This is a three-day course which provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to fuel cells for use in automotive engineering applications. It is intended for engineers and particularly engineering managers who want to jump‐start their understanding of this emerging technology and to enable them to engage in its development. Following a brief description of fuel cells and how they work, how they integrate and add value, and how hydrogen is produced, stored and distributed, the course will provide the status of the technology from fundamentals through to practical implementation.
Electromechanical Power Contactors are widely used in the Power Distribution units of large commercial & military aircrafts to control the different power sources. In aerospace applications the SWaP (size, weight, and power consumption) is very important since the available space is limited, the weight contributes to higher fuel consumption along with the requirement of high-power electrical sources for catering the high-power requirements. Since more than 100 contactors are used in a single aircraft even a small saving in SWaP leads to huge benefits. Managing the SWaP constraints along with the Harsh environmental and thermal requirements associated with Aerospace applications is a major bottleneck for futuristic aerospace transportation.