H3 Dynamics and Hylium Industries have joined forces to spice up the efficiency of zero emission hydrogen-electric flight for a cross-Atlantic demonstration drone flight. Hylium and H3 Dynamics applied sciences are at present being built-in to try a 3,300km crossing of the South Atlantic, in a program led by ISAE SUPAERO Toulouse, one of many world’s main aerospace engineering faculties. The businesses are combining the strengths of Hylium’s liquid hydrogen storage and liquification options, and H3 Dynamics’ distributed hydrogen-electric propulsion nacelles, ultra-light gasoline cells, and new hydrogen drone refueling stations. H3 Dynamics’ staff developed a particular fuselage design that may retailer a small LH2 tank and handle the thermal conduct of all of the propulsion sub-systems.
Transferring to liquid hydrogen represents a big functionality leap for small electric-powered unmanned techniques. Cryogenic (liquid) hydrogen shops 3 instances extra power as compressed fuel in the identical quantity. The 25kg hydrogen-electric propulsion UAV demonstrated by H3 Dynamics final July in France will be capable to fly over 900km with a single fill. This may doubtlessly vastly develop the dimensions of supply drone, mapping and ISR missions. With pressurized hydrogen, that vary reduces to 400km, which continues to be 3 instances greater than a battery-powered equal. “When mixed, our world best-in-class options obtain the worldwide efficiency restrict for low-altitude electrical powered flight” mentioned Taras Wankewycz, H3 Dynamics CEO. “We’re proud to be working with Hylium to maneuver hydrogen-electric flight propulsion to the subsequent stage.”
H3 Dynamics hydrogen-powered UAVs together with airships, multi-rotors, and VTOLs will be capable to additional increase flight durations by an element of three over pressurized hydrogen techniques, or an element of 10 in comparison with batteries. H3 Dynamics additionally lately introduced an automatic hydrogen refueling cellular station for hydrogen UAV operations. The H2FIELD cellular station produces hydrogen from water and delivers compressed hydrogen fuel tanks to the operator with little human intervention and no required hydrogen experience. H3 Dynamics and Hylium’s partnership will improve the station in order that it might fill liquid hydrogen tanks. Captions:
-1. Liquid hydrogen multi-rotor drone working in direction of a 10-hour flight functionality. (Photograph: Enterprise Wire)
-2. Joint improvement for transatlantic crossing with ISAE-SUPAERO Toulouse, H3 Dynamics – utilizing HYLIUM Liquid hydrogen storage (Photograph: Enterprise Wire)
-3. H3 Dynamics Liquid hydrogen nacelles with Hylium Liquid hydrogen tank (Photograph: Enterprise Wire)
-4. H3 Dynamics on-demand hydrogen manufacturing, storage and filling trailer system named “H2FIELD” now including liquid hydrogen on-demand as its subsequent step. (Photograph: Enterprise Wire)
Watch a video on Hylium hydrogen-based drone flight right here. For extra particulars on Hylium’s liquid hydrogen storage and liquification options, go to its web site right here. To be taught extra about H3 Dynamics’ distributed hydrogen-electric propulsion nacelles, ultra-light gasoline cells, and new hydrogen drone refueling stations and its know-how, go to its web site right here. Learn a abstract of the mission at Businesswire.com.