The GENESIS innovation presentation, which is completely self-financed, highlights FFG’s innovative ability and convincingly shows the business’s knowledge in the domains of hybrid drive innovation, software advancement, and electronic control.
The GENESIS total hybrid innovation presentation was revealed for the very first time by Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG). This is the very first 8-ton armoured combating electrical vehicle to have a total hybrid powertrain, private wheel speed control, and healing. According to business remarks, the revealed vehicle is entirely functional, with the exception of the 30 mm Kongsberg turret, which has actually been installed however not yet connected owing to scheduling constraints.
Future vehicle efforts, such as the follower to the Fennek reconnaissance vehicle or the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) as a third-generation primary fight tank, ought to consist of FFG as a partner and substantial innovation service provider.
The GENESIS is a hybrid electrical vehicle that mixes a modular vehicle style with hybrid powertrain innovation. The power supply system, driving system, driver cabin, and other essential control elements and subsystems are all housed on the armoured vehicle platform. By including many objective modules to this standardized platform, it might be tailored for a wide variety of jobs. 2 team members run the platform (leader and driver).
FFG wanted to place itself as a technological provider for the future reconnaissance vehicle (FENNEK follower) or the Main Ground Combat System with the discussion of the totally self-funded research study (MGCS). The demonstrator’s advancement started 2 years earlier by FFG.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The GENESIS War tank is developed on the very same modular concept as the BOXER, with independent driving and objective elements. The previous’s propulsion system is diesel-electric, with complete set up power of 1,368 kW. The diesel motor is just utilized to create electrical power for the vehicle’s electrical storage system, which is likewise at the front. The 8 electrical motors in the axles are powered by the saved electrical energy, which moves as much as 15,622 Nm torque to the private wheels through independent drive shafts. The vehicle’s all-electric drive-by-wire control innovation is at the core of the drive.
With the important knowledge developed by FFG’s own software department, there is no physical link in between the driver’s controls and the wheels. The vehicle is guided in the exact same way as a tracked vehicle is guided, by changing the torque of the specific wheels. The system, according to FFG, is entirely scalable and suitable for 4 × 4 or 6 × 6 cars. Private motors or wheels can be set up to idle if they stop working, enabling the vehicle to finish its function.
Because the powertrain is lacking transmission and guiding elements, there are no expenses connected with the purchase and upkeep of these parts, which are needed in conventional drives. The diesel-electric drive has fringe benefits because it permits soundless driving or operating of the observation and interaction devices when the engine is shut off (Silent Watch).
The ventilation system, which is just needed at particular temperature levels, and the tire driving sound would be audible sources of sound in this circumstances, although they would be significantly lower than those of standard drives. Unlike an internal combustion engine, the electrical motor has complete torque even while stationary, permitting it to track well. EVs can likewise serve as “electrical energy filling stations” at the very same time.
FFG Genesis Range
The Genesis has a travelling series of 40 to 150 kilometers when utilizing electrical propulsion. The vehicle’s diesel motor can obtain a leading speed of 100 km/h and an optimum driving variety of 600 kilometers. With a length of 8.25 meters, a width of 2.25 meters, and a height of 2.40 meters, it has a battle weight of 40 loads.
FFG Genesis Mission
For some objectives, the big onboard energy storage system can be utilized to please peaceful watch requirements for prolonged amount of times. An objective can be extended for a couple of hours depending upon the power requirements of the peaceful watch. It is likewise possible to accomplish quiet motion over a brief range, permitting the vehicle to enter into or out of hostile surface without being found.
With a Kongsberg unmanned turret geared up with one 30 mm automated cannon, the FFG Genesis Technology Demonstrator was developed to be released as an IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). It includes a three-person team, consisting of the driver, leader, and gunner, and can bring as much as 10 infantrymen in the back.
Driving & Safety
The “Drive-by-Wire” control innovation lies at the heart of the electrical drive system. With the assistance of FFG software professionals, this option removes the requirement for a physical link in between the driver’s controls and the specific wheels. Rather, each wheel’s own speed control and torque variation are utilized to assist the vehicle.
The expenses of getting and preserving elements that are needed in conventional drivetrains are prevented because the drivetrain does not need standard transmissions and guiding components. The team controls and keeps track of all of the vehicle’s primary operations through 3 multipurpose touch display screens.
Several security systems have actually been established to separate the electrical connections in between the vehicle’s hull and electrical storage system in case of fight damage to secure the vehicle’s team from harmful electrical dangers.
The vehicle’s modular principle makes it fairly simple to integrate varied objective setups utilizing self-governing objective modules. A wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with a Kongsberg unmanned 30 mm turret and a fight compartment for approximately 10 infantrymen was on display screen.
FFG presently prepares to completely check the GENESIS in order to discover more about how to build future fight lorries.
FFG Genesis Advantages
- Low acoustic and thermal signature for a quiet relocation.
- Exceptional efficiency specifications.
- Emissions are decreased as an outcome of the energy-saving cruise (200 kW diesel generator).
- Future vehicle efforts, such as the follower Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicle or the Franco-German MGSC, will take advantage of scalable drive innovation (4 × 4, 6 × 6).
- In a set field camp operation, there is an electrical source of power for external gadgets.
- The modular vehicle architecture offers a broad variety of objective setups thanks to self-contained objectives modules like individuals providers, armored medical evacuation automobiles, and mobile command posts, to name a few.
|Crew||2 + X|
|Weight (incl. module)||40 t|
|engine power||1.368 kW|
|Peak torque||15622 Nm/wheel|
|Speed||> 100 km/h|
|climbing up capability||60%/ 30%|
|Range||150 km at 40 km/h (electrical)|
|Travel variety||600 km at 60 km/h (diesel-electric)|
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