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Title: Research development and demonstration of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. Annual report, January 1--December 31, 1994

Abstract

This report describes the progress in the Georgetown University research, development and demonstration project of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. The topics addressed in the report include demonstrations, vehicle design and application analysis, technology transfer activities, coordination and monitoring of system design and integration contractor, fuel cell bus test program, current problems, work planned, and manpower, cost and schedule reports.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
179259
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/10649-T2
ON: DE96005152; TRN: AHC29603%%84
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-87NV10649
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ACID ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; PROGRESS REPORT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS

Citation Formats

Wimmer, R. Research development and demonstration of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. Annual report, January 1--December 31, 1994. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/179259.
Wimmer, R. Research development and demonstration of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. Annual report, January 1--December 31, 1994. United States. doi:10.2172/179259.
Wimmer, R. Sun . "Research development and demonstration of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. Annual report, January 1--December 31, 1994". United States. doi:10.2172/179259. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/179259.
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  • During 1992, the design of the three test bed buses evolved. Georgetown participated in all the working meetings and the preliminary design review of the Test Bed Bus (TBB). Throughout the Year, Georgetown provided input on system design and integration issues, transit industry requirements, and bus performance. GU also attended technical seminars, presenting papers at two. The computer simulation ``HYBRID``, developed by Georgetown, was used to assess performance of different bus designs and system control algorithms. GU also modified the simulation to be more flexible and allow easier evaluation Of designs. Georgetown had Exhibitgroup design and construct, to our specifications,more » a fuel cell bus display with a 1/10 scale model of the TBB for use at trade shows and exhibits. Energy Partners Of West Palm Beach, Florida completed their subcontract for the engineering design study of a hydrogen fueled, fuel-cell-powered multi-passenger vehicle. Georgetown performed a study to determine the size of the US bus fleet and expected new bus deliveries over the next 10 years. Trojan Battery Company of Santa Fe Springs, California conducted a study to determine the specific design characteristics required of a leadacid battery to meet the special requirements posed by hybrid vehicle operation. Finally, GU assisted the prime contractor with the design of the system controller and its control algorithms.« less
  • This report describes the progress in the Georgetown University research, development and demonstration project of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. The topics addressed in the report include vehicle design and application analysis, technology transfer activities, coordination and monitoring of system design and integration contractor, current problems, work planned, and manpower, cost and schedule reports.
  • This report describes the progress in the Georgetown University research, development and demonstration project of a fuel cell/battery powered bus system. The topics addressed in the report include vehicle design and application analysis, technology transfer activities, coordination and monitoring of system design and integration contractor, application of fuel cells to other vehicles, current problems, work planned, and manpower, cost and schedule reports.
  • Purpose of the Phase I effort was to demonstrate feasibility of the fuel cell/battery system for powering a small bus (under 30 ft or 9 m) on an urban bus route. A brassboard powerplant was specified, designed, fabricated, and tested to demonstrate feasibility in the laboratory. The proof-of-concept bus, with a powerplant scaled up from the brassboard, will be demonstrated under Phase II.
  • During 1992, the design of the three test bed buses evolved. Georgetown participated in all the working meetings and the preliminary design review of the Test Bed Bus (TBB). Throughout the Year, Georgetown provided input on system design and integration issues, transit industry requirements, and bus performance. GU also attended technical seminars, presenting papers at two. The computer simulation ''HYBRID'', developed by Georgetown, was used to assess performance of different bus designs and system control algorithms. GU also modified the simulation to be more flexible and allow easier evaluation Of designs. Georgetown had Exhibitgroup design and construct, to our specifications,more » a fuel cell bus display with a 1/10 scale model of the TBB for use at trade shows and exhibits. Energy Partners Of West Palm Beach, Florida completed their subcontract for the engineering design study of a hydrogen fueled, fuel-cell-powered multi-passenger vehicle. Georgetown performed a study to determine the size of the US bus fleet and expected new bus deliveries over the next 10 years. Trojan Battery Company of Santa Fe Springs, California conducted a study to determine the specific design characteristics required of a leadacid battery to meet the special requirements posed by hybrid vehicle operation. Finally, GU assisted the prime contractor with the design of the system controller and its control algorithms.« less