F. Bonfante, M. D. L. Dalla Vedova, P. Maggiore, M. Battipede, F. Grimaccia



Evaluations on Hydrogen Fuel Cells as a Source of Energy for Specific Operations Category Civil RPAS Systems

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This paper is on the evaluation of hydrogen fuel cells as a mean to enhance RPAS systems performances in terms of reachable range and endurance to integrate them into controlled airspaces operatively and safely. Main steps to size a fuel cell system to feed electrical motors of a fixed wing RPAS capable of specific operations category are described in this article. Then, a more extensive parametric model of a fuel cell power line based on operative and safety requirements for medium range/medium endurance RPAS systems is presented and discussed.


Controlled Airspaces, Endurance, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Integration, Parametric Model, Range, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)


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F. Bonfante, M. D. L. Dalla Vedova, P. Maggiore, M. Battipede, F. Grimaccia. (2017) Evaluations on Hydrogen Fuel Cells as a Source of Energy for Specific Operations Category Civil RPAS Systems. International Journal of Computers, 2, 233-238


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