Accession Number:

ADA370975

Title:

Rechargeable Battery/Systems for Communication/Electronic Applications An Analysis of Technology Trends, Applications and Projected Business Climate.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITYROCK ISLAND IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The North American Technology and Industrial Base Organization NATIBO study of the rechargeable battery and battery charger technology and the associated industrial base highlights the state-of-the-art and future trends of this technology and industrial base as well as the ability of industry to meet future military communication and electronic requirements. The objective of the study was to compare the current trends in the commercial rechargeable battery and battery charger markets to the requirements of the military. The study gives an analysis of battery chemistries sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, lithium- ion, lithium polymer and technology trends, an overview of current and potential defense and commercial applications of the rechargeable batteries. It assessed which battery and battery charging technologies will be requireddesired for military communication and electronic equipment and analyzed the North American technology and industrial base capability to produce the type and quantities of rechargeable batteries required by the DoD and DND. The report identifies a number of recommendations that could facilitate a successful full-scale transition to rechargeable batteries for fulfilling military communication power needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE