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Development of an Interactive User Interface for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of a Hydrogen Generator

Authors: Idris MM, Mohammed A, Zango MS, Dandago KK, Hassan A, Yahaya JU

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As the aviation industry is making transition towards cleaner propulsion, hydrogen fuel cells have high prospects. On-board generation of hydrogen is regarded more feasible due to safety issues and other restrictions of hydrogen storage systems. The hydrogen generator is a vital part of the propulsion system; therefore, its conditions need to be monitored constantly to avoid failure. This paper focuses on developing software that provides an interactive user interface (IUI) to monitor the condition of the hydrogen generator and control the output pressure of the gas from it. The IUI software was designed and developed based on a microservices architecture which split its functionality into three independent modules (microservices, mediator, and IUI) to make it more reliable, robust, and scalable. The microservices module collects diagnostic data from all subsystems of the generator while the mediator allows the exchange of data based on the principle of global variables between the microservices components. The IUI software was developed using a widget library.js which is written in JavaScript and allows remote user communication. The IUI software was found to effectively track the working condition of the generator, set specific (required) gas pressure at the output of the generator, and turn on/off the generator.

Affiliations: Mechatronic Engineering Department, Faculty of Air Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, PMB 1154, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Keywords: Aviation Industry, Hydrogen Generator, Monitoring Hydrogen Generators, Microservices Software Architecture, Interactive User Int
Published date: 2022/06/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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