Kenyalang-1 Unmanned Aircraft Fuel Cell Powerplant Technology Demonstrator
International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME)
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.
Ward, Thomas, "Kenyalang-1 Unmanned Aircraft Fuel Cell Powerplant Technology Demonstrator" (2010). Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 390.