Accession Number:

ADD020428

Title:

A Method and Apparatus for Underwater Environmental Energy Transfer with a Long Lead Zirconate Titanate Transducer

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 7 Jan 2010

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The invention as disclosed is an underwater based electric energy production system. A cable having a piezoelectric core is attached on one end thereof to a floating buoy and on the other end thereof to an anchor. The system is deployed in the water such that the cable extends vertically through a water column. Movement of the cable due to water current generates electric power that can be harvested and stored. The floating buoy can be at or near the waters surface and the anchor can but need not rest on the sea floor.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE