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Title: Cold regions vehicle start : next-generation lithium-ion battery technologies for Stryker vehicles
Authors: Trubac, Kathryn P.
Reynolds, Randall W.
Cooke, Timothy J.
Hartshorn, Caylin A.
Punt, Douglas A.
Donnelly, Christopher J.
Callaghan, Caitlin A.
Keywords: Batteries
Cold regions
Lithium ion batteries--Effect of temperature on
Low temperature
Vehicles, Military
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL TR-22-23
Abstract: Operating vehicles in extremely cold environments is a significant problem for not only the public but also the military. The Department of Defense has encountered issues when trying to reliably cold start large, heavy-duty military vehicles, specifically the M1126 Stryker Combat Vehicle, in cold regions. As noted in previous work, the issue stems from the current battery technology’s limited temperature range. This current project utilized the protocol established in the previous phase to evaluate next-generation lithium-ion battery technologies for use in cold regions. Selected battery technologies met necessary military specifications for use in large military combat vehicles and were evaluated using a mechanical load system developed in previous work to simulate the starting of a Stryker engine. This work also evaluated the performance of the existing battery technology of a Stryker under Alaskan winter temperatures, which will verify the accuracy of the simulated cold room testing on the mechanical load system. The results of the tests showed that while the system was able to reliably operate down to −20°C, the battery management system encountered challenges at the lower end of the temperature range. This technology has a potential to reliably support cold regions operations but needs further evaluation.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-22-23
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 52 pages / 2.73 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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