publication . Other literature type . Conference object . 1994

The Clementine Nickel Hydrogen Common Pressure Vessel Battery

Christopher Garner;
Open Access
  • Published: 31 Aug 1994
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The Clementine spacecraft was launched in January 1994 to demonstrate advanced lightweight technologies for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). One of the key technologies was the first use of a multi-cell nickel hydrogen (NiH2) common pressure vessel (CPV) battery. The 5.0 inch diameter, 22 cell, 15.0 ampere-hour NiH2 CPV battery was manufactured by Johnson Controls Battery Group Inc., (JCBGI). Battery test and integration was performed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The battery was mounted to the spacecraft using a unique, lightweight graphite epoxy structure. An integral mounted pressure transducer provided battery pressure data for a ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Metallurgy, Nuclear chemistry, Chemistry, Nickel, chemistry.chemical_element, Battery (electricity), Pressure vessel, Hydrogen
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