Today’s launch vehicles contain multiple batteries, which collectively perform a long list of essential functions. These applications—and the batteries that power them—can be divided into three major categories.
The functional battery provides the power supply for the main electrical equipment.
Batteries that activate pyrotechnic devices—otherwise known as flight termination batteries. These applications require batteries that can perform within potentially severe environmental parameters and have been designed for high power or pulse power delivery.
Batteries that provide a high power supply for the control of actuators by electric motors or electrically driven pumps. These functions demand energy dense batteries that can deliver very high power.
The EnerSys Advanced Solution
As part of EnerSys Advanced Solution, we can offer a variety of energy storage solutions to this launcher market, including lithium primary thermal and liquid reserve batteries through our EAS & Enser facilities as will as lithium-ion solutions through our ABSL facilities. For lithium-ion designs, EnerSys Advanced Solutions will evaluate Quallion lithium-ion cell designs (ranging from cylindrical 18650 to large prismatic form factors) for mission suitability.