Phase Control Mechanism for Wave Energy Conversion.
Patent, Filed 7 Dec 88, patented 10 Oct 89,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A phase control mechanism for a wave energy conversion apparatus is provided by means of a cam brake locking mechanism. Frictionally contacting locking cams retain a reciprocable drive shaft alternately in upper lower positions with minimal expenditure of electrical power. When the wave crests and troughs have reached predetermined levels, the cams are released allowing the drive shaft of the mechanism to translate to the opposite position. Water Waves Buoyant bodies Patents. edc
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion