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1. WO2020139444 - USE OF WAVE ENERGY BY ENERGY KITE AND FLOATING PLATFORM

Publication Number WO/2020/139444
Publication Date 02.07.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/056965
International Filing Date 18.10.2019
IPC
F03D 5/00 2006.1
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
5Other wind motors
F03D 13/25 2016.1
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
20Arrangements for mounting or supporting wind motors; Masts or towers for wind motors
25specially adapted for offshore installation
CPC
B63B 2035/446
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
35Vessels or similar floating structures specially adapted for specific purposes and not otherwise provided for
44Floating buildings, stores, drilling platforms, or workshops, e.g. carrying water-oil separating devices
4433Floating structures carrying electric power plants
446for converting wind energy into electric energy
B63B 35/4406
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
63SHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; RELATED EQUIPMENT
BSHIPS OR OTHER WATERBORNE VESSELS; EQUIPMENT FOR SHIPPING 
35Vessels or similar floating structures specially adapted for specific purposes and not otherwise provided for
44Floating buildings, stores, drilling platforms, or workshops, e.g. carrying water-oil separating devices
4406Articulated towers, i.e. substantially floating structures comprising a slender tower-like hull anchored relative to the marine bed by means of a single articulation, e.g. using an articulated bearing
F03D 13/25
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
20Arrangements for mounting or supporting wind motors; Masts or towers for wind motors
25specially adapted for offshore installation
F03D 5/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
5Other wind motors
F05B 2240/921
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO WIND, SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS, TO MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS COVERED BY SUBCLASSES F03B, F03D AND F03G
2240Components
90Mounting on supporting structures or systems
92on an airborne structure
921kept aloft due to aerodynamic effects
F05B 2240/93
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO WIND, SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS, TO MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS COVERED BY SUBCLASSES F03B, F03D AND F03G
2240Components
90Mounting on supporting structures or systems
93on a structure floating on a liquid surface
Applicants
  • MAKANI TECHNOLOGIES LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • FELKER, Fort
  • NORDSTROM, Charles, Joseph
  • ATWATER, Joel, Fraser
Agents
  • CLIFFORD, Michael, D.
Priority Data
16/233,76327.12.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) USE OF WAVE ENERGY BY ENERGY KITE AND FLOATING PLATFORM
(FR) UTILISATION DE L'ÉNERGIE DES VAGUES AU MOYEN DE CERF-VOLANT ÉNERGÉTIQUE ET PLATEFORME FLOTTANTE
Abstract
(EN)
An example method includes: determining wave data corresponding to a floating ground station of an airborne wind turbine, wherein an aerial vehicle is coupled to the floating ground station via a tether; determining, based on the wave data, an oscillation profile of the floating ground station; and operating the aerial vehicle to fly in a closed path with: (a) a looping period that matches the period of wave-influenced oscillation of the floating ground station, and (b) a looping phase that aligns with the oscillation phase of the floating ground station such that movement of the aerial vehicle on a downstroke portion of the closed path corresponds to forward displacement of the floating ground station, and movement of the aerial vehicle on an upstroke portion the closed path corresponds to reverse displacement of the floating ground station.
(FR)
Un procédé donné à titre d'exemple dans la présente invention consiste à : déterminer des données de vague correspondant à une station terrestre flottante d'une éolienne aéroportée, un véhicule aérien étant couplé à la station terrestre flottante par l'intermédiaire d'une amarre; déterminer, sur la base des données de vague, un profil d'oscillation de la station terrestre flottante; et actionner le véhicule aérien à voler dans un trajet fermé avec : (a) une période de boucle qui correspond à la période d'oscillation influencée par les vagues de la station terrestre flottante, et (b) une phase de boucle qui s'aligne avec la phase d'oscillation de la station terrestre flottante de telle sorte que le mouvement du véhicule aérien sur une partie de course descendante du trajet fermé correspond à un déplacement vers l'avant de la station terrestre flottante, et le déplacement du véhicule aérien sur une partie de course montante du trajet fermé correspond au déplacement inverse de la station terrestre flottante.
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