Power Management Systems

Overview Power Management Systems
By Technology Editor Last updated: November 16th, 2020

Military Power Management Systems

Modern missions that support C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) and network-centric operations, require complex, power-hungry electronics and tactical power requirements are only ever going to increase. Intensifying this strain on are older mechanical auxiliary subsystems, whose ungainly and continuous operations are intrinsically ineffective, for example their need to vent waste heat through already overstretched cooling systems.

Power drain is one of the biggest threats to mission success and robust power management systems are crucial to modern day tactical operations. Types of power management systems range from dead battery protection systems to complex controllers that monitor and manage multiple battery banks.

These are used to enhance the mechanical and electrical power of ground vehicles to allow customised, high-energy capabilities for use in C4ISR applications, autonomous systems, active protection systems, directed energy weapons, ‘stealth’ electric propulsion drivetrains, and more.