The capability for quiet electric drive system vehicles requires an adequate source of energy and an efficient drive system. There is significant industry wide effort targeted at the development of compact high energy rechargeable batteries with resulting advances in the ability to store electrical energy.
The Dakota Power technologies will provide high efficiency, power dense electric drives to enable more miles per joule of stored energy. Additionally, the Dakota Power technologies provide the ability to operate without noise.
The ability for efficient quiet operation of electric vehicles provides the opportunity to equip the Army’s combat systems with a wide range of stealth vehicles. Dakota Power technologies provide direct drive control for remote and autonomous stealth vehicles. In addition to the increased efficiency of the direct drive motors, the reduction in weight with the Dakota Power electric drive system equates to increased quiet miles of operation.