LEO life tests on a 75 Ah bipolar nickel-hydrogen batteryThe design, building, and testing of an actively cooled 10-cell 75-Ah bipolar nickel/hydrogen battery are discussed. During the last 1000 cycles, the battery has shown some evidence of elecrical performance degradation. In particular, EOC and EOD voltages have increased and decreased by several millivolts, respectively, and deep discharge capacities to a 1.0 V/cell average cutoff voltage have decreased.
Lenhart, S. (Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Koehler, C. (Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Applewhite, A. (Ford Aerospace Corp. Palo Alto, CA, United States)