Enhancement of defense equipments and
extreme environmental conditions are creating new demands
Lithium Polymer Battery for Defense Application
Enhancement of defense equipments and the entrance of environmental restrictions are creating new demand for advanced battery technology.
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Enhancement of defense equipments and
Enhancement of defense equipments and extreme environmental conditions are creating new demands for advanced battery technology. Increasing trends toward automatically controlled equipment further emphasize the importance of supplying better batteries. In short, safe and high performing batteries can determine the outcome of critical operations.
UAV, Drone, and Fighter jet require reliable and proven batteries as the operation environment is unstable and extreme. Kokam’s aviation batteries (Manned Aerial Vehicle & UAV battery) are reliable in safety, space efficient and quiet in power source for UAV and other aviations. UAV and drones are controlled from ground-based stations. Such advanced vehicles require advanced sensory, communication and power components to ensure a safe and reliable flight. Installing high tech components into a relatively small UAV and other aviation is often challenging. However compact features of Lithium Polymer battery allow additional space within the UAV and other aviation, which could be used to accommodate various components. The feature helps any kinds of aerial vehicles disposing Kokam UAV battery to be lighter and fly faster than others.
High energy density, high power and light weight Lithium Polymer battery improves the mobility of wheeled vehicles. More military transport, combat, and unmanned vehicles are turning toward fully electrical or hybrid systems where the battery becomes the primary source of power propulsion.
Lithium Polymer battery is the best source of power for UUV, Torpedo and Submarine. Its compact design brings higher efficiency and strengthens reliability for diverse marine applications.
Kokam’s Mobile ESS provides sufficient energy for various devices in the battlefield. Compared to the conventional diesel generator, it releases less noise and heat, allowing for more efficient energy supply.
Batteries are installed in various types of military communication equipments, providing reliable power under harsh conditions at critical times. The same technology is used for emergency power support in telecom stations and control facilities.
1. UAV / DRONE / FIGHTER JET
Well-Verified and Market-Leading Performances in the Most Extreme Weather Conditions
In aviation, the reliable performance of batteries is imperative, being able to withstand frequent changes in temperature or other environmental conditions as well as being light-weight. Kokam’s products, battery for manned aerial vehicles such as flight jets and UAV battery, meet these requirements and are tested to be fully functional over a wide range of temperature, humidity and pressure.
The high-power output feature is ideal not only as the energy source of main propulsion but also as an aircraft backup power source, which can function in the event of a normal power system failure. The compactness of Kokam’s manned aerial vehicles and UAV battery solution decreases the overall consumption of fuel – saving both cost and energy.
Kokam has successfully designed and manufactured mission-critical battery solutions in aviation, which have been applied to variety of solutions out in the field today.
Battery Solution for Manned Aerial Vehicles and UAV
2. ARMED FIGHTING / SUPPORT VEHICLE
Kokam designs and develops Lithium Polymer battery to meet the military requirements of high power and high energy density systems with less weight. They are applied for both armed fighting vehicles (Stryker / Cougar / M-series Tanks) and support vehicles (FMTV / HEMMT / HUMVEE). Today, Lithium Polymer batteries are not only designed for startup application, but also for independent power sources for other various applications in vehicles designed for military tactics, ground robotics and exploration vehicles for research markets. Together with our technical capabilities and system-level knowledge, we will keep innovating to meet customer’s requirements.
- High energy & high power density
- Maintenance free
- Certified & standardized for military applications
- Significant volume reduction
- Flexible packaging
- Longer calendar & cycle life
Military battery needs are various and demanding. But total reliability is key –
- To optimize the efficiency in military operation and training in extreme environment
– To provide sufficient energy for transportation
Kokam’s optimized systems achieve peak performance and enable long & reliable application life. The design and manufacturing of the primary & rechargeable batteries and charging accessories are custom built for precise requirements.
- Freely scalable system design
- Superior power and energy
- Extended battery service life
- Sustains high power in low temperatures
- Preserved from electrical and physical abuse
- Long maintenance free periods for lower costs in cycle life
3. UUV / TORPEDO / SUBMARINE
DEPLOYMENT OF LITHIUM POLYMER BATTERIES POWERS STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE
Advanced technology in Lithium Polymer battery is enabling strategic advantages in marine applications. The battery has high energy density both in weight and volume, coupled with the capacity to rapidly charge and discharge, delivering immense amounts of power over many thousands of cycles with minimum degradation. Compared to the lead acid batteries, the Lithium Polymer battery delivers higher amounts of stored energy and power.
Kokam is taking a leading place in the field of Lithium Polymer battery for maritime applications. Examples of large scale deployment of Kokam Lithium Polymer battery include electric propulsion of surface ships (100% battery powered ferries with displacement of up to 3000 tonnes); hybrid ship propulsion to reduce fuel consumption and boost peak power, thus reducing reliance on gas turbines and propulsion of diesel electric submarines with the strategic advantages of increased sub surface range, higher speed, and reduced surface charge time.
As with all technology deployments, safe operation requires a fully engineered solution. In addition, selecting the most suitable technology for each application is imperative for a successful deployment.
For example, the propelling characteristic of a torpedo is remarkably different compared to that of a submarine. Kokam offers customized cells that are best suitable for specific applications.
Kokam ensures the safety of the cells by selecting the appropriate chemical ingredients and adopting rigorous quality management procedures. That is why Kokam has over 10 years of incident-free deployment of Lithium Polymer cells in marine applications such as the UUVs, submarines, and torpedoes.
4. PORTABLE DEVICE & MOBILE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
Kokam’s Mobile ESS assures successful military operation by effectively using the limited space, improving the condition of driving & transportation in the battlefield.
We also provide our customers with a simple inspection & repair procedure to optimize military operation and training.
- Operational in -20°C to +60°C
- More than 8,000 Cycles (80% DOD)
- 95% Charge/Discharge efficiency
- Strong endurance against vibration and physical impact
- Applied anti-swing & low noise technology
Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery for portable electronic devices
- Wide operating temperature range
- High energy density
- High power
- Operational life greater than 300cycles to 80% capacity at 100% DoD
- Flexible output voltage
- Robust molded plastic case
- Strong endurance against extreme environmental conditions