BAE Systems Selected to Develop Humvee on-Board Vehicle Power System

Jul 19, 2005

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has selected BAE Systems to begin development of an on-board vehicle power system for the Marine Corps' High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, known commonly as the Humvee.

The study contract calls for system requirements definition and preliminary design work on a system that would enable a Humvee to generate 30 kilowatts of continuous mobile on-board power.

BAE Systems will apply its extensive power management experience in both military and commercial hybrid vehicles to its solution for the Marine Corps requirement. BAE Systems is the propulsion and power subsystem integrator for the Future Combat Systems Multifunction Utility/Logistics Equipment vehicle (MULE), and its commercial hybrid vehicles include buses that have logged more than 2 million miles of revenue service in New York City.

Buses equipped with BAE Systems' HybriDrive propulsion system typically achieve 25 percent to 35 percent greater fuel economy than standard diesel buses and generate significantly lower emissions.

"Our power management expertise has been recognized in both the military and commercial segments," said Hank McGlynn, vice president of Power Systems for BAE Systems. "The expertise we have built through these activities is directly applicable to the U.S. Marine Corps' need for the vehicle-based on-board power that will make possible the more-electric force of tomorrow."

The Office of Naval Research's On-Board Vehicle Power study contract includes an option to fund BAE Systems to develop a prototype system for installation on a Humvee to support U.S. government testing.

The Humvee is a highly mobile, diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive vehicle that can be configured for multiple purposes, including troop carrier, armament carrier, ambulance, and TOW missile carrier. It is designed for use on all types of roads and for cross-country use in all weather conditions.

Copyright 2005 by Space Daily, Distributed by United Press International

Explore further: Magic Leap moves beyond older lines of VR

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Europe's new age of metals begins

Sep 11, 2014

ESA has joined forces with other leading research institutions and more than 180 European companies in a billion-euro effort developing new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this century.

Ukraine war already in full swing in cyberspace

Mar 16, 2014

With cyberattacks already launched against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and NATO, the ground war may not have started in Ukraine but computer warfare is already raging.

Google exec in NKorea openness call

Jan 09, 2013

(AP)—A private delegation including Google's Eric Schmidt is urging North Korea to allow more open Internet access and cellphones to benefit its citizens, the mission's leader said Wednesday in the country ...

Smart suit improves physical endurance

Jul 20, 2012

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that it has received a $2.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop ...

Recommended for you

Magic Leap moves beyond older lines of VR

25 minutes ago

Two messages from Magic Leap: Most of us know that a world with dragons and unicorns, elves and fairies is just a better world. The other message: Technology can be mindboggingly awesome. When the two ...

NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

1 hour ago

NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents.

Team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification

1 hour ago

The 3-D world of the popular "Minecraft" video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, "Polycraft World," created by University of Texas at Dallas professors, ...

States ascend into the cloud

2 hours ago

Seven years ago, the state of Delaware started moving computer servers out of closets and from under workers' desks to create a consolidated data center and a virtual computing climate.

User comments : 0