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Fuel cells in unmanned aircraft

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posted on 13.01.2014, 12:50 by Simon R. Howroyd
This project investigates the implementation of a fuel cell into a small unmanned aerial vehicle. Small model aircraft are used around the world by hobbyists for pleasure and creating home videos. Currently these aircraft are a excellent solution for many commercial applications; land surveying, search and rescue, police surveillance, border control and recently in the news for the Army. However, these aircraft can only fly for a fraction of an hour, and then require a length battery recharge, or for many spare batteries to be carried. A fuel cell offers a far greater endurance than any battery whilst still maintaining low weight. It is anticipated that a fuel cell for the aircraft in this project will last for six to ten hours, and is very quick and easy to refuel, and requires no recharging at all.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

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HOWROYD, S.R., Fuel cells in unmanned aircraft. Poster delivered at the Vitae Midlands Hub Research Exhibition, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK, 12th July 2012.

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2012

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