EnergyOr Technologies Inc., a leader in advanced, lightweight PEM fuel cell systems for aerospace applications, recently shipped the first H 2 QUAD 1000 to the French Air Force’s Centre d’ Expertise Aérienne Militaire (CEAM) as it enters into the second phase of the Joint Development Agreement (JDA) signed in February 2016.
This JDA serves as the foundation to advance the development of optimised long endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) powered by EnergyOr’s fuel cell system technology.
The H 2 QUAD 1000 acquisition, including all related support equipment, was coordinated through AEROSATSYSTEM of France.
EnergyOr’s H 2 QUAD 1000 is a fuel cell powered multirotor UAV capable of carrying a 1 kg payload for more than 2 hours, effectively 4 times longer than any comparable platform.
EnergyOr is delivering a complete turn-key solution, including Ground Control Station (GCS), EPOD fuel cell system Human Machine Interface (HMI), avionics and flight controls, integrated 4K camera payload and gimbal, HPOD portable hydrogen filling station, EDAQ data acquisition and diagnostic system, as well as onsite operator training and engineering support which includes comprehensive operating manuals and assembly instructions.
“The H 2 QUAD 1000 is the most advanced multirotor UAV in the world and includes support equipment such as our portable hydrogen filling station, various payload options, and an extensive training program to address all of our customer’s requirements, from A to Z,” stated EnergyOr’s CEO, Michel Bitton.
“EnergyOr has now developed the capacity to manufacture and deliver highly advanced and complete fuel cell system products,” Mr Bitton added. “This full package is also available to other qualified end users.”
Small, electrical UAVs are a rapidly growing segment of the unmanned aircraft market and are especially suited to military applications. Battery powered UAVs have very limited flight times due to the relatively low specific energy (Watt-hours/kg) of existing rechargeable battery technologies.
EnergyOr Technologies Inc. (2002) is a Montreal-based Canadian company that develops lightweight and compact turn-key PEM fuel cell systems for high value-added premium niche markets. Its patented technology is well suited for aerospace, portable and mobile power applications, or any other application where weight is a critical requirement, including automotive.
EnergyOr was the first company to fly a fuel cell powered UAV in Canada, Israel and India and has also achieved a flight of more than 10 hours with its fuel cell powered operational UAV, the FALCON H2 in 2011.
EnergyOr has demonstrated what is believed to be the longest endurance flight of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Bird Eye 650 to date; the world’s longest multirotor drone flight, a record of 3 hours, 43 minutes; the world’s longest multirotor drone flight in real-world operating conditions with payload; the first fuel cell powered drone flights in France (June 2016) and first multirotor drone flights in Spain (July 2016).
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