• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 13, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Modelling and Control of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell


Objective: Development of Mathematical model and implementation of PID control scheme for 500Watt Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEMFC) Fuel Cell system. Methods: Model is developed in the MATLAB/Simulink platform by using Box Jenkins, Output Error method, Polynomial State space method and Subspace method. Findings: Subspace method of identification provides good results with acceptable Final Prediction Error (FPE) and this model is considered for implementing PID control scheme. Tuning of PID parameters is carried out by Cuckoo Search (CS) algorithm which yields most challenging results. Applications/Improvements: Residential power generation, Recreation vehicles, Light weight vehicles, Portable computers, Transportation. 

Keywords: Cuckoo Search Algorithm, Heuristic Algorithms, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell 


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