Fuel Cells Fault Diagnostic
There are concerns over green house gas emissions from conventional sources of energy. Canada for its part has committed to reducing the use of conventional fuels and to reduce green houses emissions by 20% by the year 2020. Canada, particularly the province of British Columbia (BC) and has begun to embrace fuel-cells buses. For instance, the city of Whistler, BC, has the largest fleet of fuel-cell buses. With increasing prevalence of fuel-cells, their fault-diagnostics becomes crucial.
Initially the projects will focus on developing failure models of fuel-cells. The research will then focus of fault-detection and isolation using nonlinear control techniques.
PhD and Masters positions are available in this project. Please contact me (highlighting your relevant background or strong academic credentials).