Battery Capstone Project


Excerpt from December 18, 2013 Poster Register, by Nate Sunderland

Seven BYU-I students worked with Idaho National Engineering Laboratory to help develop a

system to test the health and life span of individual battery cells within a complex device or

machine without interrupting what the battery was doing. Each of the students were tasked with

developing a portion of the device’s circuitry. They put in more than 1,120 hours combined on the

project… doing research, selecting parts and building the various components.

“It was cool to work with the INL and be part of this measurement system”, senior Derek Nelson said. “At first, I had a hard time understanding the concept…then I got it – so it was a great opportunity to learn.”

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