Accession Number : ADA556694


Title :   Current State of Military Hybrid Vehicle Development


Descriptive Note : Journal article preprint


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Kramer, Denise M ; Parker, Gordon P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556694.pdf


Report Date : 31 Aug 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Hybrid vehicles are common in the marketplace for passenger cars and commercial applications such as delivery trucks and transit busses. One of the biggest justifications for hybrids is their fuel efficiency. With fuel costs as high as $100 per liter in the battlefield it is remarkable that there are no deployed hybrid military vehicles. This is not due to a lack of investment in research and development, since much work has been done. The goal of this survey paper is to summarize past research in both the commercial and government sectors towards achieving a military hybrid vehicle and provide recommendations for a path forward. Special attention is given to drive cycles and the unique requirements that impact military hybrid vehicle design.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY VEHICLES , FUEL CONSUMPTION , HYBRID PROPULSION , HYBRID SYSTEMS , REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE