FURI, KEEN | Spring 2019

Battery Decay Rate and Life Cycle in Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries

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The objective of the research project is to determine the baseline life cycle and battery decay rate of a lithium-ion polymer battery in drones. The first experiment had the drone statically hovering, which simulated a uniform power draw for a baseline measure. Continuing research tested the battery decay by performing three uniform experiments to completely discharge the batteries. The tests were designed to subject the batteries to real operating conditions to investigate the impact on battery decay rate. The goal is to help reduce the carbon footprint while simultaneously maximizing the life cycle of batteries.

Student researcher

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Christopher Vaughn

Engineering (mechanical systems)

Hometown: North Port, Florida

Graduation date: Spring 2020