Alternative and/or Augmentation to Field Batteries: the Light Engine

Rechargeable and non-rechargable batteries are currently used as power sources for portable warfighter devices such as field radios, night vision devices, weapon sights, GPS units, etc. In terms of battery capacity, average warfighter electronics consume power equivalent to that of 88 AA batteries over the course of an average 5 day mission. The burden and distraction of using battery based power sources in the field is at best a nuisance, and can become deadly under the worst of circumst...
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