IE-SOAR 1.2 hydrogen fuel cells for drones

A unique solution extending drone flight times presently constrained by the limitations of batteries.

IE-SOAR 1.2 hydrogen fuel cells for drones

IE-SOAR™ 1.2 is part of our lightweight product range of hydrogen fuel cells for drones. Our zero-emission fuel cell modules provide a unique solution to extend flight times to drones presently constrained by the limitations of batteries.

Our air-cooled (AC) PEM fuel cell technology runs on hydrogen and ambient air to produce clean DC power in a cost effective, robust and lightweight package. The modules have a higher energy to mass ratio than batteries, enabling UAVs to be refuelled in minutes.

By replacing the battery with hydrogen fuel cell power modules, flight durations of over three times can be achieved with hydrogen fuel cells for drones. The modules are scalable and can be integrated into your UAV platform without compromising payload placement, providing a natural solution for a wide range of industries using multi-rotor, fixed wing or proprietary designed UAVs.

  • Enable previously impossible applications – your business is no longer constrained by flight time when using hydrogen fuel cells for drones.
  • Unlock BVLOS operations – BVLOS makes sense with the range provided by fuel cells.
  • Increase operational efficiency – spend more time in the air and achieve more with hydrogen fuel cells for drones.

Our IE-SOAR 1.2 modules deliver zero-emission power and can work in parallel to reach higher power outputs.

Benefits of hydrogen fuel cells for drones

  • Direct battery replacement – 12S to 16S compatible, automatically follows load demand just like a battery.
  • Designed for safety and reliability – single point failure tolerant and with built in power system redundancy.
  • Modular – combine systems in parallel higher power systems.

Fuel cells vs. internal combustion engines

  • Clean & zero-emission
  • Near silent operation
  • Reduced maintenance & no moving parts. No tuning.

Fuel cells vs. batteries

  • Increased flight time
  • Faster refuelling
  • Built in power system redundancy

Applications of IE-SOAR 1.2

  • Parcel delivery
  • Linear Inspection
  • Cinematography
  • Civil Inspection
  • Agriculture
  • Military Surveillance
  • LiDAR and Mapping

Summary Product Information

Through life power 1200W
Peak system power Up to 8000W
Output voltage (DCDC regulated) Configurable between 50V and 70V
Fuel cell power module dimensions 128 x 246 x 233mm
Fuel cell power module mass 2700g
Hydrogen regulator mass 315g
Maximum regulator (cylinder) pressure 350 bar/5000 psi
Maximum cylinder mass 10kg
Default hybrid batteries configuration 2 x 6S in series
Environmental operating conditions operating temperature -5°C to 40°C
Maximum altitude 3000m

* Please refer to the datasheet for the full product specification.