Maximum performance at minimum weight – this is a quick way to summarize the requirements for batteries in aerospace technology. As a result, as well as lead batteries and batteries based on nickel-cadmium or nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion batteries are also used in aerospace applications. These batteries require more complex battery management (BMS) than conventional technologies.

The batteries are used as motor starter batteries, as a power supply for radio, GPS, communications systems, and I/O devices, as well as for de-icing aircraft wings and operating AC systems.

Batteries must therefore be tested under extreme conditions such as vibration, vacuum, and thermal shock. Another important consideration is electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and charging/discharging behavior (cycling). Phoenix Testlab can perform the necessary tests for you according to your requirements.

Test laboratory equipment

  • Temperature and climate cabinets (1.5 / 4 / 15 m³) with option for electrical cycling of the test objects
  • Electrodynamic oscillation test systems with temperature testing
  • Shielding cabins and anechoic chambers for EMC measurement 
  • Salt spray chests and noxious gas testing systems
  • Comprehensive test-specific safety technology
  • Electrical operation with up to 1000 V/for battery systems
  • Electrical operation with up to 100 V/for battery modules
  • Test object control and monitoring via CAN
  • Temperature control systems for imitating internal cooling circuits
  • Devices for measuring the AC internal resistance and the insulation resistance