Accession Number:

ADD019988

Title:

Adaptive Wave Motion Electrical Power Generator

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 25 Jul 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An adaptive wave motion electrical power generation method and system are provided. An alternator, floating freely at a waters surface, has magnet and wire coil structures that undergo relative movement therebetween in response to wave motion at or near the waters surface thereby causing electric current to flow through the wire coil structure. Dynamic parameters e.g., relative acceleration, velocity or displacement describing the relative movement between the magnet and wire coil structures are measured. Also measured are the electric current flowing through the wire coil structure and voltage there across. The amount of electric current flowing in the wire coil structure and delivered to the load is controlled based on the dynamic parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE