Accession Number : AD0479652


Title :   INVESTIGATION OF HERMETICALLY SEALED, MAINTENANCE-FREE, HIGH RATE, NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERIES FOR AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 6,


Corporate Author : GULTON INDUSTRIES INC METUCHEN NJ BATTERY AND POWER SOURCES DIV


Personal Author(s) : Kantner, E ; Tarantino, R V ; Shair, R C


Report Date : Feb 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The effect of various concentrations of rubidium and cesium hydroxide, as electrolyte additives, was investigated at 77 F and -30 F during high rates of charge and discharge. The results obtained in these experiments did not show the improved high rate electrical performance found in earlier experiments. Two battery plates, one with a rectangular configuration and the other with a square one, were tested in laboratory prototype cells to determine their relative high rate electrical performance. The cell with the rectangular plates showed the better performance characteristics at both low and room temperature. Additional testing of the rectangular cell was performed at temperatures of -30 F, 77 F, and 140 F. Three charge control-charge conditioning systems were proposed. Investigations of two of these systems were completed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BATTERY COMPONENTS , ELECTRODES , NICKEL , CADMIUM , ALKALINE BATTERIES , ADDITIVES , CESIUM COMPOUNDS , CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY) , VOLTAGE , ELECTRIC CURRENT , TEMPERATURE , ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , CAPACITORS , DIRECT CURRENT , ALTERNATING CURRENT , PHASE CONTROL , OPERATION , TRANSISTORS , NAPHTHALENES , SAFETY , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE