Chapter 6

Rechargeable Batteries for Military Applications

6.1 Introduction

High-technology rechargeable batteries are being developed that incorporate saline- and alkaline-based electrolytes. These batteries are best suited for various military applications for which minimum weight, size, and cost as well as high reliability are of critical importance. In the case of certain battlefield applications, portability, efficiency, and collapsibility are additional design requirements. Preliminary studies performed by the author seem to indicate that ...

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