Program Type

Graduate

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Seyed Ehsan Hosseini

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Face-to-face

Start Date

25-4-2023 3:55 PM

Abstract

Hydrogen fuel cells have emerged as a promising alternative to conventional batteries for powering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. In recent years, there has been a significant amount of research and development in hydrogen fuel cell powered drones, with several successful demonstrations and commercial deployments. This research provides a comprehensive review of the recent developments in hydrogen fuel cell technology for UAVs and the current state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell powered drones. The research first discusses the advantages of using hydrogen fuel cells in drones, such as higher energy density, longer flight time, and lower environmental impact. It then describes the key components of a hydrogen fuel cell system for UAVs, including the fuel cell stack, hydrogen storage and delivery system, and power management system. The research also discusses the challenges associated with using hydrogen fuel cells in drones, such as safety concerns, cost, and infrastructure requirements. The research then reviews several recent developments in the field, such as the development of lightweight and compact fuel cell systems and the integration of fuel cells with other power sources such as batteries and solar cells. The research also discusses several successful demonstrations and commercial deployments of hydrogen fuel cell powered drones, including applications in agriculture, surveying, and emergency response. In conclusion, the research highlights the significant potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology for powering drones and the need for further research and development to overcome the remaining challenges and enable widespread adoption of this technology.

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Apr 25th, 3:55 PM

Recent Developments in Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Drones

Face-to-face

Hydrogen fuel cells have emerged as a promising alternative to conventional batteries for powering unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. In recent years, there has been a significant amount of research and development in hydrogen fuel cell powered drones, with several successful demonstrations and commercial deployments. This research provides a comprehensive review of the recent developments in hydrogen fuel cell technology for UAVs and the current state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell powered drones. The research first discusses the advantages of using hydrogen fuel cells in drones, such as higher energy density, longer flight time, and lower environmental impact. It then describes the key components of a hydrogen fuel cell system for UAVs, including the fuel cell stack, hydrogen storage and delivery system, and power management system. The research also discusses the challenges associated with using hydrogen fuel cells in drones, such as safety concerns, cost, and infrastructure requirements. The research then reviews several recent developments in the field, such as the development of lightweight and compact fuel cell systems and the integration of fuel cells with other power sources such as batteries and solar cells. The research also discusses several successful demonstrations and commercial deployments of hydrogen fuel cell powered drones, including applications in agriculture, surveying, and emergency response. In conclusion, the research highlights the significant potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology for powering drones and the need for further research and development to overcome the remaining challenges and enable widespread adoption of this technology.