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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Dec 2010|
|Event||2010 International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering - Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC), Shah Alam, Malaysia|
Duration: 2 Dec 2010 → 5 Dec 2010
|Conference||2010 International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering|
|Abbreviated title||ICAME 2010|
|Period||2/12/10 → 5/12/10|
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.