Fuel Cell Propulsion for UAVs:

New Fuel Cell Technologies Extend Missions for Vertical-Take-Off-And-Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Recent developments in the fuel cell industry – largely driven by portable defense applications – have resulted in new fuel cell technologies which provide both the energy density and power density needed to effectively
prolong VTOL drone missions by a factor of three over the best batteries. 

The discussion in this paper will include:

  • Challenges associated with retrofitting existing platforms
  • Factors affecting fuel choice
  • Safety
  • Ground station equipment
DESIGN INFORMATION: also included in this paper are details for UAV designers looking to make the switch to fuel cells.

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