Studying the Efficacy of Using Resistive Circuits to Maintain Optimal Temperatures for Peak Battery Performance in Cold Ambient Conditions

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

This project seeks to quantitatively investigate the electrical charge necessary to maintain a battery bank at nominal operating temperatures in various ambient conditions. An effectiveness analysis will be performed to determine whether the energy consumption necessary to maintain operating temperatures could be offset by an improved energy storage rate. A more efficient system could potentially lead to a smaller necessitated storage capacity; leading to reduced cost, weight, and size for battery payloads needed in various applications.

Profile

Name: Corey Giddings, Undergraduate Student

Institution: University of Alaska Anchorage

Major: Electrical Engineering

Mentor: Nathaniel Hicks, nkhicks@alaska.edu

Award: Apprenticeship

Funding Period: 2021 to 2022