“Dual-Use Sensor Applications from Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Manufacturing Test to Defense Operational Efficiency”

September 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
MIT Lincoln Labs
3 Forbes Road

Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)

Speaker:  Roman Sandoval is the founder and CEO of Allosense, Inc.

This presentation explores the interrelation between the rapid advancements in Electric Vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing processes and their potential dual-use applications in defense operations. As the EV market rapidly grows, the emphasis on efficient manufacturing, in-depth testing, and seamless data interconnectivity across test systems becomes paramount. These advancements are relevant in research engagements with the Air Force and Space Force.

In the EV battery manufacturing industry, strict quality measures coupled with innovative testing approaches, including pulse and thermography scanning, are employed. Critical to this discussion is data aggregation across sensors and test stations, providing a holistic digital representation of assembled EV battery packs. Digital representations improve production throughput, product quality, traceability, and life cycle considerations for manufacturers.

Beyond the automated factory setting, the principles underlying sensor data aggregation support defense applications in generating a Common Operating Picture (COP) across energized assets including aerospace ground equipment. The COP, facilitated by persistent data-ingestion protocols, promises swift information exchange from the edge to network for real-time situational awareness and quick decision-making. These benefits improve operations and offer time savings for managing assets on the flight line or spaceport.

Bio – Roman Sandoval is the founder and CEO of Allosense, Inc.

Roman Sandoval is the founder and CEO of Allosense, Inc. – a technology startup that makes advanced sensors and measurement solutions for Electric Vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing and equipment monitoring. Drawing on his 15-year RF systems engineering background, Roman supported the launch of several new product introductions (NPIs) including the Tesla Model 3, Apple iPhone, Intel chipsets, Qualcomm modems, nuclear scanning systems, and EV battery systems, overseeing more than $150M of high-volume manufacturing test equipment and product during various production ramps.

Roman is an active participant in various business accelerators and portfolios: Techstars Industries of the Future (partnership with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory), NSIN Propel, Plug and Play. Oracle Netsuite, OnDeck, Capital Factory, and Expa. He earned his degree in Computer Engineering & Engineering Entrepreneurship from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010. Roman remains passionate about technology, community service, and entrepreneurship.