Maximum performance at minimum weight – this is a quick way to summarize the requirements for batteries in aerospace technology. As a result, as well as lead batteries and batteries based on nickel-cadmium or nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion batteries are also used in aerospace applications. These batteries require more complex battery management (BMS) than conventional technologies.
The batteries are used as motor starter batteries, as a power supply for radio, GPS, communications systems, and I/O devices, as well as for de-icing aircraft wings and operating AC systems.
Batteries must therefore be tested under extreme conditions such as vibration, vacuum, and thermal shock. Another important consideration is electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and charging/discharging behavior (cycling). Phoenix Testlab can perform the necessary tests for you according to your requirements.