Accession Number : AD1027339

Title :   Review of Battery Technologies for Military Land Vehicles

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Defence Science and Technology Group Edinburgh SA Australia

Personal Author(s) : Sims,Brendan ; Crase,Simon

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This review provides an overview of battery technologies and related issues relevant to their use in military land vehicles. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of specific battery technologies along with integration considerations for military land vehicles and the future direction of each technology. It concludes that lead-acid batteries will remain relevant for military land vehicles in the immediate future, but variants of lithium ion batteries have the potential to improve operational performance and should be investigated further for implementation in current and future military land vehicles.

Descriptors :   lithium ion batteries , electrochemical capacitors , battery chargers , energy harvesting , storage batteries , hybrid electric vehicles , electrochemical energy storage , temperature control , military vehicles , electric power

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE