Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.J.07. High Energy, Cost-Effective Primary and Rechargeable Batteries. Modify cost-effective commercial technologies so that they can be used for both training and combat. By FY99, produce a low-cost, pseudo-rechargeable, environmentally benign battery (less than $0.05/Wh) for use in training and low-rate applications, with the possibility of recharging these for limited numbers of cycles before discarding. By FY00, provide prototypes for field trials of long cycle life rechargeable batteries, used for both training and Special Operations missions, having an energy content 20 percent greater than the existing nickel-metal hydride battery. The goals will be to reduce manufacturing cost, while maximizing performance and safety. By FY01, demonstrate proof-of-principle prototypes of the most cost effective, safe high performance primary battery with greater than 300 Wh/kg.

Supports: PEO-C3S, SOCOM, PM-TRCS, PM-SOLIDER, SSCOM, Land Warrior, Air Warrior, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, Task Force XXI

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Robert Hamlen Carolyn Nash Herbert Russakoff
CERDEC/ASD SARD-TT CSS Battle Lab
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