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1. (WO2018102119) INTEGRATED TETHER AND MOORING WITH FLOATING PLATFORM FOR ENERGY KITE
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/102119 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/061525
Publication Date: 07.06.2018 International Filing Date: 14.11.2017
IPC:
F03D 5/04 (2006.01) ,F03D 13/25 (2016.01) ,B64C 39/02 (2006.01) ,B64C 31/06 (2006.01) ,B63B 35/53 (2006.01) ,B63B 21/50 (2006.01) ,B63B 21/26 (2006.01)
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
D
WIND MOTORS
5
Other wind motors
04
the wind-engaging parts being attached to carriages running on tracks or the like
[IPC code unknown for F03D 13/25]
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
C
AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
39
Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02
characterised by special use
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
C
AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
31
Aircraft intended to be sustained without power plant; Powered hang-glider-type aircraft; Microlight-type aircraft
06
Kites
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
35
Vessels or like floating structures adapted for special purposes
50
Vessels or floating structures for aircraft
53
Floating runways
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
21
Tying-up; Shifting, towing, or pushing equipment; Anchoring
50
Anchoring arrangements for special vessels, e.g. for floating drilling platforms or dredgers
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
B
SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING
21
Tying-up; Shifting, towing, or pushing equipment; Anchoring
24
Anchors
26
securing to bed
Applicants:
X DEVELOPMENT LLC [US/US]; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US
Inventors:
NORDSTROM, Charles; US
FELKER, Fort; US
Agent:
ROHDE, Kurt, W.; US
Priority Data:
15/365,24930.11.2016US
Title (EN) INTEGRATED TETHER AND MOORING WITH FLOATING PLATFORM FOR ENERGY KITE
(FR) CÂBLE D'ATTACHE INTÉGRÉ ET ANCRAGE AVEC PLATEFORME FLOTTANTE POUR CERF-VOLANT ÉNERGÉTIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) Offshore airborne wind turbine systems with an aerial vehicle connected to an undersea anchor via a tether arc disclosed. A floating landing platform may be coupled to the tether and be dragged along the surface of the water along with the tether, The landing platform may he designed such that die tether can freely pass through die platform, allowing the aerial vehicle to ascend, descend, move laterally, and in crosswind flight, without creating a significant tension load on landing platform. The landing platform may also include a tether drive mechanism that can actively move the tether through the platform, thus changing die platform's location along the length of the tether.
(FR) L'invention concerne des systèmes d'éolienne aéroporté en mer avec un véhicule aérien connecté à un ancrage sous-marin par l'intermédiaire d'un arc d'attache. Une plateforme d'atterrissage flottante peut être couplée au câble d'attache et être glissée le long de la surface de l'eau conjointement avec le câble d'attache. La plateforme d'atterrissage peut être conçue de telle sorte que le câble d'attache de puce peut librement passer à travers la plateforme de matrice, permettant au véhicule aérien de monter, de descendre, de se déplacer latéralement, et en vol de vent latéral, sans créer de charge de tension significative sur la plateforme d'atterrissage. La plateforme d'atterrissage peut également comprendre un mécanisme d'entraînement d'attache qui peut déplacer activement le câble d'attache à travers la plateforme, changeant ainsi l'emplacement de la plateforme de matrice le long de la longueur du câble d'attache.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)