Accession Number:

ADD020319

Title:

A Method for Coupling a Direct Current Power Source Across a Nearly Frictionless High-Speed Rotation Boundary

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 30 Jan 2008

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A system and method is provided for coupling a power source across a rotation boundary. A generator converts a DC source on the stationary side of a rotation boundary to a square-wave at a determined frequency. The generator output connects through a transmission line and a first transformer to a set of stator rings. A set of rotor rings form a set of coupling capacitors with the stator rings. The rotor rings connect through a second transformer and a transmission line to a non-linear circuit capable of converting the square-wave to a DC voltage and current that can power a load on the rotating side of the rotating boundary in which the power is nearly equal to the power available from the source on the stationary side of the rotation boundary.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE