CTC Tow Vehicle
Aircraft Tow Vehicle developed by Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) on behalf of the U.S. Air Force's Air Expeditionary Force Battlelab (AEFB), Common Core Power Production (C2P2) Initiative.
A Recon High Power Control system was used to control and monitor the two 8KW stacks and their peripheral systems.
The incorporation of two H Power fuel cell stacks into a commercial-off-the-shelf battery operated Towbarless Tow Vehicle, marking the first practical fuel cell application in aviation support equipment. The fuel cells powered the tow vehicle's drive train and also generated 120 volt, 400Hz aircraft servicing and maintenance power. With the fuel cells, the hybrid tow vehicle is now more efficient than a diesel powered model and no longer requires the use of grid power to be recharged.