Accession Number:

ADD020001

Title:

Free-Floating Altitude Stabilized System

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 5 Oct 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-10-05

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A free-floating altitude stabilized system is provided. Independently energizable wire coils are linearly aligned with one another in a vertical direction on a buoyant body. An induced magnetic field is generated by any of the wire coils that are energized. A float housing a magnet is coupled to the body in such a way that it is capable of independent movement relative thereto. A control system energizes a selected one or more of the wire coils in such a way the magnets magnetic field and wire coils induced magnetic field react with one another to generate movement of the float vertically in a direction that is the same as a vertical component of wave motion.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE