Protonex Technology Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballard, is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power management products and fuel cell solutions for unmanned systems.
Protonex Power Manager products enable users to run GPS systems, laptops, night-vision goggles and virtually any other portable equipment from any military or civilian energy source, including solar, vehicle, AC or scavenged energy sources.
Approximately 5,000 Power Managers have been deployed by the United States and allied militaries, with each unit significantly reducing the battery weight required in the field, while enhancing mission flexibility and capability.
Fuel cell-powered systems offer compelling value for a range of unmanned vehicles. Users see improved reliability over small internal combustion engines, providing safe and low maintenance operation. Moreover, unmanned systems powered by fuel cells operate longer than their battery counterparts, with the same benefits of low thermal and noise signature.
First demonstrated in military UAVs, Protonex fuel cell systems now been proven from a reliability, durability, and range perspective, opening doors to commercial and civilian applications. Click here to learn more.