteries. Direct solar fuel production for forward deployed bases and energy harvesting for a variety of applications are strong watch areas.