Conceptual Study on Replacing the RAVEN Back Pack Radio Batteries with a Solid Polymer Fuel Cell.
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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A conceptual study has demonstrated the technical possibility of replacing the RAVEN radio batteries with a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The fuel cell would operate on air and stored hydrogen released from a metal hydride. The study revealed that the fuel cell power source offered logistical benefits over nickel cadmium batteries and potential cost savings over lithium sulphur dioxide batteries. The study suggests that methods of chemically generating hydrogen and oxygen should be investigated as they may provide significant increased power and energy density for such fuel cell power systems. jg p.3
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry
- Electrochemical Energy Storage