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Simple. Complete. Robust. Cool.

The FCairTM system uses liquid, not air cooling. This means simple, reliable operation for the commercial operator. No worries about system degradation in hot or cold weather, slow starts or warm-up periods, or trouble at high altitudes. Just fill up simply with clean hydrogen, and take to the sky.

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Ballard FCairTM - A fuel cell drone solution

Ballard FCairTM UAV Fuel Cell Power Solutions

Advantages of Fuel Cell Unmanned Systems

Unmanned systems powered by fuel cells operate longer than their battery counterparts, with the same benefits of low thermal and noise signature.

•  Extend mission time and distance (3x typical) due to superior energy density   •  Provide clean, quiet and reliable operation 
 •  Enable beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) missions for dramatic operation expense reduction  •  Reduce lithium battery charging and transport obstacles 
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Ballard's Experience

Ballard Power Systems is a leading global provider of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell solutions for UAVs, bus, truck, rail, and marine applications. Ballard’s 40 years of fuel cell development and more than a decade of UAV flight experience has enabled us to deliver FCair™ - the complete hydrogen solution for commercial drone operations worldwide.

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Publications

 

The Complete Hydrogen Solution
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Complete Commercial Hydrogen UAV Solution

Fuel Cell Powered UAS Hydrogen Safety, Handling and Field Experience
Informational - 
Fuel Cell Powered UAS: Hydrogen Safety, Handling and Field Experience

Delivery
Informational - Impact of Hydrogen Drones for Package Delivery
Drone Refueling
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Drone Refueling
Advanced Propulsion for Small UAV
Informational – 
Advanced Propulsion for UAVs: The Role of Fuel Cell-Based Energy Systems for Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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