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Modern Hybrid Systems for Critical Needs
- Gregory J. Moore - Yardney Technical Products, Inc. ,
- Frank Puglia - Yardney Technical Products, Inc. ,
- Joe Gnanaraj - Yardney Technical Products, Inc. ,
- Seth Cohen - Yardney Technical Products, Inc. ,
- Arthur Dobley - Yardney Technical Products, Inc. ,
- Ryan Lawrence - Yardney Technical Products, Inc. ,
- Stephen Lasher - eNow Energy ,
- Bob Doane - eNow Energy ,
- Rong Yan - Maxwell Technologies, Inc. ,
- Lawrence Myron - JSR Micro Inc.
ISSN: 1946-3855, e-ISSN: 1946-3901
Published September 16, 2014 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Moore, G., Puglia, F., Myron, L., Lasher, S. et al., "Modern Hybrid Systems for Critical Needs," SAE Int. J. Aerosp. 7(2):199-206, 2014, https://doi.org/10.4271/2014-01-2204.
For 70 years Yardney has been a leader in specialty battery and energy systems for military, space, avionics, weapon systems and undersea vehicles. In addition to battery systems, Yardney also delivers hybrid systems for ground, space, undersea and avionic applications. The beauty of hybrid systems, combining energy sources such as batteries, capacitors, fuel cells and solar, is that they can be used to optimize energy and power density, and with proper design, the systems can also lead to longevity of components and an overall cost savings. For ground applications, utilization of hybrid systems can assist in conservation of fuel by making vehicle applications more efficient. For space applications, satisfying pulses can be improved by a capacitor and battery hybrid energy storage system. To optimize aircraft performance and decrease operating costs, avionics are beginning to move towards more electric aircrafts (MEA). This embraces the concept of utilizing electrical power for driving aircraft subsystems currently powered by mechanical means. An important part of this concept is the development and demonstration of a hybrid (battery-capacitor) system of appropriate size and mass that can be shown to stabilize the bus, enhance reliability, fault-tolerance, and power density. For these needs, Yardney has developed models, delivered systems and continues working on new applications.