The paper describes a test set-up, based on the use of a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), developed for the evaluation of the operational characteristics of an autonomous Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). The considered APU includes a 4.8 kW commercial Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell and a set of electrochemical batteries. Both power sources are connected to a common AC bus through power electronic converters. The DSPbased test set-up is also conceived so to incorporate the basic functions of the APU energy management system. The paper also presents some experimental results, with particular reference to the assessment of the PEM fuel cell performances.

DSP-Controlled Test Set-up for the Performance Assessment of an Autonomous Power Unit Equipped with a PEM Fuel Cell

BELVEDERE, BRUNO;BIANCHI, MICHELE;BORGHETTI, ALBERTO;DE PASCALE, ANDREA;DI SILVESTRO, MAURO;PAOLONE, MARIO
2007

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The paper describes a test set-up, based on the use of a Digital Signal Processor (DSP), developed for the evaluation of the operational characteristics of an autonomous Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). The considered APU includes a 4.8 kW commercial Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell and a set of electrochemical batteries. Both power sources are connected to a common AC bus through power electronic converters. The DSPbased test set-up is also conceived so to incorporate the basic functions of the APU energy management system. The paper also presents some experimental results, with particular reference to the assessment of the PEM fuel cell performances.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Clean Electrical Power
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B. Belvedere; M. Bianchi; A. Borghetti; A. De Pascale; M. Di Silvestro; M. Paolone
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