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Space Vector Batteries

Powering our National Defense.

Space Vector currently fabricates a variety of rechargeable (secondary) batteries used in launch vehicle, spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications. These rugged 28 Vdc batteries power vehicle systems under severe boost and space conditions. Batteries can be mounted with or without isolators. The 2.5 AH battery is used on several range approved RCC-319 Flight Termination Systems (FTS) and often coupled with our FTS relay box to power the command/destruct receivers, S&A, and destruct ordnance as shown the block diagram below.  Our batteries have successfully passed qualification level thermal cycling, vibration, shock, vacuum, humidity, fungus resistance, fine sand, salt fog, explosive atmosphere, and EMI/EMC testing and have flown on a variety of missions and vehicle configurations.

Space Vector produces a line of aerospace-grade lithium-ion batteries. The 2.5 Ah Li-Ion FTS battery is designed as a drop-in replacement for our existing 2.2 Ah Ni-Cd battery and incorporates high-current cells capable of delivering over 10 Amps (200 ms pulse) at 28 Vdc under extreme environments. The 39611 series batteries use the SVCharge™ Smart Battery Technology which provides Programmable Protection and Monitoring. The cells within the battery are balanced during charging with optional “Flight Mode” lockout of protection features during flight. Li-Ion batteries can be purchased either with an internal or external Battery Management System (BMS). Battery Chargers are available to discharge the batteries in the field, measure capacity, and display cell voltage, current, and temperature.

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Batteries

Lithium-ion Range Safety Battery PN 39401

2.5 Ah Li-Ion Flight Safety Battery
2.5 Ah Li-Ion Flight Safety Battery

Features• Compact and Lightweight• Digital Interface• RS-422 Standard Communication• Digital and analog cell Health and Status (H&S) data• Micro-D Connectors• Rugged Aluminum Housing• 23.5 W Cell Heater for low temp. operation < -20°C• Cells Screened and Batteries Tested per RCC 319

 

SpecificationsWeight: 1.3 - 1.6 lbs.Dimensions: 3.5” H x 4.1” W x 2.0” D (39401 version)Capacity: 2.5 Ah nom. (2.0 Ah min., 3.0 Ah max.)Voltage: 28.8 V Nominal (33.6 V to 20.0 V)Charge Current: 1.5 A (4 A max.)Discharge Current: 5 A Continuous (10 A Pulse)Operating Temp.: -20°C to +70°C (-43°C with heaters)

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery PN 39611

Li-Ion Range Safety Battery
Li-Ion Range Safety Battery

FeaturesSVCharge™ Smart Battery Management System (BMS)• Completely decoupled during flight• Digital Interface• RS-485 Standard Communication CANBus provides voltage, current, and temperature data• Digital and analog cell Health and Status (H&S) data• D38999 Connectors• Rugged Aluminum Housing• Cells Screened and Batteries Tested per RCC 319

 

SpecificationsWeight: 3.75 lbsDimensions: 4.25” H x 3.2” W x 7.4” LCapacity: 2.5 Ah nom. (2.0 Ah min., 3.0 Ah max.)Voltage: 28.8 V Nominal (33.6 V to 20.0 V)Charge Current: 1.5 A (4 A max.)Discharge Current: 5 A ContinuousDischarge Temp.: -20°C to +60°C

Configurations-Basic-1 Includes heaters for < -20°C operation

Battery Chargers

Lab and Vehicle based charging
Lab and Vehicle based charging
Battery Charger GUI
Battery Charger GUI

Features: 

Full logging of battery data

Simple or in-depth interfaces

Rugged versions available

Umbilical interface options

Field versions