The Penn State Battery Application Technology Testing & Energy Research Laboratory (BATTERY) works to develop and test advanced chemistry batteries at the application level including full electric vehicle energy storage and management systems. The laboratory supports the efforts and initiatives of vehicle manufacturers and researchers in both government and industry.
The laboratory performs battery characterization, thermal management system development/testing and hardware in the loop analysis. Facilitating this research and testing are an AeroVironment ABC150 or AV900 power processing machine and or walk-in environmental chamber.
The laboratory is capable of testing from 8 VDC to 750VDC
systems up to +/- 1000 Amps in -65 to 85 degree Celsius climates including humidity control.
The laboratory also supports research and testing of other electrochemical engines such as hydrogen fuel cells or even small engine/generator systems. Vehicle integration and design assistance as well as full vehicle testing from hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) to prototype are also performed on site.
For more information, contact Timothy Cleary, BATTERY Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.