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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Fuel Cells: A Real Option for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Propulsion
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Aeroengine technologies
Information
Abstract
The possibility of implementing fuel cell technology in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion systems is considered. Potential advantages of the Proton Exchange Membrane or Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEMFC) and Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC), their fuels (hydrogen andmethanol), and their storage systems are revised fromtechnical and environmental standpoints. Some operating commercial applications are described. Main constraints for these kinds of fuel cells are analyzed in order to elucidate the viability of future developments. Since the low power density is the main problem of fuel cells, hybridization with electric batteries, necessary in most cases, is also explored.
International
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JCR
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Title
Scientific World Journal (Aerospace Engineering)
ISBN
1537-744X
Impact factor JCR
1,73
Impact info
Volume
2014
10.1155/2014/497642
Journal number
From page
1
To page
12
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Q1 en 2013
Participants
  • Autor: Oscar Gonzalez Espasandin (UPM)
  • Autor: Teresa de Jesus Leo Mena (UPM)
  • Autor: Emilio Navarro Arevalo (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Mecánica de Fluidos y Propulsión Aeroespacial
  • Departamento: Arquitectura, Construcción y Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales (Dacson)
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