Accession Number : ADA577252


Title :   Military Hybrid Vehicle Survey


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a577252.pdf


Report Date : 03 Aug 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 17


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. However, the U.S. military has yet to field a hybrid vehicle even though battle field fuel costs can be as much as $400 per gallon. 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 :   *GROUND VEHICLES , *HYBRID SYSTEMS , *MILITARY VEHICLES , BATTLEFIELDS , EFFICIENCY , FUEL CONSUMPTION


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE