New Opportunities for the Development of Power Supplies for Autonomous Fuel Cell Based Radio Repeaters

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2021     |     PP. 1-10      |     PDF (300 K)    |     Pub. Date: December 23, 2020
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Author(s)

Aleksandr Pilipenko, Institute of the History of Natural Sciences and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow Russian Federation

Abstract
The main characteristic of autonomous power systems of radio repeaters is the duration of uninterrupted operation without maintenance. In existing schemes, autonomy is ensured by the use of solar panels, wind generators and batteries or diesel-generators. However, both batteries and diesel-generators in real practice suffer from many shortcomings and their use for autonomous operation is coupled with significant risks. Instead, they began to develop power supply devices for fuel cells. Typical fuel cells are significantly more expensive. But in recent years, solutions have appeared that lower cost, higher efficiency and, compared with diesel generators, greater fuel efficiency. The article describes these new installations and compares their main characteristics.

Keywords
radio repeater, fuel cell, diesel-generators, autonomous, telecommunications, PEMFC, SOFC

Cite this paper
Aleksandr Pilipenko, New Opportunities for the Development of Power Supplies for Autonomous Fuel Cell Based Radio Repeaters , SCIREA Journal of Electrical Engineering. Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2021 | PP. 1-10.

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