Giantleap Control System

The Giantleap project announces today the publication of one of its core reports, Control System Specification and Algorithms. This report details the novel control concepts to be installed in the Giantleap prototype and how they fit in the pre-existing fuel-cell control unit by BEG. The main functions are:

  • Automated polarisation curve sampling;
  • Low-frequency resistance sampling, familiarly dubbed Poor Man’s EIS;
  • Poor Man’s Prognostics (a naïve constant-degradation approach)
  • Stack Rejuvenation (to be further investigated by FESB in an upcoming report)
  • Humidity control for flooding and drying conditions in the stack

Advanced prognostics were presented in another report by UFC, and will be run offline due to computational limitations.