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1. WO2017059545 - GEOSTATIONARY HIGH ALTITUDE PLATFORM

Publication Number WO/2017/059545
Publication Date 13.04.2017
International Application No. PCT/CA2016/051174
International Filing Date 07.10.2016
IPC
B64B 1/44 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
BLIGHTER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT
1Lighter-than-air aircraft
40Balloons
44adapted to maintain predetermined altitude
B64D 47/00 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
47Equipment not otherwise provided for
B64G 1/40 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
22Parts of, or equipment specially adapted for fitting in or to, cosmonautic vehicles
40Arrangements or adaptations of propulsion systems
B64G 1/42 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
22Parts of, or equipment specially adapted for fitting in or to, cosmonautic vehicles
42Arrangements or adaptations of power supply systems
H02J 50/23 2016.1
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
50Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
20using microwaves or radio frequency waves
23characterised by the type of transmitting antennas, e.g. directional array antennas or Yagi antennas
H02J 50/27 2016.1
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
50Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
20using microwaves or radio frequency waves
27characterised by the type of receiving antennas, e.g. rectennas
CPC
B64B 1/44
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
BLIGHTER-THAN AIR AIRCRAFT
1Lighter-than-air aircraft
40Balloons
44adapted to maintain predetermined altitude
B64D 47/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
47Equipment not otherwise provided for
B64G 1/40
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
22Parts of, or equipment specially adapted for fitting in or to, cosmonautic vehicles
40Arrangements or adaptations of propulsion systems
B64G 1/42
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
22Parts of, or equipment specially adapted for fitting in or to, cosmonautic vehicles
42Arrangements or adaptations of power supply systems
H02J 2310/44
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
2310The network for supplying or distributing electric power characterised by its spatial reach or by the load
40The network being an on-board power network, i.e. within a vehicle
44for aircrafts
H02J 50/23
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
50Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
20using microwaves or radio frequency waves
23characterised by the type of transmitting antennas, e.g. directional array antennas or Yagi antennas
Applicants
  • VAN WYNSBERGHE, Erinn [CA]/[CA]
Inventors
  • VAN WYNSBERGHE, Erinn
Agents
  • RIDOUT & MAYBEE LLP
  • LEACH, Steven H.
Priority Data
62/239,42509.10.2015US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) GEOSTATIONARY HIGH ALTITUDE PLATFORM
(FR) PLATE-FORME À HAUTE ALTITUDE GÉOSTATIONNAIRE
Abstract
(EN) A geostationary platform is held afloat by a superpressure balloon. A suitable altitude is 25 km. The craft carries electrohydrodynamic thrusters, to overcome winds, held within a scaffold. Sensors determine position, velocity, acceleration and vector. A CPU performs instructions for station-keeping or navigation. A communication system is included to, inter alia, receive instructions from the ground. The craft carries a payload for observation and transmission, cradled in a temperature-controlled chamber. Power to the platform is transmitted in the form of electromagnetic waves (with suitable frequencies including microwaves of 2.45 GHz or 5.8 GHz) from a ground-based transmitter to a receiving antenna on, or affixed to, the balloon which converts the electromagnetic energy to direct current. A step-up voltage converter increases the voltage as required. A ground station monitors craft position and operational efficiency by radar to help ensure safe takeoff, operation, and landing of the craft.
(FR) Selon la présente invention, une plate-forme géostationnaire est maintenue à flot par un ballon en surpression. Une altitude adaptée est de 25 km. Le véhicule transporte des propulseurs électrohydrodynamiques, pour surmonter les vents, maintenus à l'intérieur d'un échafaudage. Des capteurs déterminent la position, la vitesse, l'accélération et le vecteur. Une unité centrale exécute des instructions pour le maintien stationnaire ou la navigation. Un système de communication est inclus pour, entre autres, recevoir des instructions depuis le sol. Le véhicule transporte une charge utile pour l'observation et la transmission, logée dans une chambre à température contrôlée. De l'énergie est transmise à la plate-forme sous la forme d'ondes électromagnétiques (des fréquences adaptées comprenant des micro-ondes de 2,45 GHz ou 5,8 GHz) depuis un émetteur basé au sol vers une antenne de réception sur, ou fixée à, le ballon qui convertit l'énergie électromagnétique en courant continu. Un convertisseur élévateur de tension augmente la tension en fonction des besoins. Une station au sol surveille la position et l'efficacité opérationnelle du véhicule par radar afin de contribuer à garantir un décollage, un fonctionnement et un atterrissage sûrs du véhicule.
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