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Captain Lynn J. Petersen, USN Deputy Director, Electric Ships Office (PMS-320) PEO SHIPS
Presenting: Navy Power and Energy S&T Initiatives

Power and Energy is one of the few critical Navy Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic areas of interest. The purpose of Navy Power and Energy is ultimately to support the need for more firepower and sensing capability for the warfighter. This Goal is pursued and accomplished through 3 key objectives: 1) Efficient Power and Energy Systems; 2) Energy Security and 3) High Energy and Pulsed Power.

To accomplish the three objectives, the Navy is making key Power and Energy S&T investments in 1) Power Generation; 2) Energy Storage; 3) Distribution and Control; 4) Heat Transfer and Thermal Management and 5) Motors and Actuators. Achieving efficiency, power and energy density goals, reliability and cost guide the S&T investments. The Navy makes the investments with academia and industry and collaborates with other services and government agencies. Opportunities exist to work with the Navy should you have an innovative and creative idea(s) to help the Navy achieve its Power and Energy S&T goals and objectives.

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Captain Lynn J. Petersen USN

Captain Lynn J. Petersen USN

Captain Petersen graduated from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mathematics and was appointed an Ensign in the United States Navy. He reported to his first ship, USS HALSEY (CG-23), forward deployed with the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. He was then assigned to the USS BIDDLE (CG-34), stationed in Norfolk, VA, as the Main Propulsion Assistant. Highlights from this tour include a nine-month deployment to the Red Sea in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following this tour of duty, he received orders for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA. While at Monterey, he was selected for lateral transfer to the Engineering Duty Officer program.

He graduated with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with thesis emphasis on structural dynamics. He has served as a Project Superintendent on the USS ARKANSAS (CGN-41) DSRA, USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) EDSRA, and Director of the Pacific Northwest Pump and Motor Regional Repair Center. After leaving Active Duty in 1998, he affiliated in the Navy Reserve and was promoted to the rank of Captain.

He worked for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Annapolis, MD as an electrical engineer. There, he led several projects supporting Navy Electric Drive and authored several papers and reports on electrical propulsion, conversion, generation and distribution. In 2002, he was detailed to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Virginia as the Deputy to the Submarine Science and Technology Officer and was hired as a Program Officer in 2006. In this position, he led the electromechanical sub-thrust of the Advanced Electrical Power Systems Program and was the ONR S&T rep to the Electric Ships Office, PMS 320. In 2008, he was recalled to Active Duty with assignment as the Deputy Director, Electric Ships Office, PMS 320.

He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community (APC). His DAWIA certifications include: Level III Science and Technology Management (STM), Level II Program Management (PM) and Level II Production and Quality Assurance Management (PQM). Captain Petersen is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (Six awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (Two awards) and numerous unit and campaign medals. He is an active member of technical societies including ASNE and IEEE.