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Batteries 2016, 2(2), 17;

Calculation of Constant Power Lithium Battery Discharge Curves

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ 86314, USA
Academic Editor: Andreas Jossen
Received: 22 February 2016 / Revised: 17 May 2016 / Accepted: 7 June 2016 / Published: 11 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lithium Ion Batteries)
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Standard battery testing procedure consists of discharging the battery at constant current. However, for battery powered aircraft application, consideration of the cruise portion of the flight envelope suggests that power should be kept constant, implying that battery characterization should occur over a constant power discharge. Consequently, to take advantage of existing battery discharge curves it would be useful to have a methodology that can extract a constant power discharge curve from a constant current discharge curve. The development of such a methodology for lithium batteries is described in this article. View Full-Text
Keywords: battery discharge curve; lithium battery; constant power discharge curve; battery powered aircraft battery discharge curve; lithium battery; constant power discharge curve; battery powered aircraft

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