Free-Floating Altitude Stabilized System
Patent Application, Filed 5 Oct 2001
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Marine Engineering