Accession Number : ADA019511

Title :   Lightweight Laser Designator Battery Evaluation Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF LASER DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dahlinger,R. J.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : During Phase I, the characteristics required by the Lightweight Laser Designator (LWLD) battery system were defined and compared with the characteristics of all possible candidate systems. Three battery systems were selected for the second phase of the program (cell characterization): lithium-sulphur dioxide, silver-zinc, and nickel-cadmium. During Phase II, the LWLD load was simulated, and the capabilities of the three battery systems were characterized on a single-cell basis. During the single-cell testing, the lithium-sulphur dioxide system was eliminated from further consideration. During Phase III, multi-cell systems of the silver-zinc and nickel-cadmium batteries were tested with the LWLD breadboard as a load.

Descriptors :   *Nickel cadmium batteries, *Silver zinc batteries, *Laser target designators, Performance tests, Electric batteries, Lithium, Sulfur oxides

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE