Investigation of the Usability of Sodium Borohydride Compound as a Fuel Storage in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
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Keywords:Sodiumborohydride, UAV, fuel cell, hydrogen, energy storage
In this study, the usability of sodium borohydride (NaBH4) compound as fuel storage in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was investigated. The main purpose of the study is to determine the usability of NaBH4 as an alternative fuel for UAVs. Within the scope of the study, basic properties of NaBH4 such as synthesis mechanism, chemical properties, performance in fuel cells and energy density were investigated. The study also evaluated important factors for practical use, such as the storage, transport and refilling of NaBH4. In the evaluations, it was concluded that NaBH4 could potentially be used as an important hydrogen storage for UAVs since hydrogen gas is a cleaner energy source compared to other conventional fuels, and also that hydrogen can provide longer flight times and wider ranges for UAVs due to its high energy density.
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