Accession Number:

AD0718060

Title:

Army Vehicle Power System and Load Study

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP LIMA OH AEROSPACE ELECTRICAL DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The study compiled a band of power system data so that, given an electric power profile for any army vehicle, an optimum power system approach can be selected. The basis for the selection are four parameters weight, volume, efficiency, and life cycle cost. The major power system components included in the study were a gas turbine, fuel for a 24 hour and a 48 hour mission, a generator, a voltage regulator, system controls, and protection. Three types of electric power were investigated 28 volts d-c, 56 volts d-c and 115200 volts, 3 phase, 400 Hz a-c. The study indicates that the type of electric power selected should be a function of what is best for the loads since fuel weight is quite large compared with the other components. Also, a method of determining life cycle cost for a vehicle electric power system is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE