Accession Number : ADA322403

Title :   Electric Drive M113 Vehicle Refurbishment Project: Sacramento Electric Transportation Consortium RA 93-23 Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CA ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT GROUP

PDF Url : ADA322403

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The Electric Drive M-113 Refurbishment Project involved upgrading an existing M-113 personnel carrier with updated electronics to meet current safety and performance standards. Several specific areas were refurbished, including design and installation of an improved power converter and motor controller assembly. The original design obtained propulsion power from only the engine driven gen-set. The vehicle was modified for 'engine-off' operation using battery power only. The vehicle was tested and demonstrated at a number of DARPA conferences and other locations, under the purview of Tank Automotive Command (TACOM). The cover report by the Sacramento Electric Transportation Consortium management essentially refers to the attached Appendix A Final Report by United Defense/FMC for all specific information on the activities and findings of the Project.

Descriptors :   *HYBRID SYSTEMS, *ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, *ELECTRIC MOTORS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, ELECTRIC POWER, INVERTERS, CONVERTERS, POWER ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE