The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Command, Power and Integration Directorate Power Division is developing solar arrays to improve the Soldier’s agility on the battlefield while meeting the demand of an increased power burden.
As C4ISR capabilities increase, Soldiers are forced to carry more batteries and power sources to support their mission. The BA-5790 Lithium Carbon Monofluoride (Li-CFx)/Lithium Manganese Dioxide (Li-MnO2) hybrid battery provides twice the energy of the non-rechargeable military standard BA-5590/U Lithium Sulfur Dioxide battery in the same size and weight.
This high energy density non-rechargeable battery allows the user to carry less batteries to complete the mission, therefore increasing Soldier’s mobility and lethality.
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