During the third workshop, each subject matter expert or SME presents the idea in a quad chart to the team and to senior SMEs for fine-tuning and challenges.

The last workshop is where teams present the ideas to the director of technology.

The ARDEC is part of a joint integrated products team, and is working closely with U. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, other research and engineering centers, laboratories and other branches of the military. Although the presentation of ideas took about 90 minutes, considerable time and effort went into getting to the point where the "pitch" presentations could be held.

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Sikorsky and Boeing have worked together on their oering for the U. Army's joint multirole technology demonstrator called the SB-1 Deant. (Artist rendering courtesy Sikorsky-Boeing)PICATINNY ARSENAL, N. The goal was to hear 27 presentations, each lasting about three minutes.

Army has been designated as the lead service for the Joint Future Vertical Lift project. (March 4, 2015) -- Engineer Adam Jacob entered the room where the meeting had already begun, and before he had even finished taking off his jacket the meeting facilitator pointed to Jacob and said, "You're up." The meeting was designed to be fast paced.

The research center, also known as ARDEC, is the largest organization at Picatinny Arsenal, which is a major employer in northern New Jersey.

The center has acquired a reputation for quality improvement and plays a vital role in developing superior armament technology for the U. Army and other branches of the nation's military.

ARDEC is one of the largest employers in northern New Jersey, employing 3,378 people on site here, with an additional 377 at other locations.

More than 2,481 ARDEC employees are scientists or engineers.

Picatinny Arsenal is the Department of Defense's Joint Center of Excellence for Armaments and Munitions.

Pelino had tasked Greg Phillips and Andrei Cernasov to explore concepts for new technology that could address the needs of the Future Vertical Lift.

Since Jacob was scheduled to attend class that day, meeting facilitator Ernie Garcia saw the opportunity to give Jacob an opening to present his ideas then be on his way. " Garcia later asked the assembled group, seeking to adhere to the tight schedule while acknowledging that some presenters couldn't stay for the entire meeting.

The gathering of engineers at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal was held to present ideas and concepts for the Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, an initiative created by the Secretary of Defense to focus on enhancing vertical life capabilities and technology development. Typically, platforms remain in service for 40 to 60 years.

Among the various military services, the Army has been designated as the lead service for the Joint FVL effort. At times, Pelino would ask for more information, or suggest that collaboration begin with outside organizations.