Defense officials and military program managers are moving to a multilayer architecture that permits consolidation of several discrete electronic devices to realize a significant reduction in cost, weight, size, and capacity of rechargeable batteries. If military planners are looking at such an architecture, then unique battery technologies have to be explored to meet the power requirements of several devices from a single power source. Batteries for tactical communications equipment must be capable of adapting automatically and continuously to network changes and should support the time-critical missions as well as provide uninterrupted power with the utmost safety and security . U.S. battery suppliers are considering the development of next-generation rechargeable batteries specifically for military applications. ese next-generation batteries will deploy advanced technology and a unique, cost-effective architecture that will offer higher reliability, portability, and safety, while minimizing the cost, size, and weight.