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An Introduction to Fuel Cells for UAVs

Published: 21 Nov 2019

UAV Hydrogen Fuel Cell Module by Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy, a leading developer of PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell technologies for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), has released a presentation that outlines a comprehensive introduction to fuel cells for drones. The presentation is intended to give commercial operators a quick and easy summary of how fuel cells perform when compared to traditional battery power.

Download the presentation from Intelligent Energy’s website

Intelligent Energy’s introduction to fuel cells for drones includes:

  • Applications and industries that can benefit from fuel cell-powered drones
  • The principles of electrical energy generation
  • Energy content of fuel cells vs batteries
  • Examples of potential configurations of standard DJI M100 and M600 drones equipped with Intelligent Energy’s Fuel Cell Power Modules
  • Peak power and battery hybridisation
  • De-rating for higher temperatures and altitudes

UAV fuel cell modules can significantly extend drone flight times and ranges while producing clean DC power, and are ideal for a wide range of professional and commercial applications. To find out more, download Intelligent Energy’s presentation from their website.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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