On-Demand Webinar Explains Next Generation Electrical Power Architectures for Military Vehicles

March 31, 2014

HVDC WebinarsIn this webinar rebroadcast, George Hamilton, Deputy Associate Director, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC, describes the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Electrical Power Architecture TARDEC is developing for the Army combat platforms. George is lead engineer on the project, and provides valuable insight into the complete project from requirements to the technologies used and power architectures developed.

Moderated by Stephen Oliver, VP of the VI Chip Division, the webinar explains the benefits of HVDC power distribution in military vehicles, and describes how TARDEC has realized a design using this approach.

The move to HVDC is driven by the increasing development of hybrid and electrical vehicles for defense applications to provide dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency. Many of these use HVDC electrical power distribution at 600 V, driven by Army specification MIL-PRF-GCS600A.

This webinar looks at:

  • Why relying on diesel engines is inefficient
  • The benefit of Silicon Carbide in HVDC systems
  • Example HVDC schematics for military land vehicles
  • How to create a bidirectional HVDC system to enable battery charging
  • The standards that need to be considered


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