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Portable power source needs of the future army-batteries and fuel cells

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6 Author(s)
Jacobs, R. ; Commun.-Electron. Command, Ft. Belvoir, VA, USA ; Christopher, H. ; Hamlen, R. ; Rizzo, R.
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This paper describes the US Army's future needs for silent portable power in the area of batteries and fuel cells. These needs will continue to increase as a result of the introduction of newer types of equipment, the increasing digitization of the battlefield, and future integrated Soldier Systems. Current battery programs are aimed at improved, low-cost primary batteries, and rechargeable batteries with increased energy densities. The Army fuel cell program aimed at portable systems capable of the order of 150 W is also described

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Battery Conference on Applications and Advances, 1996., Eleventh Annual

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9-12 Jan 1996