Lithium-Ion Batteries Compared to Lead-Acid Batteries in Mechatronic Football Robots at Different Loads
Electrical Engineering, 3D printing
A battery with improved capacity and current output would enable the creation of more aggressive and strategically enabled robots for Valparaiso’s robot football team. Research and development led to the creation of a lithium-ion battery pack that will accommodate such future designs. The objective of this project is to test the performance of lithium-ion batteries against that of traditional lead-acid batteries. Two load levels representing typical (80 amps) and extreme (120 amps) usage cases are tested on four lead-acid batteries and two lithium-ion batteries. Tests measured maximum output amperage, discharge time, and lifetime charge/discharge cycles.
Storer, Ethan, "Lithium-Ion Batteries Compared to Lead-Acid Batteries in Mechatronic Football Robots at Different Loads" (2021). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 1006.