Hennie Rautenbach (GRADUATED)


Intelligent power control of a hydrogen fuel-cell, super-capacitor and battery system

Project description:  In this project a hydrogen fuel cell, battery and supercapacitors will be used to deliver electrical power to a load. This project would then focus on the optimal use of the energy within this system by developing an intelligent controller. The controller would determine when the battery and supercapacitors can be charged and which energy source or combination of energy sources must be used in a specific situation. This could increase the time the system can deliver energy and would also lower operational costs.

Supervisor: Dr. R Gouws