Kenyalang-1 Unmanned Aircraft Fuel Cell Powerplant Technology Demonstrator

Thomas Arthur Ward

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Abstract

This paper describes the Kenyalang-1 ("Hornbill-1") unmanned aircraft system (UAS) which was developed as an alternative energy technology demonstrator. The propulsion system is powered either purely by a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell or alternatively by a hybrid power system of the fuel cell augmented with a two-cell lithium polymer battery. the fuel cell is capable of providing 500 W of continuous power, fed by gaseous hydrogen stored in a pressurized, composite tank. It is the first of its kind entirely designed, built, and test flown in Southeast Asia. Details of the aircraft system and flight tests are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering - Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC), Shah Alam, Malaysia
Duration: 2 Dec 20105 Dec 2010
http://www.icame2010.org/

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Abbreviated titleICAME 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityShah Alam
Period2/12/105/12/10
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    Ward, T. A. (2010). Kenyalang-1 Unmanned Aircraft Fuel Cell Powerplant Technology Demonstrator. 1-5. Paper presented at 2010 International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Shah Alam, Malaysia.