WSU seeks approval for research on hydrogen fuel UAV

Team of researchers want to use a fuel cell UAV for a project, but must seek approval from the FAA A team of researchers from Washington State University may be among the first to test unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) powered by hydrogen fuel. These vehicles are meant to be used for agriculture purposes, but the team will have to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to conduct its research. The FAA holds strict control over the air space of the United States and the agency is…

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Hydrogen storage system to be used in new UAV

Hydrogen Fuel cell breakthrough

L2 Aerospace teams with Cella Energy to create hydrogen storage system L2 Aerospace, a maker of air and space-based products, has teamed with Cella Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen storage systems, have partnered to create a hydrogen storage system. The system will be designed to be used with small, hydrogen-powered unmanned aircraft (UAVs). The duo have already fabricated a prototype system using a concept design that was on display during the Farnborough International Airshow. If the system proves successful, it may be modified to be used with larger, manner…

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Insitu announces successful flight of hydrogen-powered UAV ScanEagle

hydrogen powered UAV ScanEagle

Unmanned hydrogen powered flight Insitu Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft based in the U.S., has announced that its hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ScanEagle has successfully completed its first flight. The ScanEagle is the result of collaboration between Insitu, the Naval Research Laboratory and United Technologies, owners of UTC Power, a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells. The successful flight marks one of the first times hydrogen has been used to power a UAV. At present, Insitu one of the few U.S. companies that have successfully tested hydrogen fuel with…

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