Optimizing Power availability for next generation Military Vehicle Solutions
Ready for today’s and tomorrow’s Battery technologies
One solution to operate both conventional NATO 6T 12V Lead acid batteries, and next generation 6T 24V Li-ion batteries.
• Simple swap between various battery technologies
• No changes in vehicle harnessing required
• No vehicle re-qualification required
Avoid dead Batteries in the field
Knowledge of your energy situation and a granted engine start is key.
• Real-time information of the entire vehicle power, adds
value to the situational awareness of the vehicle crew
• Reserve protection management to crank/start the vehicle
engine under all circumstances
Reduce Carbon footprint
Reduce fuel consumption through avoiding engine idling to generate power.
• Gain economies on fuel through up to 50% extended
Silent Watch Time capabilities
• Reduce CO2 emissions through max. access of available
Power storage capacity (reduced engine idling)
Addressing Mission Critical Needs with:
• Increase of Silent Watch period
(optimization of battery capacity)
• Increase of vehicle range through avoiding engine idling
• Decrease of vehicle both audio and thermal profile by
avoiding engine idling
Logistical Cost advantage
Savings of Logistical Costs by:
• Extension of battery lifetime by employing different
charging algorithms that equalize the load and ageing
over all batteries
• One stop replacement of all batteries
Leverage on Synergies at all technological levels
Partnerships with some of the world's most innovating technology leaders, to provide smart integration of products from various suppliers and generations, for:
• Power Generation
• Power Storage
• Power Distribution
• Power Conversion
There is a need for smart Power Systems on Military Vehicles
There is a transformation happening in the world of armored vehicles. This transformation is accelerating at unprecedented speed. Our customers come to us with big ambitions, striving for combat vehicles which are more complex in their abilities but not in operation. They are looking beyond standard vehicle power systems and recognizing the added value of a truly robust scope of power solutions offerings. Why?
Technology aboard a vehicle is changing faster than ever before, and power demands are continuing to rise. Power availability and reliability are of Vehicle Commanders primary concerns on a mission. Our customers require solutions to help a vehicle crew to focus on the task in hand and not have to worry about available power.
Through such a fast-paced evolution, only a highly skilled industrial partner can help customers get the most out of their vehicle power. And that’s where Thales comes in!
Our next generation Power Management and Monitoring Solutions for both wheeled and tracked armored have been made to provide:
Precise Battery State of Charge (SoC), Battery State of Health (SoH) and remaining Time to Go (TtG) information;
A high level of scalability and flexibility to meet the requirements for the full range of tracked and wheeled platforms as well as allow for future evolution;
Interface to third party applications like Health and Usage Management Systems (HUMS) and Platform Management applications;
Permanent function of primary vehicle services and functions without limitations from the operation of combat system payloads;
Export Power capabilities (Microgrid);
Economies on fuel and batteries even under demanding mission conditions;
Long life operability and optimized efforts in logistics and maintenance.
Discover our next generation Power Solutions
Power Management System
Our Power Management solutions continuously manage the power supply of your platforms, by determining which systems receive energy and which sources provide it. The modular architecture of the systems allows for a quick mission specific configuration of the vehicle platform ensuring that only required systems receive power and ensuring that the available power reserves are maximized.
Knowing the status of your platforms' power supply is crucial for any mission. Whether Li-Ion or lead acid batteries, Thales Battery Monitoring Systems (TBMS) provide accurate State of Charge (SoC), State of Health (SoH), and remaining Time to Go (TtG) information of your platforms batteries.
Power Distribution Units
Thales offers a wide range of Power Distribution Units (PDU) from standard PDUs up to smart Solid-State Power Controller (SSPC). Our solutions are available for differently rated currents and voltages to meet with our customer’s individual power requirements (e.g DC/DC conversion, USB Sockets...).
Customized Power Solutions
Alongside developments for power solutions, we can easily make modifications to our standard products, or custom design a solution which is tailored for your specific requirements, while saving space, reducing weight and lowering costs. Together, we can design the optimal solution for your specific application.
Why choose Thales Power Systems Solutions?
In a world that is increasingly fast moving, unpredictable - and full of opportunities, customers from all thinkable sectors come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise our engineers in Switzerland design and deliver extraordinary high technology Power Solutions. Power Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today.
Our Power Solutions have been developed to manage the heterogenous environment of either our own- or third-party products from various generations to be operated jointly and to their full extent while feeding all from the same precious and scarce resources on-board: Electricity.
Power Solutions by design, is only one level of the services Thales brings. Another is integration of Power Systems that protect armed forces from everyday threats while allowing them to pursue their mission, as well as to provide vehicle specific recovery procedures.
Thales Power Systems solutions are not only polyvalent, flexible solutions but also stand for Thales’s excellence in taking the lead as a preferred system integrator for complex technical projects. Our references thus make the pride of both, our satisfied customers and our skilled engineers. With the aim to provide armed forces worldwide with vehicle mission systems that interact with each other, regardless on which platform they are installed, we will help you think smarter and act faster - mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. Whatever it takes.
Quality and Innovation - Swiss Made
As a customer of Thales, you benefit from over 20 years of experience in Power Management solutions. Our products can be implemented with low risk and cost-efficient.
As the Groups Center-of-Competence for Power System solutions, Thales in Switzerland is proud to uphold our nation’s reputation for highest quality and innovation. With our team of experts, we are committed to excellence. No matter how challenging your project is, our 550 employees stay by our customer's side until the task is completed.
With Thales as your partner for Power Systems solutions, you will gain access to new levels of innovation and technology. The result? Systems in vehicle platforms are fully integrated, subsystems optimized, weight reduced, battery life extended, and power efficiency is maximized.
At Thales we have thought about this a lot. One of the main reasons for leaving the engine running is the lack of confidence in the availability of electricity. Crews run their engines at idle all the time to make sure the batteries are charged. This is a common practic...
A website can never tell the whole story. Let’s arrange a meeting and have a conversation, either in Switzerland or at your preferred facilities.
We’ll sit with you, listen intently to your needs, and show you our Power Systems solutions via our fully functional demonstration kits which we can easily carry with us to any place in the world.
After an initial discussion, we are able to offer you our high-performance Power Management, Battery Monitoring or Power Distribution solutions, tailored to your specific needs, and thus ensure the success of your future missions.
“Wherever power is generated, shared or stored, in a vehicle platform, we are there for you to build trust and ensure a state-of-the-art, and fully integrated power architecture for your vehicle platform.” Daniel Seiler - Export Sales Manager
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