Testing fuel cells for unmanned underwater vehicles
The PAC SM project's main objective is to design, develop and test PEMFC hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell systems for unmanned underwater vehicles.
The campaign, conducted on board the Castor (Ifremer) in 2009 off the coast of Toulon, has demonstrated AUV navigation with an anaerobic fuel cell developed by the Helion company.
The dives confirmed the energy capacity provided by the fuel cell, and the feasibility of management and handling of the battery in terms of safety.
- Porteur du projet
- Partenaires industriels
- Helion, ECA, Cybernetix, SNPE
- Partenaires recherche
- IFREMER, ARMINES
- 4 314 K€
- Cofinanceurs publics
- Année de labellisation
- Phase 1 : 2005 (budget 1 438K€) - Phase 2 : 2007 (budget 2 876K€) - Joint certification by Pôle CapEnergies
- Année de cofinancement
- Phase 1 : 2005 - Phase 2 : 2007