Regenerative fuel cell systems for space applications: a model based system engineering study.
Masters Thesis Presentation by L. Littre
Time: Thu 2021-06-17 10.15 - 11.00
Lecturer: Luc Littre
In this paper, a state of the art on RFCS for space application was performed. Starting with the different RFCS technologies, following with hydrogen storage solution and the various balance of plant components with a focus on water and thermal management as these subsystems differ quite largely from conventional ground application. After the RFCS was introduced, a Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) study was performed using Capella software. The model obtained provides the general functions a RFCS should be able to perform. This model and the state of the art allowed to conclude what such a system has to achieve in order to operate properly. This paper hence presents an overview of the complexity and the performances that can be expected from a RFCS.