FURI | Fall 2018

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. The goal is to help reduce the carbon footprint while simultaneously helping to maximize the life cycle of batteries. Future research will continue to test battery decay by doing three uniform experiments to completely discharge the batteries. The tests will be designed to subject the batteries to real operating conditions to show how the decay rate is affected.

Student researcher

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Christopher Vaughn

Engineering (mechanical systems)

Hometown: North Port, Florida

Graduation date: Spring 2020