A Survey of Power Source Options for a Compact Battery Charger for Soldier Applications
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE
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Typical Soldier power requirements are at the level of tens of watts of average power for missions that can last from 1 present to 3 future days. The Armys policy, going back almost to the dawn of wireless communication and extending to relatively recent times, has been to rely on primary batteries to supply those power needs for combat and realistic training scenarios and to rely on rechargeable batteries mainly as a cost-savings measure for classroom training.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage