Accession Number : ADA468635


Title :   Power Supply and Integration in Future Combat Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Khalil, Gus ; Barshaw, Edward ; Danielson, Eugene ; Chait, Michael


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA468635


Report Date : 01 JUN 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Future combat vehicles will require higher agility and unconventional weapons and armor systems such as Electromagnetic (EM) or Electro-Thermal Chemical (ETC) Guns, electro-Magnetic (EM) Armor and Directed energy Weapons (DEW). To meet these requirements, hybrid electric power system has been identified as the best alternative to support the demand for propulsion, continuous axillary power demand and pulsed power demand for weapons and armor. Although the development of these weapons and Armor Technologies are progressing at a fast rate and can be demonstrated at a smaller scale today, the power supply needed to be integrated in the vehicles to support these systems present a great challenge to technology supply needed to be integrated in the vehicles to support these systems present a great challenge to technology developers and vehicle integrators. This paper will explore the power supply requirements for the continuous and pulsed power loads and will discuss their integration challenges in a 20-ton class hybrid electric combat vehicle.


Descriptors :   *COMBAT VEHICLES , ARMOR , ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS , HYBRID SYSTEMS , DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS , ELECTROTHERMAL CHEMICAL GUNS , UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS , GUNS , ELECTRIC POWER , POWER SUPPLIES


Subject Categories : COMBAT VEHICLES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE