Effective power management for military vehicles is more critical today than ever. Modern warfighting operations require highly sophisticated, power-hungry electronic mission packages, especially those that support C4ISR and network-centric operations. These demands are ever-increasing and affect every platform. Compounding the need are traditional mechanical auxiliary subsystems, whose uncoordinated and continuous operations are inherently inefficient. What’s more, the waste heat resulting from power use must be exhausted through already overtaxed cooling systems.