Simulation of PEM fuel cells based DC power conversion for applications in AUVS

Chien-Hsing Lee, Y. M. Lee, Ming-Chung Fang, C. L. Su

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This paper is based on MATLAB/SIMULINK to simulate proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for a 2 kW 9-cell stack with an output voltage of 12V-dc for applications in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Moreover, an ideal dc-to-dc power converter with a pulse width modulation technique which was modeled by using SIMULINK is used to convert the voltage from 12V to 5V and 24V for the supply to other loads of AUVs. In addition, the effects of loads changes on the output voltage of PEM fuel cells and the output voltage of DC/DC power converters for AUVs are investigated. Finally, the results obtained from the SIMULINK simulation are compared with the results obtained from IsSpice program as well as experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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