Scalable High Voltage Architectures to Improve Maintenance and Mobility

NCMS Project #: 142123

Problem: The ability of the automotive industry to design a scalable and robust, high voltage Modular and Open System Architecture (MOSA) is critical for the commercial and public sectors to maintain and sustain fleets of Hybrid Electric and all-Electric Vehicles (HEVs/EVs).    

Benefit: Development of a high-voltage electrification MOSA to quickly integrate and accept multiple power sources (engine generators, reformers, or batteries) and to be scalable across system platform weights will allow industry to develop and integrate new components needed for electrified military and commercial systems.

Solution/Approach: The intent of this initiative is to design and integrate a scalable high voltage MOSA into a hybrid system to assess how the technology can improve reliability, availability, and maintainability across a range of vehicle types.  Using the Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) and Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicles (OMFV) as surrogates, this effort will leverage modeling and simulation and commercial engineering best practices to determine the benefits of the heavyduty parallel hybrid architecture design. 

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Open standards supporting a modular, loosely coupled and highly cohesive system structure 
  • Decrease logistics burden and maintenance issues 
  • Reduce operational and lifecycle costs 
  • Increase warfighter readiness and lethality 

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) 
  • U.S. Army Program Manager – Maneuver Combat Systems (PM MCS)  

Industry Participation:

  • Ricardo Defense
  • NCMS

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Focus Area:

  • Business IT and analytics

Final Report