28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-4.5.2
HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATION OF FUEL-CELL-BASED HYBRID-ELECTRICAL UAV PROPULSION
D. Verstraete, J. R. Harvey*, J. L. Palmer*
Univ. of Sydney, Australia; *DSTO, Australia
Keywords: hardware-in-the-loop simulation, fuel-cell, hybrid-electrical propulsion, uav
The high specific energy of fuel cells could enable long endurance small unmanned aircraft. As fuel cells have low specific power, compromises are however needed between aircraft and propulsion system requirements. This paper presents the development of a hardware-in-the-loop simulation test bench to investigate those compromises.
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