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Advanced developments in NiH2 Dependent Pressure Vessel (DPV) cell and battery technology

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2 Author(s)
Caldwell, D.B. ; Eagle-Picher Ind. Inc., Joplin, MO, USA ; Fox, C.L.

The Dependent Pressure Vessel (DPV) Nickel-Hydrogen (NiH2 ) design is being developed by Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. (EPI) as an advanced battery for military and commercial, aerospace and terrestrial applications. The DPV cell design offers high specific energy and energy density as well as reduced cost, while retaining the established Individual Pressure Vessel (IPV) technology flight heritage and database. This advanced DPV design also offers a more efficient mechanical, electrical and thermal cell and battery configuration and a reduced parts count. The DPV battery design promotes compact, minimum volume packaging and weight efficiency, and delivers cost and weight savings with minimal design risks

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 12 )