Power for Pulse Power Applications

By Robert P. Hamlen

Power Division, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command

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The focus of this talk will be to provide information of electrochemical systems capable of providing pulse power for a variety of applications, from electric buses to pulse power weapons.  There will be a review of the various primary and rechargeable batteries, as well as a discussion of the evolution of electrochemical capacitors.  Finally, there will be a discussion of hybrid systems between batteries and ultracapacitors.

After listening to the lecture, students should

  • Have an understanding of the basic differences between batteries and ultracapacitors
  • Understand how the two systems can work together to provide unique power delivery solutions.


Related Reading:

Winter, M.; Brodd, R. J.What Are Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Supercapacitors? Chem. Rev. 2004, 104, 4245– 4269, DOI: 10.1021/cr020730k

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  • Robert P. Hamlen (2016), "Power for Pulse Power Applications," https://nanohub.org/resources/25254.

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