A hybrid power system for an unmanned aerial system (UAS) having a liquid fuel engine and a solid oxide fuel cell coupled to the exhaust of the engine for generating electricity that is used by the electric motors of the UAS to create lift and control flight. A conventional remote control (r/c) liquid fuel engine may be used generate exhaust gases including hydrogen and carbon monoxide that are used by a SOFC coupled to the exhaust of the r/c engine to generate electricity. The electric motors of the UAS may thus be powered by the electricity generated by the SOFC.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Feb 13 2020|