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Ned C. Forrester

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250 watt hour battery module
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REMUS-100, 250 Wh battery pack, disassembled, showing (cw from bottom left) electronic controller, cell pack, cover and base. (Ned Forrester)


REMUS vehicle battery tray
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1 kWh battery tray (foreground) for REMUS-100 vehicle (background), assembled from 4 250 Wh modules. (Ned Forrester)


550 watt hour battery
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Battery module and controller used in the Tunnel Inspection Vehicle, and in the REMUS-600 vehicle. (Ned Forrester)


Tunnel inspection vehicle battery
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7 kWh battery, made from 16, 450 Wh modules, as used in the Tunnel Inspection Vehicle that took 180,000 photographs inside a 70 kilometer long under ground aqueduct for the City of New York (2003). (Ned Forrester)


5.5 kilowatt hour battery tray
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5.5 kWh battery tray for REMUS-600 (12.75 inch diameter) vehicle. One to three trays can be installed, depending on mission requirements and payload. (Ned Forrester)


750 watt hour battery
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750 Wh battery module for REMUS-6000 vehicle. 8 of these are installed in a 1 cm thick titanium housing. Two housings power the REMUS-6000 (SAMS) vehicle to depths of 6000 meters. (Ned Forrester)


Sixteen REMUS-6000 battery modules assembled into two housings.
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16 REMUS-6000 battery modules assembled with titanium end caps and electrical penetration for installation into two pressure housings (not shown). (Ned Forrester)


AUV Li-Ion Battery Systems

Collaborators:
Mathews Associates
Saft America

Various Lithium-Ion battery systems have been developed for the REMUS series of autonomous underwater vehicles. Ranging is size from 1 to 16 kWh, these systems are built from arrays of smaller batteries. Each component battery provides 250 to 750 Wh, and is equipped with extensive protection, charge, and data functions.

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