Accession Number : ADA307252

Title :   Evaluation of Prototype Lithium Battery for the MK 16 Underwater Breathing Apparatus (UBA).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Cowgill, D.

PDF Url : ADA307252

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Naval Special Warfare (NSW) currently uses the MK 16 UBA for Seal Delivery Vehicle (SDV) diving operations. Originally developed for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community, the MK 16 UBA presently uses a Power-Sonic Model PS-60 rechargeable lead-acid dioxide battery. While it is adequate for EOD operations, this battery does not provide the operating life required for NSW SDV mission scenarios. Naval Special Warfare Command (COMNAVSPECWARCOM) tasked Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC) to develop a MK 16 UBA battery pack that could provide adequate voltage for a complete NSW SDV mission profile of 160 hours. NSDU was tasked to evaluate a prototype lithium battery for suitability and potential incorporation into the MK 16 MOD 0 UBA, and to determine if these batteries are satisfactory replacements for the existing battery pack in the MK 16 MOD 0 UBA.

Descriptors :   *PROTOTYPES, *LITHIUM BATTERIES, *BREATHING APPARATUS, *UNDERWATER LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SCENARIOS, DELIVERY, MISSION PROFILES, MISSIONS, NAVAL WARFARE, VEHICLES, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, BATTERY COMPONENTS, SEALS(STOPPERS), DIVING, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, ELECTRIC BATTERIES.

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Marine Engineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE