Research Summaries

Back Intelligent Power Conversion Modules for Fuel Cell Systems

Fiscal Year 2008
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Investigator(s) Ashton, Robert W.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary The main objective is to evaluate the paralleling of Fuel Cells (FC) in order to form a modular FC system. This includes the investigation of optimal sizing of the power converters (including availability and practicality considerations of the semiconductor selections) for multiple FC sources. It is anticipated that multiple 30 to 50kWe FCS will be used to create systems up to the 500kWe level. Multiple 500kWe systems could be used to supply power to the IFTP DC bus. The steady-state and dynamic issues associated with the layers of paralleling will be investigated.
Keywords PEBB; PCM; Fuel Cells
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