Cylindrical lithium-ion structural batteries for drones

Adam S. Hollinger, Dylan R. McAnallen, Matthew T. Brockett, Scott C. DeLaney, Jun Ma, Christopher D. Rahn

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Abstract

The low cost, simplicity, and easy use of battery-powered multirotor aircraft has led to their adoption in commercial, industrial, agricultural, and military applications. These aircraft, however, have limited payloads and shorter endurance and range than fuel-powered conventional aircraft. To extend these key performance metrics, a structural battery is developed that uses commercially available battery cells as load bearing and power source elements for weight critical applications. The cylindrical structural battery is tested in three-point bending and is found to have four times higher stiffness and two times higher yield strength than the structure without battery reinforcement. Simulations of a quadcopter, redesigned with the proposed cylindrical structural batteries, demonstrate 41% longer hover time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-566
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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Lithium
Aircraft
Ions
Bearings (structural)
Military applications
Agriculture
Industrial applications
Yield stress
Reinforcement
Durability
Stiffness
Drones
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Hollinger, Adam S. ; McAnallen, Dylan R. ; Brockett, Matthew T. ; DeLaney, Scott C. ; Ma, Jun ; Rahn, Christopher D. / Cylindrical lithium-ion structural batteries for drones. In: International Journal of Energy Research. 2020 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 560-566.
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In: International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 44, No. 1, 01.01.2020, p. 560-566.

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