Accession Number ADA577252
Title Military Hybrid Vehicle Survey.
Publication Date Aug 2011
Media Count 17p
Personal Author D. M. Kramer G. P. Parker
Abstract Hybrid vehicles are common in the marketplace for passenger cars and commercial applications such as delivery trucks and transit buses. One of the biggest justifications for hybrids is their fuel efficiency. However, the U.S. military has yet to field a hybrid vehicle even though battle field fuel costs can be as much as $400 per gallon. This is not due to a lack of investment in research and development, since much work has been done. The goal of this survey paper is to summarize past research in both the commercial and government sectors towards achieving a military hybrid vehicle and provide recommendations for a path forward. Special attention is given to drive cycles and the unique requirements that impact military hybrid vehicle design.
Keywords Battlefields
Efficiency
Fuel consumption
Ground vehicles
Hybrid systems
Military vehicles


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
74 - Military Sciences
97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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